Would you use a "drink link" bus in Leitrim?

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Would you use a "drink link" bus  in Leitrim?

Drink link buses to be in place this Summer

A state-funded bus service will be put in place to transport people to and from rural pubs from this summer, according to national reports.

50 'drink link' buses are expected tomake around 188 weekly runs in a bid to counter social isolation in rural areas of Ireland. The routes will run mostly on weekends between 6pm and 11pm on an initial trial basis from June until September. The scheme is set to cost the government around €450,000. 

Residents of Kerry, Cork, Donegal, Kildare, Waterford, Wexford, Cavan, Monaghan, Offaly and Laois are understood to be in line for the service but what about Leitrim?!

It seems the service will be stretched to 19 counties eventually. Would you use a 'drink link' bus in Leitrim?

The move comes after years of debate on drink-driving laws in rural areas with Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae often being an outspoken advocate of more lenient laws. 

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