Minister for Community and Rural Affairs Michael Ring has officially launched the Local Link brand. Local Link provides quality community-based public transport across rural Ireland. The launch took place at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly.
Minister Michael Ring said: “Local Link is enabling people in remote rural areas to go shopping, get to hospital appointments and avail of services in their local towns and villages. With over 1.7 million such journeys taking place last year, it is providing an invaluable service to rural Ireland.
Tim Gaston, Director of Public Transport Services at the National Transport Authority said: “Local Link is in many ways the unsung hero of our public transport system. In launching the Local Link brand, we want to make sure people all over Ireland are aware that these fantastic local bus services exist, and that the work being done at local level is properly acknowledged. “The message is that Local Link is very much open for business for everybody, including people going to work, families, students, tourists and visitors”.