Bill would reveal subsidised bus routes

CIE would be compelled to reveal its profitable and subsidised routes if a new bill to establish the Dublin Transport Authority (DTA) becomes law.

16th February, 2008

CIE would be compelled to reveal its profitable and subsidised routes if a new bill to establish the Dublin Transport Authority (DTA) becomes law.

It follows advice from the Attorney General that CIE must become fully transparent if the government is to meet EU rules on subsidies and competition in the market.

Private bus companies have been waging an EU challenge to CIE’s right to withhold information on how state subsidies are used on routes....

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