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Ireland has the second most expensive transport costs in the eurozone. What are the problems?

21st May, 2005

What are the problems?

Ireland has the second most expensive transport costs in the eurozone. Ireland also came 15th out of the 16 developed countries on quality of infrastructure. Ireland is still playing catch-up after years of under-investment; our transport system is poorly integrated.

The country's main transport regulator, the Department of Transport, is also the main owner of most of the country's bus and rail services through the semi-state company CIE. There is also no...

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