March 29, 2020
Sinn Féin calls for free public transport for healthcare workers – Louise O’Reilly

Speaking this morning, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health Louise O’Reilly TD has called on the government to allow free travel on public transport for all healthcare workers for the duration of the Covid-19 crisis.

Teachta O’Reilly said:

“Some States have decided to recognise the vital work of their frontline health workers in response to Covid-19 by introducing free public transport for these workers during the crisis.

“Many frontline health staff travel to work daily by train and bus, and this small gesture would help demonstrate our respect and gratitude at this difficult and unprecedented time.

“Our healthcare staff are working tirelessly day and night in the fight against this virus and anything that makes their daily lives easier should be considered.

 “I have written to the Minister for Health to see if he can raise the introduction of this measure with the Department of Transport and the National Transport Authority. 

“I have also placed on record with the Minister our view that the decision to reduce public transport services must not jeopardise social and physical distancing efforts and put the safety of passengers and workers at risk.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Government can and must act to ease cost-of-childcare burden on parents – @Kathleensf1

“Sinn Féin is calling for the government to give families a break by cutting the cost of childcare by two thirds from 2022 levels.”

The negotiations between London and Brussels are finished, and from today the deal is being implemented.

It is now time to move forward.

Later this month a delegation of U.S business leaders will visit.

We must work together in an Executive to seize the new economic…

Garda roster dispute: While it isn't the Minister's job to negotiate the dispute, it IS her job to ensure that this dispute is negotiated.

It can be resolved, but unfortunately the Minister is just standing back. She needs to get in there and assist – @Martin_Kenny on #TWIP

📺 Sinn Féin spokesperson on Transport and Communications @Martin_Kenny will be live on @rtetwip today, from 12noon.

Watch here:


Load More