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Changes since Kelly took office

Published 27/02/2012 | 05:00

March 2011: Newly elected TD Alan Kelly appointed Minister of State at the Department of Transport with responsibility for public transport and commuting.

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June: Iarnrod Eireann announces new timetables for all services travelling into Heuston Station, including those from Nenagh.

September: Mr Kelly 'encourages' the rail company to provide a train for Tipperary fans to travel to All-Ireland final.

December: Budget results in cuts to Iarnrod Eireann subvention.

January 2012: Iarnrod Eireann fare increases take effect.

February 9: Iarnrod Eireann seeks permission from the National Transport Authority to run extra services from Limerick to Dublin, via Nenagh.

February 17: NTA receives and approves the changes.

March 5: New services to/from Nenagh begin.

Irish Independent

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