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Wednesday 22 January 2020

A breakdown of the increases

Dublin Bus: Fares will go up by an average of 15pc. Increases range from 13pc for a child's single fare (80c to 90c), while a single adult ticket costing €1.20 rises to €1.40 (up 17pc).

Bus Eireann: Tickets will increase by 5.4pc for cash fares, 5.1pc for prepaid fares, and 3pc for annual tax-saver tickets.

City fares in Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford will rise by 10c per journey. School fares in cities will increase by 5c.

Iarnrod Eireann: Fares will rise by an average of 6pc on DART and commuter services, but discounts of up to 19pc will apply to Leap card-holders.

A single adult DART journey from Clontarf Road to Tara Street will rise 8.8pc from €1.70 to €1.85.

Child fares will go up between 5c and 10c.

A weekly ticket on the outer commuter service from Drogheda to Connolly will rise from €53 to €57 (7.5pc).

Luas: Luas has been granted fare increases averaging 6.3pc, meaning single cash fares will rise 10c. All smart-card fares will also increase by 11.5pc, but still offer a saving over paying in cash. Smart-card trips of €1.25 each will rise to €1.45, or 16pc.

Irish Independent

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