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More than 100,000 using Leap Card

More than 100,000 commuters have now signed up to Leap Card for public transport journeys around Dublin.

Since its launch six months ago, more than 4.5 million passenger journeys have taken place using a Leap Card. This equates to over €9m travel credit.

And the number of people using Leap continues to grow with approximately 2,000 people per week getting their card.

Leap is up to 11pc cheaper than Dublin Bus single tickets paid with cash, up to 17pc cheaper than Luas singles, and up to 18pc cheaper than DART and Commuter Rail singles.

"We're looking forward to adding more features and products on to the card later in 2012 to make it even more attractive for users," said scheme director Tim Gaston.

The facility can be used on all Dublin Bus, Luas, and DART services as well as Commuter Rail services in Dublin's 'Short Hop Zone'.