A Monaghan Senator has called for a new young adult card scheme that affords students a 50 per cent reduction to be broadened.
The scheme was originally rolled-out for Public Service Obligation (PSO) in May and was extended to commercial bus services at the start of September.
Despite this, Senator Gallagher said there are many students from Cavan and Monaghan who are not eligible for this because they attend college in the North as opposed to South of the border. According to Senator Gallaher, many of the students who travel up north to go to college in places such as Belfast and Derry are missing out on the 50 per cent reduction. As it stands, the local representative described the card scheme as "discriminatory" against students from the Northern Sound region, adding that it should be designed to incentivise more young people to use public transport, as opposed to doing the opposite.