A Fianna Fáil senator has accused Iarnród Éireann of discriminating against Kerry senior citizens who want to travel to the All-Ireland football final.
Senator Mark Daly says this means elderly Dublin supporters will be allowed to use their travel passes to support their team, should they qualify, as they can use their travel pass within Dublin.
But a spokesman for Iarnród Éireann has accused the senator of being “clearly unaware” of how the Free Travel Scheme works. Barry Kenny says the Department of Social Protection only pays public transport operators for pass holders on scheduled services. He said special trains anywhere in the country have never been covered by the scheme and tickets were still available for Saturday and Monday for pass holders planning to stay in Dublin. But Senator Daly want the Minister for Transport to re-examine the issue: