Gavan Reilly

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21st Century Travel

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A short one today, as I’m abroad for the day and won’t get much time to write a full entry.

I’ll be brief: recall if you will my earlier post on public transport and how a national policy – in Ireland at the very least – very rarely seems to be properly co-ordinated as well as it should.

Well, the proof is in the pudding. Right now on I can’t even find a fare to get from Dublin to Cork – but I know from experience that a return fare to Kerry is about €65 return. Last August the missus and I had to get off to a family wedding down south – so we flew. It was €45 (even including Ryanair’s rape of a handling charge) and we got there in 25 minutes. Carbon footprint, how are ya.

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January 7th, 2009 at 12:06 pm