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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Fares going down on subsidised public transport - April 2022 Taxsaver changes

In February 2022, the Irish government announced a 20% price cut - on average - on public transport services that they pay a subsidy for.

In March 2022, Transport for Ireland announced the first steps in applying this:

  • Existing annual Taxsaver tickets for subsidised services will be extended by three months, and

  • Prices for Taxsaver tickets for April, (which will be purchased from mid-late March onwards) for subsidised services will go down by 20%.  

What buses are not included in the April 2022 fare cuts

This change only applies to Public Service Obligation (PSO) public transport services, including those provided by Irish Rail / Iarnród Éireann  and Bus Éireann.  These services receive a government subsidy under the PSO scheme.  
  • The change probably does not apply to TaxSaver tickets for unsubsidised buses, or ones that are subsidised outside of the PSO programme eg Burkes, CityLink, CityDirect, Expressway.

  • The announcement did not mention non-TaxSaver monthly tickets, so the price of these will probably not change, yet.