Aontú’s candiate in the Laytown/Bettystown area in the upcoming local elections, Peter Whelan, has kicked up a fuss abut the 109 bus.

Specifically the lack of official bus stops en route from Drogheda to Slane.

He told Meath Live, “Rural dwellers and commuters rely heavily on this service and yet I have been contacted numerous times in the last few weeks about the lack of safe stops along the entire stretch of road from the M1 roundabout at Drogheda to Slane.

I have been informed that the service often stops at different and inconsistent points, which I am assuming are the only safe places available.  I have written to the NTA to ascertain the official stops for the service and I intend to press officials on the safety of these for a service that is often used by elderly people and workers.

We are constantly being told by Green Ministers that public transport provision is being expanded, yet across Meath in particular we see a disjointed service that is sometimes unreliable and causing distress for those who rely on the 109 service and others for work and to get around the area.”