Public transport connectivity


Sir, – Recent letters regarding buses and trains prompt me to recount a recent experience.

As Cork Airport is closed, those of us who live in Cork need to travel to Dublin if we need to leave the country. I was finally due to take a long-postponed flight from Dublin in September. As it was an afternoon flight, I calculated I would have time to take the train from Cork to Heuston Station and get a bus from there to Dublin Airport. The day before travelling I consulted the online timetable for the 747 Dublin Bus from the station to the airport and saw that it departed every 15 minutes.

On arrival outside the station I searched for the bus stop, only to be told that this public service was discontinued due to Covid and had not been reinstated. There is now no public transport from Heuston Station to Dublin Airport at a time when it was never needed more.

Incidentally, the online timetable still has not been updated.

– Yours, etc,


Clonakilty, Co Cork.