THE National Transport Authority (NTA) and Bus Éireann have plans to introduce an improved 314 bus service for Clarina and Mungret from Sunday, October 9.
It will provide eight round trips serving both villages from Monday to Saturday with four round trips on Sundays.
The proposed bus service will provide four round trips per day between Ballybunion to Limerick City and return, Monday to Sunday inclusive, integrated and co-ordinated with four additional round trips between Foynes to Limerick City and return, Monday to Saturday inclusive, which will serve Clarina and Mungret.
Welcoming the news, Fine Gael councillor Dan McSweeney said: “there has been frustration amongst the locals over the delays in rolling out this improved service as we had originally been promised it would be rolled out by the end of July”.
“I hope no further stumbling blocks are made,” he added.
“Overall it is a good news story for the area and is a service that is long overdue as the area grows. I do know that plans are being brought forward to provide a Bus Connect service for the Mungret area but it will most likely take some time.
“Following my engagement with Limerick Council and the NTA, I have also received a commitment that bus stops will be installed in due course,” he concluded.