The Kildare Nationalist recently reported that Athy MD councillor Ivan Keatley has called on the council to work with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and TFI Local Link Kildare South Dublin to provide bus shelters on the 883 and 880 route services in south Kildare, beginning with the most used stops and populated rural areas.

A written response to his motion at their March meeting confirmed that Kildare Co Council will contact the NTA ‘regarding the potential provision of bus shelters along these bus service routes.’

It added that ‘a bus shelter programme is already in operation in County Kildare with a current list of locations identified at different stages of installation. This programme is a multi-disciplinary operation between numerous departments of Kildare Co Council and is very reliant on the availability of staffing resources.’