Originally Posted by Underground
Personally I think they may have side-stepped the rail issue (politically only) via the sheer number of bus routes now operating out of the airport. Shur if you have a bus going virtually 24/7 to Ballina via Longford, or to Navan, then it keeps people quiet.
I don't know about keeping quiet but fact remains that the bus from the airport is a far better option for me here in Longford than the train even though I'd much rather travel by train.
The bus is cheaper, runs services for first flight out and most last flights in and is generally faster than taking a bus into town and changing to the train.