Dáil Éireann - Volume 642 - 04 December, 2007
Written Answers. - Public Transport.
Deputy Tony Gregory Deputy Tony Gregory
Deputy Tony Gregory asked the Minister for Transport the arrangements made by his Department with a company (details supplied) for its operations into Dublin City. [32525/07]
Deputy Noel Dempsey Deputy Noel Dempsey
Deputy Noel Dempsey: European Council Regulation (EEC) No 684/92 as amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 11/98 provides for the granting of International Authorisations enabling bus operators to provide regular international road passenger services between EU member states.
 Polonia Transport applied to the Polish Authorities for two International Authorisations to provide regular international road passenger transport services from Bialystox and Rzeszow to Dublin. The Polish Authorities in accordance with Article 7 of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 684/92, as amended, forwarded the applications to all Member States in whose territories the service passes through, regardless on whether passengers are picked up or set down, for their approval.
My Department considered the applications received from the Polish Authorities in accordance with the relevant Regulations and informed them that we had no objections to the granting of the Authorisations to Polonia Transport to provide regular services between Poland and Ireland. However it was indicated to the Polish Authorities that the company would be required to seek bus stop approval from the Garda for any bus stop they proposed to use before they could begin operating the service. My Department understands that an agreement was reached between Polonia and the Garda in this regard.
My Department has been advised that the Polish Authorities granted two Authorisations as applied for by Polonia Transport.
Dáil Éireann 642 Written Answers. Public Transport.