Citylink to contest unlicensed service charges

A case in which Galway-based bus company Citylink is charged with running unlicensed non-stop daily services to Dublin has been adjourned for hearing to March 8.

The Galway District Court heard this week that Citylink, which is owned by Singapore-based Comfortdelgro, would be contesting the two charges brought against it by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Irish Citylink Comfortdelgro Ltd, Galway Tourist Office, Forster Street, is charged with operating a direct passenger service between Dublin city and Galway City without a passenger licence granted under the Road Transport Act 1932 on October 16, 2009, and with a return service later that same day.

Following a complaint from a rival bus company the Department of Transport ordered Citylink last October to stop running a non-stop service between Galway and Dublin without the required license. However, Citylink has challenged this order and claim that under an existing license it is entitled to run a service with scheduled stops as well as a non-stop service.

In court this week, counsel for the bus company made an application for the case to be adjourned to March 8 for hearing. Judge Mary Fahy granted the application.


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