Compulsory Face Masks On Public Transport Welcomed In Clare

The announcement that face masks will become compulsory on public transport has been welcomed by the Clare member of the National Executive of the National Bus and Rail Union.

Transport Minister Shane Ross has confirmed that it be an offence not to wear face coverings on busses of trains, but it’s not yet clear whether people will be fined or face court if they don’t comply.

Capacity on buses and trains will also be increased to 50 percent from Monday as part of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.


The NBRU says Gardaí should be deployed to enforce the rule, but Killaloe Executive member and Fianna Fáil Councillor Tony O’Brien has been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that he believes people will want to comply to help stop the spread of infection.