While the decision not to increase the cost of petrol and diesel is good news for the transport industry, more needs to be done to secure the sector.
That's the view of a local coach company following the Government decision to retain lower rates of excise on petrol and diesel until later in the year.
Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment Simon Coveney says it'll be costly to continue, but the sector still faces significant challenges:
Kathy Farrelly from Farrelly Coaches in Longford believes the government need to invest in the transport sector now or risk the services being pulled altogether.
Speaking to Let's Talk today, Kathy says that there will be a range of benefits to shoring up the industry now:
'If we can receive subsidies for fuel, then we can wager that kind of cost.
We will be cheaper, so customers can choose buses instead. Customers would turn to buses if fuel was so expensive for them, and then everyone will make greener choices.
The same applies to schools and everything else as well, reducing the amount of cars on the road. All of it is interconnected.'