Ireland to offer free Wi-Fi across public transport network

30 Aug 2012

Ireland’s transport minister Leo Varadkar has revealed plans to have free public Wi-Fi services available across the country’s entire public transportation system next year. According to local news source The Journal, Wi-Fi has already been introduced on Irish Rail and Bus Eireann services, while trials are also underway on Dublin Bus and Luas, Dublin’s light rail transit system, with a view to a full rollout in the near future. Mr Varadkar was cited as saying that Dart and Dublin commuter rail services are expected to come online this autumn, while Dublin Bus will develop a ‘business case’ for a fleet-wide Wi-Fi rollout in 2013; the latter has already trialled wireless internet access on the No 16 bus route, while it is being added to 80 new vehicles.

Alongside the public transportation roll out, the report notes that Wi-Fi services are also being provided in tourism offices across the country.