Bus Éireann have responded to the criticism of parking facilities at their Ballina Depot by Fine Gael councillor John O’Hara.

In a statement to Midwest News they say Bus Éireann’s Ballina station has an employee car park which was previously uncontrolled. 

This resulted in difficulties, with at times entry and exit access blocked.

It was necessary to put a barrier in place to ensure safe exit including for buses and coaches.

A set down area has been created at the front of the station for people with mobility challenges.

The employees working from the station include drivers, garage, school transport and administration.