There needs to be targeted measures on fuel costs to provide financial relief for commuters in rural areas.

That’s the call coming from Mayo Senator Lisa Chambers, who fears that rising fuels costs may make it unviable for people in some parts of the region to drive to work.

The Fianna Fail representative says that while measures introduced to reduce fares on public transport are welcome, additional measures for motorists must also be considered.

The Castlebar-based Oireachtas member argues that with fuel costs doubling in many cases, some people are finding a 5-day commute to and from places like Sligo and Galway unviable.

Senator Lisa Chambers told Midwest News that ensuring people can continue to afford the commute to the workplace is vital for the economy.

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