The provision of a bus by the State to transport workers between Dublin and the Office of Public Works head office in Trim, Co Meath, is to end after Bus Éireann introduced a new early morning service for the route.

The bus service run by the OPW collected workers from Dublin Castle and drove them to Trim, where the OPW office was located as part of the decentralisation programme.

The bus returned to Dublin with staff for meetings a short while later, before making the reverse journeys in the evening.

Today, Minister of State with responsibility for the OPW Dr Martin Mansergh said he welcomed the introduction of the new improved morning service between Dublin and Trim.

He said that as a result of the new services, the 'temporary arrangements made by the office following decentralisation have accordingly been withdrawn.'