No threat to free travel scheme

The new Tanaiste says there's no threat to the future of the free travel scheme.

Joan Burton's moved to assure pensioners that there is no prospect of them losing their free use of public transport.

She's been responding to a Fianna Fáil call for assurance that the scheme isn't about to be scrapped.

Minister Burton says a review is currently underway - but that the scheme itself isn't going anywhere:

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