In 2011 the average cash Dublin Bus fare for 4-7 stages was €1.60, the lowest fare was €1.15. The NTA recently announced that the new fares would increase to €2.15 and €3. This constitutes an 87.5% increase over this time. Fares on rail and LUAS will also increase by at least 10%. Ireland has one of the lowest subsidies to public transport in Europe. In an effort to cut down on carbon emissions, we should be getting people out of their cars. These increases will only serve to discourage people from using public transport. It's not Fare!!