Good to see that the inconsistencies of fares in the suburban areas of the cities outside Dublin are being addressed in the next fares determination. Recently used a leapcard to go from Ballincollig into Cork by bus at a single cost of €3.52 (€7 return) for a 5 mile / 8km journey. Seems like this will fall to under €2 each way - a much more reasonable fare.
Maximum leap journey is Dublin is €2.60, so seems much more comparable.
My recollection is that rail fares will similarly become more in line with Dublin.