The proposed civic plaza at College Green, Dublin 2
Olivia Kelly, in The Irish Times, reports:
Dublin Bus wants to keep running buses through College Green in defiance of Dublin City Council’s plans to develop the area as a pedestrian- and cyclist-only plaza.
The bus company, which previously publicly supported the council’s plans for a new €10 million civic plaza, wants An Bord Pleanála to stop the council from banning buses from crossing College Green, and to hold a public oral hearing on the scheme.
Among the 24 routes are the 185, which connects Bray with Newtownmountkennedy, the 76a, which connects Blanchardstown and Tallaght shopping centres, and the 220, which travels from Ballymun to Mulhuddart….
Dublin Bus celebrated its 30th anniversary today with their longest serving employees reading favorite stories, including the lost missing table tennis bats (video above), which have been gathered into a giant Dublin Bus Legends Story Book chronicled since setting out 1987.
Middle pic from left: Des O Toole, Theresa Lydon, Sean Hyland, Craig Shearer and on top Ciaran Keogh and David Byrne.
• 48-hour stoppage on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28.
• 24-hour stoppage on Saturday, October 1.
• 24-hour stoppage on Wednesday, October 5.
• 24-hour stoppage on Friday, October 7.
• 24-hour stoppage on Monday, October 10.
• 24-hour stoppage on Wednesday, October 12.
• 24-hour stoppage on Friday, October 14.
• 48-hour stoppage on Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19.
• 24-hour stoppage on Monday, October 24.
• 24-hour stoppage on Wednesday, October 26.
• 24-hour stoppage on Saturday, October 29.
Dublin Bus will issue customers with annual and monthly tickets on Leap Cards with a refund for each day lost due to the industrial action. Customers can collect their refund at our Head Office on 59, Upper O’Connell Street. Refunds should be claimed once the dispute is resolved.