Siptu picket at Red Cow Luas station this morning

From Stillorgan and right into town,
The whole of our tram network’s down,
Now the poor middle class,
Must trudge through cold grass,
As they walk into work with a frown.

John Moynes

Pic: Dave Dunne

24 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Same old same old

    There was a poet called Moynes
    Who force fed odd couplets to rhyme
    His metre was off and his phrasing was soft
    And yet somehow he made a dime

  2. AshbourneFanny

    What’s the sneering at “the poor middle class” about?
    The Luas Red Line serves Tallaght, one of the largest working class areas in the country.

    1. Harry Molloy

      What’s the middle class anyway? Everyone I know in the middle class, which is most of us, works very very hard.

      Lovely morning all the same☺

        1. Harry Molloy

          I got a new keyboard for my phone called Fleksy, which is brilliant by the way, and it was just on it so I pressed it. Didn’t think it would actually show but it has!

    1. Rob_G

      Driving a van would actually be a good deal more difficult, as there is more entropy in driving on the open road than on a track that only interacts with with other traffic occasionally.

      (There is nothing wrong with driving either a van or a Luas for a living, but asking for a 50% increase for doing a relatively low-skilled job is taking the mick, IMO)

      1. Rob_G

        Train drivers are also in a position to hold large swathes of the public to ransom, so it could be argued that their (over)payment is a reflection of this.

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          Well I keep hearing about the Poor Commuters in arguments against the Luas strike so they evidently have the same leverage.

    1. Robert

      45k doesn’t go far these days – and it’s certainly harder than your job, whatever it is if you can be online commenting all day

  3. Pat

    It would seem clear to me that contracting or outsourcing the operation of this service is blocking the ability to resolve this dispute.

  4. Advertising On Police Cars

    My 7B bus driver was telling me that if the new proposed Luas line has an accident on College Green the whole city will shut down! ” ya cant divert a Luas , you can a bus”

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