Meanwhile, In Dublin



This morning.

At the Broadstone bus depot for Dublin Bus in Dublin 7.

Dublin Bus workers – including Noel Fagan and Inspector Peter Duffy of the National Bus and Rail Union (top pic) – picket outside the depot on the second day of the latest 48-hour Dublin.

Yesterday, the National Bus and Railworkers’ Union announced that further strike action will take place on the following dates:

• 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.

Meanwhile, Dublin Bus writes:

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.

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17 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Dublin


    agreed, i was alluding to the fact that refunds for change tickets should be done online/ through an app.

    1. Turgenev

      Yeah! Why should anyone want a proper wage that they could support a family and buy a home on? That’s just silly.

    2. MoyestWithExcitement

      Great idea! And if your grand and granddad live on an unprofitable bus route that gets stopped, they can just spend their entire tiny state pension on taxis!

        1. jeremy kyle

          If they’ve got a problem with it they can just start an online petition like the rest of us. Problem solved.

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            Do you really think spending taxes on taxis (copyright) for one or two people is going to cost the state (that’s you and me) less than spending it on busses for 20 to 60 people? It costs me €3 odd to go to town on the bus. €30 plus in a taxi. You sure?

    3. bob

      Privatisation of the buses would be a disaster. Same way the bins were. Some things just need to be state owned/controlled/subsidised.

  2. Mayor Quimby

    On Conyngham Road the protestors are parked dangerously on double yellow lines, thus blocking the cycle lanes.

    Selfish louts cant be bother to park properly and walk

  3. Nikkeboentje

    They don’t need to strike. I remember maybe 10 years ago, the bus drivers refused to take payment for the journey. This meant that the bus drivers kept the public on side but still managed to get their point across to senior management.

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