22 thoughts on “Business As Usual

  1. millie st murderlark

    Just politely inform them that they are obstructing traffic and blocking a cycle lane.

    I’m sure they’ll be only delighted to oblige.

    1. Dhaughton99

      Yeah I did politely ask a taxi driver, who was parked in the bike lane and forcing me into the Luas tracks the other days and he told me, “there’s my number, report me”.

      1. Just Sayin

        You shouldn’t have taken your bike onto the luas tracks, the correct response would have been to climb over the obstructing taxi dragging your bicycle behind you. Obviously making best effort to not scratch the car ;)

  2. phil

    The problem here is like most parts of Dublin, the Gardai have just given up policing the roads, its human nature, bad behavior creeps in by a few , eventually everyone follows suit….

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Very true. When I’m in a cab I ask the driver to stop somewhere safe and legal. But they just pull in anywhere – because they get away with it!

    2. Ian-O

      I think you could have left your post with:

      ”The problem here is like most parts of Dublin, the Gardai have just given up policing”

      Look up the Broken Window theory on how their behaviour adds to the problems.

      When drug deals go on within site of patrolling Gardai and addicts openly shoot up on city streets, the floodgates are opened to all sorts of malfeasance.

      1. scottser

        You’ll find that drug taking is not illegal but the possession of drugs is. It’s simply not worth a garda’s time to interfere with someone taking their ‘medicine’.

      2. gerry

        I have been in Dublin city centre nearly every day for 18 years including spending significant amounts of that time in the Liberties and Dublin 1 and I have seen someone with a needle in there arm once more ten years ago.

  3. Increasing Displacement

    The whining around Dublin about this type of thing is sad as it pales in comparison to what you see in the sticks
    People park where ever

    It’s ireland…no one gives a poopy poo

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