Saturday 10 December 2016

'It's an absolute disaster, I'm going to have to take a holiday day off work'

Published 01/05/2015 | 07:07

Emma Francis from Donegal living in Dublin Voxpop about Bus strike.
Justin Farrelly.
Emma Francis from Donegal living in Dublin Voxpop about Bus strike. Justin Farrelly.
Vanessa Martinez from Dublin Voxpop about Bus strike. Justin Farrelly.
Keith Murphy from Lucan Voxpop about Bus strike. Justin Farrelly.
Robert MacNamara from Churchtown Voxpop about Bus strike. Justin Farrelly.
Alan Meaney from Celbridge Voxpop about Bus strike. Justin Farrelly.
Grainne Carley Voxpop about Bus strike. Justin Farrelly.
Alan Murphy from Rathfarnham Voxpop about Bus strike. Justin Farrelly.
Nicola Carty from Clonee Voxpop about Bus strike. Justin Farrelly.

Inconvenienced commuters have their say

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“This is a disaster for me. I am going to have to take a holiday day from work. My babysitter only lives on a bus line and has no other means of public transport available to her, she won’t be able to make it.” – Nicola Carthy, Clonee

 

“Privatisation isn’t a good thing so the strike has a valid point. It is a pain though. I am pregnant and I will have to get a train which is not ideal. It will definitely make it hard to get to work.” – Emma Francis, Ashtown

 

“The strike is a total bummer but it raises a very valid issue. I am not in favour of privatisation and I think it will be a bad idea for the industry so we will just have to grin and bear it. Buses need to stay as a public service and not a business.” – Vannessa Martinez, Glasnevin

 

“I live in Lucan and travel to work in the city centre every day so the strike will make things very, very difficult.  It is an absolute disaster, especially doing it on a bank holiday. I don’t agree with it.” – Keith Murphy, Lucan

 

“I am a daily commuter travelling from Churchtown to town every day for work and don’t see why we should be held to ransom. I am very open to privatisation on certain routes... it would be really good for the industry.” – Robert MacNamara, Churchtown

 

“This is a massive inconvenience and they have no grounds whatsoever to strike. We need to open up this sector to private companies. If you look at the UK, you have more competition, friendlier drivers and  better customer service.” – Alan Meaney, Celbridge

 

“I don’t think they should be striking for this reason.  Legislation has already been passed for a small number of routes to be opened up to private companies. There is definitely a space in the market.” – Grainne Carley, Portobello

 

“It is going to be very difficult to get to work. I am going to have to do a lot of messing around to get in on time. The bus unions jumped to this much too quickly, they should have done it on a Sunday first.” – Alan Murphy, Rathfarnham

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