Monday 26 September 2016

Mum slams commuters after pregnant daughter left standing on DART

Amy Molloy

Published 07/09/2016 | 17:13

Anne Joyce told RTE Radio One’s Liveline that she is disgusted by the lack of manners young people show on public transport in Dublin
Anne Joyce told RTE Radio One’s Liveline that she is disgusted by the lack of manners young people show on public transport in Dublin

A mum has launched a blistering attack on Irish commuters after her heavily pregnant daughter was left standing on a DART.

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Anne Joyce told RTE Radio One’s Liveline that she is disgusted by the lack of manners young people show on public transport in Dublin.

Her daughter, who is eight months pregnant, was recently left standing on the DART after nobody gave up their seat for her.

She photographed the passengers looking at their phones, after none of them were "polite enough" to offer her a seat.

“I’d love to put that photo up on every billboard in the country,” her mother said.

“I know if me and my husband have travelled on public transport, and I know if he sees any lady of any age, pregnant or not, he always gets up and gives away his seat.”

Ms Joyce said it has happened on more than one occasion, and compared Dublin to London, stating that Ireland’s neighbours are far more obliging.

“She was offered a seat any time she was on public transport in London.”

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