Thursday 22 June 2017

Failure to avert Luas strike will hit economy

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Photocall Ireland
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe. Photo: Photocall Ireland
Editorial

Editorial

At the height of a General Election, the last thing a Government needs is a rolling transport strike.

There will be no Luas today or tomorrow and the Small Firms Association has warned that a further planned strike on St Patrick's Day could cost Dublin city around €50m in lost revenue.

Severe disruption to the public, and massive loss to the economy, adds up to a lose-lose situation.

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