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McCarthy: Abusive jibes not a proper response

Colm McCarthy


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People using a bus. Stock photo: Getty

People using a bus. Stock photo: Getty

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People using a bus. Stock photo: Getty

Last Sunday, I drew attention to the preponderance of bus-based public transport in Ireland and criticised - politely - those who conflate public transport with rail.

The next government will have to make choices between bus and rail, since resources for the capital programme will be tight. Rail-based projects are costly.

If there are worthwhile examples, the onus of proof lies on those with projects to promote.