Monday 26 February 2018

Ross is standing still, not moving forward

Transport Minister Shane Ross. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Transport Minister Shane Ross. Photo: Douglas O'Connor


They say that a willingness to meet half way only works if one is able to judge distance correctly.

It is hard to know precisely how far apart management and unions are at Dublin Bus, but there are light years between what the public expects from its transport service and what is being offered. Today, hundreds of thousands of people have had to make alternative arrangements to get to work. School children and people trying to meet hospital appointments have all been left high and dry. Given so many have been affected, the lack of urgency on the part of the Government to do something about the breakdown is astonishing.

Transport Minister Shane Ross, who still has no regrets about describing his brief as a "doddle", is facing six days of transport chaos in the capital. Luckily for him, he has a driver at his disposal, should needs require.

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