Monday 19 March 2018

Buses can weigh in on fat tax plan

AT THE risk of being unpopular by running counter to the general indifference to the growing problem of obesity, I propose that we extend Michael O'Leary's plans for a 'fat tax' on his aircraft to other modes of public transport.

I was sitting on the top deck of a Dublin bus the other morning when my tranquility was rudely interrupted by a heaving mass of a man who took the outside seat, crushing me against the window.

When Noel Dempsey finishes washing the sand out of his hair and is ready to get back to work, perhaps he would like to address this issue.

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