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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Bullying of women exists at so many levels 

Fr Michael Commane - The Way I See It There was a breeze coming from somewhere on the upper deck of a Dublin Bus vehicle. I noticed there was a window open on the other side of the bus. Suddenly I heard a loud bang. It sounded aggressive. The man sitting in front of me had got up, gone over to the window and closed it with significant force and then sat down on the seat under the window he had closed. After a few seconds I noticed a conversation between the man and the...

NBRU leaflet casts train drivers in a bad light 

Fr Michael Commane - The Way I See It It's a relief that the rail stoppages have been suspended. I can remember when Tom Darby set up the National Busmen's Union in 1963, which later expanded to include rail workers and is now the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU). Over the years I have got to know a number of locomotive drivers. There is a long and proud history in Ireland of the men, and now women, who drive our trains. In the days of steam they did tough and dirty jobs.

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