By Council Reporter
Residents leaders from the Glen have expressed themselves “bitterly
disappointed” with the “totally unsatisfactory” result of talks held
with representatives of Bus Eireann management this lunchtime.
The residents’ delegation was told that Bus Eireann hope to make one
change to their new timetable:
they plan to seek permission from the National Transport Authority (NTA)
to divert the 6pm bus from Cork city to Carrignavar through the Glen.
Socialist Party Councillor Mick Barry said afterwards: “Have they
been listening at all to what the people of this area have been
saying? How is that proposal meant to address the problems of
pensioners who need to get down to Blackpool to collect their
pensions? How is it meant to address the concerns of parents of
schoolchildren who need to get up to Dublin Hill to get to school at
St Aidan’s? This is a pathetic response from Bus Eireann”.
Residents now plan to escalate their campaign meeting Thursday 10am
outside St Brendan’s Church in the Glen before travelling to Capwell
for a protest.
Local community organisations are laying on buses for the occasion.
All Glen residents and their supporters are invited to attend.