24th September 2013, Tuesday
By Council Reporter
Talks get underway at 12 noon today between representatives of
residents in the Glen and Bus Eireann management on the contentious
issue of bus services in the Northside estate.
Bus Eireann axed the number 12 service at the end of August halving
bus runs from the Glen and breaking the bus link between the estate
and both Blackpool and Dublin Hill.
The axing of the service has led to local protests including a
100-strong street blockade last Thursday.
Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry, who has helped organise the
local protests, said this morning: “Pensioners living in the Glen
need a bus to Blackpool and schoolchildren need a bus to Dublin Hill.
The protests will continue if Bus Eireann don’t have something real to
offer the residents’ represenatives today.”