Press release 21st February 2017 NBRU press release 21st February 2017 Government support


NBRU calls on the Government to provide support in relation to discussions on Bus Éireann

General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said:

“It is quite clear at this stage that a resolution to the Expressway crisis can only be found if the Government, in the guise of the Department of Transport and the NTA provide the necessary support to ensure that the Bus Éireann issue does not drift into a catastrophic transport dispute with the very real potential of spreading across vast swathes of the CIÉ Group resulting in national gridlock.”

Mr O’Leary went on to say:

“The Unions will not be found wanting in playing our part, efficiencies being a case in point, but the absence to-date of Government, whether that be through additional state support for vital services across the many towns and villages served by Bus Éireann, or an adequately funded Free Travel Scheme for those that both rely and deserve it’s provisions, it is simply not good enough that the Minister for Transport, as he recently suggested, would tell the people of Rural Ireland that their future services will be less frequent and less comfortable than that which they currently enjoy.”

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