Athlone Bus Éireann Workers Will Strike "As Long As Necessary"

Dermot O Leary

If you are booked on a train today that has been affected you may travel on an alternative service for free, where available, using the same ticket.

The strike doesn't affect Dublin, as it has its own bus network - Dublin Bus.

Colleagues in Irish Rail and Dublin Bus refused to cross the picket lines leading to nationwide cancellations on those services, but this action has since ceased, after drivers abandoned their pickets.

"My first concern is with all the passengers affected by this ongoing strike and by this new unofficial and unjustified protest, and I very much regret the impact on them".

Transport Minister Shane Ross says he wont be opening up the chequebook, and wont be intervening.

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Shop steward with SIPTU Gerry O'Brien, who's picketing outside Ennis depot for an eight day says failing to protect bus services could have irreparable damage for the tourist industry in Clare.

Bus Eireann bosses have warned losses continuing to accelerate at the company, and exacerbated by strike action to date, threaten to collapse the company this year - its 30th anniversary.

The Bus Éireann dispute centres on a dispute over cuts to pay and conditions planned by the company without Union agreement.

Limerick/Nenagh via Ballybrophy - all services cancelled in both directions.

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