PROTESTS AGAINST PLANNED cuts and changes to Dublin Bus services are taking place across the capital today.
A number of groups have organised the demonstrations as part of the ‘Save Our Bus Services’ campaign which is being co-ordinated by the People Before Profit party.
Protests are taking place in Inchicore, Ringsend, Dundrum, Donnycarney, Crumlin, Ballymun, Whitehall, Finglas, Dún Laoghaire and Clondalkin, reports the Irish Times.
Changes are due to affect a number of services including the 19A service in south Dublin which the campaign argues “is unfairly hitting the most vulnerable in our society by making their service less reliable and more difficult to access.”
Dublin Bus say the changes are not intended to cause hardship and will instead improve and enhance services.
Proposed changes to certain other routes such as the 54A, which runs from the city centre to Kiltipper via Harolds Cross, have already been averted because of lobbying by local groups and politicians in the areas affected.
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