We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.


Affected by the Bus Éireann strike? The #liftfairy can help

The kindness of strangers….

WITH MOST BUS Éireann services hit by the industrial action, the hashtag #liftfairy is trending in Ireland right now with people offering and looking for lifts to and from towns and cites around the country.

Some are using the hashtag to offer lifts:

Others are looking for a lift themselves:

And some are using it to say what a great idea it is:

Even if the industrial action ends – though there’s no sign of that happening at the moment – one Twitter user got in touch with us to suggest that the #liftfairy not be confined to when bus drivers go on strike.

“I’m often travelling the country in an empty car and would happily help someone avoid expensive train or bus fares especially now when people have so little extra cash. Could be a good way for drivers to offset some of their fuel costs also,” @HakuinMurphy said.

Read: ‘Vast majority’ of Bus Éireann services cancelled today due to strike

GALLERY: Check out how quiet Busaras is during the strike

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.