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# buses - Monday 17 November, 2014

Sick of dodgy WiFi on trains and buses? We have some good news...

…but it might cost us.

# buses - Friday 14 November, 2014

Night buses for Dublin on the table as part of 'D-Day' for privatised bus routes

The NBRU is attempting to delay the tender process for 10% of Dublin’s routes.

# buses - Monday 20 October, 2014

Gay couple claim they were threatened by bus driver for kissing

‘[I]t’s my bus it is my rules and I don’t want to watch that, it’s disgusting, get off the bus.’

# buses - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Luas Cross City line could be extended into the north of Dublin

This comes as part of a number of proposals by the NTA on creating better connections throughout the north of the city.

# buses - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Does Ireland provide equal public transport to wheelchair users?

Wheelchair users are to be treated the same as any other passengers under the law, but is that the case?

# buses - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Efforts to get people out of cars and onto public transport aren't working

The train network is also unsustainable, a report says.

# buses - Friday 25 July, 2014

Transport Minister defends bus route privatisation plan

Around 10% of bus routes will be privatised.

# buses - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Leap Cards to be extended to Cork, but which counties are next in line?

The cards are already usable on buses in the county and the scheme will extend to trains by early 2015.

# buses - Monday 7 July, 2014

Have you ever wanted to own a bus? Now's your chance

Dublin Bus is selling a fleet of vehicles.

# buses - Monday 30 June, 2014

Concert-goers walk hours home after Marlay Park gig (or get lift from pizza delivery man)

Some had to walk along the M50 in order to try and get home.

# buses - Friday 27 June, 2014

Opinion: A story of a good bus driver and a cyclist on Dublin's quays

After I was hit by a driver on the quays, I was overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers.

# buses - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Ministers call on Bus Éireann whistleblower to contact gardaí over bribery claims

It follows a long-running controversy over how a school bus transport scheme for children with disabilities is run.

# buses - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Simpler fares, new buses and a train line - The €750 million future of Dublin's transport

The investment will see the completion of the Luas cross-city line, the opening of the Phoenix Park tunnel and the advancement of the Dublin Rapid Transit system.

# buses - Saturday 28 December, 2013

'There are people driving taxis who shouldn't be,' - Alan Kelly

The Minister for Public Transport says that the overhaul of taxis industry has made the industry “unrecognisable”.

# buses - Friday 27 December, 2013

Poll: Do you plan to use public transport more in 2014? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to use public transport more in 2014?

Minister of State Alan Kelly wants to see five million extra customers using public transport in 2014. Will you be one of them?

'We're targeting 5 million extra customers this year,' - Public Transport Minister

Alan Kelly talks to about prices, unions and those ‘snob’ comments.

# buses - Friday 6 December, 2013

These bus routes are among over 20 to be privatised in 2016

Over 20 routes operated by Dublin Bus, as well as some Bus Éireann services will be open to private operators as part of a tendering process.

# buses - Friday 25 October, 2013

Dublin Bus to implement cost-cutting plans as unions split on proposals

Both unions balloted members on the proposals put forward by the company to cut costs in order to reduce its €52 million deficit.

# buses - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# buses - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Plans to reduce services in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann contracts

The NTA said that under new proposals it would open the tendering process to provide removed services through separate contracts.

# buses - Friday 6 September, 2013

Gardaí CAN use bus lanes outside of emergencies (but they don't want to shout about it)

If they don’t do it and instead lurk in regular traffic they can be “accused of being sneaky”, according to the Garda Twitter account.

# buses - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Call for second bus station in Dublin 'to ease congestion' at Busáras

The Green Party wants Busáras opened to private operators and for a second bus station to be opened near Heuston Station.

# buses - Friday 2 August, 2013

Dublin Bus prepares for strike action amid calls for Varadkar to intervene

The company is advising customers to check with their website and Twitter page ahead of possible strike action this Sunday.

# buses - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Just 18 companies will now run the rural transport scheme

A major overhaul of the Rural Transport Programme was announced today with opposition TD saying it could mean a reduction in services.

# buses - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Bus Éireann services to operate as normal today

A minimum of 24 hours notice will be given for any industrial action, unions officials have said.

# buses - Monday 13 May, 2013

Bus Éireann strike: LRC invites company and workers to talks

Bus Eireann has said it will attend the talks, which have been welcomed by the government – but no word yet from workers.

Here are the only Bus Éireann services which are operating right now

The company has released a short list of services which continue to operate.

# buses - Sunday 12 May, 2013

GALLERY: Check out how quiet Busaras is during the strike Busaras This post contains images

GALLERY: Check out how quiet Busaras is during the strike

For context, it’s usually busier than this.

Some school pupils will be affected by Bus Éireann strike tomorrow

Most school pupils will be unaffected by the strike action by workers at the bus company.

Here are the Bus Éireann services cancelled because of strike action

The bus company has released a list of the services which are not operating today due to the strike action being taken by workers over €5 million of cost-cutting measures.

Strike: Bus Éireann workers walk out as passenger services affected

Services are likely to be affected all day as a result of the strike action which has arisen out of cost-cutting measures at the transport operator.

# buses - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Bus Éireann: It’s ‘unlikely’ we’ll manage to stop a strike before midnight

The bus operator says travellers should expect disruptions as some staff strike, and others refuse to pass pickets.

# buses - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

New fare calculator launched by Dublin Bus

How much to town, bus driver?

# buses - Monday 18 March, 2013

Commuters could save thousands by ditching their cars - Bus Éireann

A new survey has found that some commuters could also have a month’s worth of travel bus services for less than the cost of a tank of petrol.

# buses - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Bus Éireann, unions to appear before Labour Relations Commission tomorrow

Attempts will be made to avoid possible strike action in the coming days which would disrupt commuters across the country.

# buses - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Bus Éireann rolls out WiFi on 88 new buses

23 commuter coaches in the Greater Dublin Area have been given WiFi services, with more in Cork and Galway.

# buses - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Pedestrians to have priority over cars in new Dublin plan

A new report proposes a “pedestrian-friendly city” in which through vehicle traffic would be “actively discouraged”.

# buses - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Bus Eireann to upgrade fleet in 2012

New buses will be added to the company’s fleet in early 2012, which will “enhance the service” it already gives.

# buses - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Bus kills 14 in Nigeria after robbers forced them to lie on road

The passengers, who had been ordered off another vehicle, were run over by the bus which then drove off.

# buses - Sunday 12 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge "Stop the bus, I wanna go...": Ministers head for key meetings on the austerity coach Caption Competition

"Stop the bus, I wanna go...": Ministers head for key meetings on the austerity coach

Caption Competition: We’re wondering what the ministers are talking about as they emerge from the austerity bus that brought them to key meetings in Dublin last week.