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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Dermot O'Leary

This year
# Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus services to be suspended in west Tallaght from this evening
The NBRU general secretary said a ‘very small minority’ are damaging the ‘ability of Dublin Bus to provide a proper public transport service’.
All time
# Transport Police
'Are we waiting for a serious assault to occur?' Renewed call for dedicated transport police
It follows news of a disturbing incident that played out ona nighttime DART service this week.
Bus drivers concerned about conflict between passengers over mandatory face coverings
There is some confusion around who will police new regulations that make face coverings on public transport mandatory.
# Dublin
Bus drivers threaten to stop serving Busáras after dark over anti-social behaviour
It comes after a driver was allegedly assaulted at the station in recent weeks.
# Football Didn't Come Home
Dermot O'Leary talks about England's World Cup defeat 'as an Irishman'
Football didn’t come home.
# escalation
Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'
They’re also not happy with Transport Minister Shane Ross’ lack of intervention in the dispute.
# As seirbhís
What on earth is going on with Bus Éireann services (or the lack of them) in the north east?
It has been a rough six weeks for commuters on the Dublin-Navan-Cavan 109 Bus Éireann route.
# Dispute
'Workers didn't cause the problem': Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts
Plans to cut overtime emerged last week and unions have warned people in rural areas would be particularly affected.
# cost cutting
'Counterproductive' - union dismayed at cash-strapped Bus Éireann's plans to cut overtime
The dire financial situation at the State-owned bus company is such that it could be declared insolvent within 18 months.
# no expressway
Jobs still under threat but Bus Éireann says it will keep Expressway services
Bus Éireann is facing insolvency within the next two years after a period of heavy losses.
# Bus Stop
Unions 'dismayed and angry' about Bus Éireann's approach to pay talks
Earlier, Transport Minister Shane Ross said the company’s financial situation is “fairly bleak”.
# Dispute
Bus Éireann may face industrial action as workers told there's no hope of pay rise
Today management revealed its Expressway service is continuing to haemorrhage money and would require restructuring measures.
# letter to ross
Union says asking Dublin Bus workers to cancel strike on day of All-Ireland replay is 'insulting'
NBRU’s Dermot O’Leary said if negotiations don’t place before 1 October drivers’ resolve will have hardened.
# no change needed
Dublin Bus drivers mightn't go on strike but instead take 'no fares' from commuters
Drivers at the NBRU have voted for industrial action.
# commuting woes
Will increased Dart frequency make traffic in Dublin worse?
Irish Rail has said better public transport is the only solution to traffic congestion.
# world of celebs
Dermot O'Leary trolled his English rugby mates with The Fields of Athenry... it's The Dredge
Filth! Get your celeb filth!
# Private practice
Ireland's railways could be the next up for privatisation...
The government is reportedly coming under pressure from the Union’s competition branch to put our rail services out to international tender.
# Sue-its you sir
Bake Off's Sue Perkins could be set to take over on Top Gear
Although the presenter has taken to Twitter to deny she has been offered the job.
# dancing dermot
Dermot O'Leary quit the X Factor and the internet has its usual predictions
Say TopGear once more. We dare you.
# Comic relief
Dermot O'Leary danced for 24 hours straight for charity and won everyone's hearts
Dermot O’Leary = the soundest man in television. FACT.
Bus Éireann will meet with workers over 'unprecedented' pay rise hiatus.... eventually
The company said it will meet with staff from the National Bus and Rail Union in due course’.
# xxxtra factor
A topless woman wandered on screen during the Xtra Factor on Sunday
Dermot O’Leary was completely lost for words.
# love me tender
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.
# Not for turning
Paschal Donohoe won't get involved in the Irish Rail dispute as All-Ireland day strikes loom
The Transport Minister said he appreciates how difficult it is for workers to vote to cut their own pay.
# Simon Foul
5 car crash TV moments from the National Television Awards
And the award for most bizarre Awards Ceremony goes to…
# twitterverse
Tweet Sweeper: Harry Styles got into the Christmas spirit in a vomit-inducing way
That and all the rest of the week’s tweets from famous people.
# Bailout II
Goodbody: Ireland should have second bailout ready to help exit from first
The stockbroking firm says a precautionary aid programme will encourage investors to lend to us without EU-IMF support.
# X Factor
X Factor returns: 6 of the show's most painfully embarrassing moments
From Louis Walsh’s jokes to the man who was more than usually excited… the best of those ‘So, who’s for tea?’ moments.
# House Prices
Property prices down 'by more than suggested' - Goodbody
A study based on the results of the Allsop distressed property auctions show home prices are down by over 60 per cent from peak.
# X Factor
An emulsion-al night ends with glossy finish for painter Matt
Painter Matt Cardle is crowned X Factor champion after beating off competition from Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction.
# The X Factor
So how's this X Factor finale going to work?
No surprise sing-offs this time, we think – instead, a madcap weekend of voting with one person going out tonight.