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Dun Laoghaire residents protest against bus route cutbacks

People Before Profit Richard Boyd Barrett said residents across Dun Laoghaire are “absolutely furious” at the proposed cuts.

25/7/2015 A community protest against Dublin Bus b Source: Mark Stedman

A PROTEST WAS held in Dun Laoghaire today to protest against the planned cuts and changes to bus routes in affecting the areas of Sallynoggin, Loughlinstown, Killiney village, Dalkey, Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire.

25/7/2015 Carrie Doyle (centre) joined a community Source: Mark Stedman

People Before Profit Richard Boyd Barrett said residents across Dun Laoghaire are “absolutely furious” at the proposed cuts which he said will have an impact on a number of working class communities and particularly the elderly, the disabled and school children.

25/7/2015 Susan Breen, left, who is due with twins Susan Breen, left, who is due with twins next month, and Anna Radleo joined a community protest against Dublin Bus. Source: Mark Stedman

While Dublin Bus has made no commitment on any specific routes, the protest also marched against any privatisation of routes.

Boyd Barrett said big crowds turned out in the town this afternoon for the ‘Save Our Buses’ campaign.

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25/7/2015 A community protest against Dublin Bus b Source: Mark Stedman

 

He said that a meeting last week in Sallynoggin on the issue attracted more than 300 people from the area, which he said is one of the largest attendances in recent years.

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