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Comment #1547701 by Rísteard Ó Muineacháin

Rísteard Ó Muineacháin Sep 1st 2013, 8:55 AM #

Yeah, sounds like a fairly simple solution.

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Bus Éireann passengers terrorised by 'rowdy' youths throwing urine around coach

Bus Éireann passengers terrorised by 'rowdy' youths throwing urine around coach

One passenger told TheJournal.ie that she and her boyfriend were threatened and that the bus driver was too intimidated to do anything about it.

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    Favourite Rísteard Ó Muineacháin
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    Sep 1st 2013, 8:55 AM

    Yeah, sounds like a fairly simple solution.

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    Favourite Green Burqa
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    Sep 1st 2013, 9:45 AM

    Yeah, Sure all the towns on route have garda Stations…….oh wait

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    Favourite Alison Morgan
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    Sep 1st 2013, 9:59 AM

    Could the driver not have pulled up outside a garda station or radioed for help? If the youths were making that much noise they wouldn’t have heard him making the call.

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    Favourite Niall H
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    Sep 1st 2013, 10:11 AM

    They were from Dublin?! Wow there’s a surprise

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    Favourite Kev O Sullivan
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    Sep 1st 2013, 10:15 AM

    What’s with blaming the driver.

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    Favourite Pauline Fallon-Corcoran
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    Sep 1st 2013, 10:36 AM

    Of course, because ALL criminals and thugs would have to be from the capital!!!

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    Favourite Padraig Nolan
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    Sep 1st 2013, 10:53 AM

    You have heard of cars……. There was a simple solution to this if anybody bothered to take it.

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    Favourite Chopstix
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    Sep 1st 2013, 10:53 AM

    Kev
    It’s the drivers responsibility for his bus and passengers. If this happened he should of alerted the Garda and dispatch find it hard to understand why he wouldn’t …….strange

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    Favourite Pauline Fallon-Corcoran
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    Sep 1st 2013, 11:01 AM

    He definitely should have called the gaurds. He has an obligation to his passenger’s

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    Sep 1st 2013, 11:05 AM

    I also find it very, very strange that the driver didnt alert his supervisor. The spokesperson makes it clear in this article that there are clear procedures to be followed in tese instances by drivers, but he clearly didnt follow them.

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    Favourite Paul Brophy
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    Sep 1st 2013, 11:06 AM

    A holiday in Monaghan? Seriously?

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    Favourite Christine Downey
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    Sep 1st 2013, 11:46 AM

    Because he did NOTHIING?

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    Favourite Rupert Pupkin
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    Sep 1st 2013, 12:08 PM

    @ Paul

    I have never once heard another person talk in such disparaging terms about their own country in such a way, unless they were Irish.

    Not a Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh or English person.

    It’s embarrassing. If you don’t like it, why don’t you piss off and quit being such a bitch?

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    Sep 1st 2013, 12:13 PM

    @ Niall h
    I have a free ticket for the hill today all for you sure c’mon down and tell us all how much you love Dublin.

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    Favourite Jean Martin
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    Sep 1st 2013, 12:20 PM

    Thanks, very helpfull……

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    Favourite Adrian quinn
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    Sep 1st 2013, 12:26 PM

    Something stinks about this yarn,(and its not just the urine). A bus, full of cell-phone carrying passengers and nobody makes a call? Bus Eirean recieved not one complaint about the incident? The driver who I presume has recieved some training in what to do in this situation bricks it? Nah, someones telling porkies here.

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    Favourite Adrian quinn
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    Sep 1st 2013, 12:28 PM

    If the passenger spoke to the journal, why not speak to bus company?

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    Favourite Simon O'Donnell
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    Sep 1st 2013, 12:44 PM

    I know. Am still recovering from the shock!

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    Favourite Adrian quinn
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    Sep 1st 2013, 12:47 PM

    I presume the passenger is reading this article. Care to comment or confirm?

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    Favourite Maureen Walshe
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    Sep 1st 2013, 1:22 PM

    this is literally the exact comment i was going to write. ive been on many a horrendous bus journey where exactly this has happened. not on a bus eireann bus, but on a dublin bus. theres trouble, 10 mins later the guards board a few stops up. the driver should be ashamed of himself. imagine if someone had been seriously hurt. of COURSE it was the drivers responsibility.

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    Favourite Maureen Walshe
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    Sep 1st 2013, 1:30 PM

    i always always phone the guards when ever I see anything, because no one else does. literally. ask a hand full of friends who has witnessed or been a victim of a crime. most will raise their hand. now ask how many phoned the police. the number of hands in the air would drop drastically. theres this mentallity that “sure the guards can do nothing”, or “sure dont be wasting their time calling them out for that”. I phoned the police once when I was in aldi. a large drunk man was shouting and acting in a threatening manner towards a clearly terrified young woman cashier who had spotted him stealing. after I spotted the manager and told him, he glanced over and he did nothing (which i think was a crime in itself!). so i phoned the guards. when the police arrived, he was so violent, they cuffed him! and yet i overheard two people say “isnt that terrible now. wasting the guards time”.

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    Favourite James Ó Cianáin
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    Sep 1st 2013, 1:38 PM

    Although you have been red thumbed a lot I would somewhat agree.

    Antisocial Dub’s have gotta be the worst within the republic anyway from my experience

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    Favourite Rupert Pupkin
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    Sep 1st 2013, 1:47 PM

    I love Maureen’s maternal instincts.

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    Favourite Aidan Meyler
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    Sep 1st 2013, 1:54 PM

    what an Idiotic stupid clown of a comment.

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    Sep 1st 2013, 2:00 PM

    Is it just me or does anyone else not believe this actually happened.
    I’m sure one of the passengers would have rang the guards if they got drenched in p!ss, or hit one of them a smack. According to the article the bus was full, so at least 50 mobile phones on board at a guess. Doesn’t add up.

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    Favourite Eric Hurley
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    Sep 1st 2013, 2:20 PM

    the driver should get sacked for cowardice and not looking after his passengers there was plenty of things he should have could done

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    Sep 1st 2013, 3:38 PM

    Some people don’t fly away for holidays, maybe they have family there and go spend their holidays with them.
    Seriously…..

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    Favourite Shanti Om
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    Sep 1st 2013, 3:38 PM

    I would agree, if that sort of behaviour was occurring someone has to have called the Gards..
    I was on a bus in town and someone started smoking heroin upstairs, the smell was rancid, went downstairs and told the driver and the Gardaí came and escorted the offenders off the bus within 15 minutes.. Don’t know how many times I have seen trains stopped to remove rowdy groups.

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    Sep 1st 2013, 3:45 PM

    oh yea we forgot about Irish Rails Dublin to Kilkenny route, every friday and saturday. That little party didn’t last though did it? What other Irish Rail route had to ban Alcohol on weekends? Loud, obnoxious, can’t mind their own feckin business and respect others.

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    Favourite Paul Brophy
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    Sep 1st 2013, 4:42 PM

    @ rupert sorry what?!

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    Favourite Colm Monaghan
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    Sep 1st 2013, 4:42 PM

    That particular bus passes right outside Monaghan Garda station!!!

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    Favourite Bob Mac Ene
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    Sep 1st 2013, 4:44 PM

    i know for a fact that it youths for the capital that invented AIDS and then gave it to African babies… FACT!!!!

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    Sep 1st 2013, 5:54 PM

    “I have never once heard another person talk in such disparaging terms about their own country in such a way, unless they were Irish.

    Not a Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh or English person.”

    Can I just say I ADORE Rupert disparaging his own country by complaining that Irish people disparage their own country when other nationalities don’t. It’s the most elegantly compact expression of hypocrisy I’ve ever seen.

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    Favourite Dennis Wright
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    Sep 1st 2013, 7:04 PM

    If the driver, or a single passenger, had tackled these brain-deads, would 20 able-bodied fellow travellers lend assistance? I think not. The same attitude prevails on the grand scale, which is why a few gangs can bring fear and danger to so many.

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    Favourite Maureen Walshe
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    Sep 1st 2013, 8:01 PM

    Maternal? far far from it. I simply have respect for people who are just working/travelling/getting from a to b/ working from 9-5. Good honest people who deserve not to be terrified/abused as they do so. and people with power, even in a small position of power like a bus driver, should respect that and do what they can to help. especially if they’ve be trained. Thats not maternal. thats just not being a heartless human being. I treat people as i’d like to be treated.

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    Favourite Mary Morrissey
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    Sep 1st 2013, 8:47 PM

    couldn’t agree more, nobody should tolerate this, so why do we???

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    Favourite Shay Hearne
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    Sep 1st 2013, 11:25 PM

    GARDA STATION!!

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    Sep 1st 2013, 11:42 PM

    @ Stoned. I totally agree with your sentiments, but! Theres more chance of getting a premium seat ticket to the GAA’s All Ireland Football final than ringing the Garda & having them meet you in the next town!

    What our Country actually needs is people like security, in USA they call them “Angels” or Sub way Angels! They are normal people who have self defence talents, they wear a uniform & they travel the sub ways> They are there to avoid trouble & keep the people safe! & the travelling people on the Subway love them!

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    Favourite Michael Fagan
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    Sep 1st 2013, 11:58 PM

    Why is that People feel reluctant about phoning the guards, there seems to be some sort of barrier between the public and Garda, the guards need a change of culture to make people more comfortable about contacting them,
    All bus drivers should be trained in conflict resolution, all citizens should be trained in socially acceptable behavior from childhood.

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    Favourite Sheik Yahbouti
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    Sep 2nd 2013, 2:10 AM

    You are not ‘de best’ you are a bog standard chip on the shoulder pri ck. There is hooliganism all over this country, get real.

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    Favourite Sinabhfuil
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    Sep 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM

    What garda station, Alison? Garda stations all across the country have been closed by the current minister for health.

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