Travel Chaos In Clare As Part Of Nationwide Bus Strike

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Bus Éireann passengers are having to make other travel plans today as an-all out strike is underway.

Buses stopped at midnight after drivers refused to work under the threat of pay cuts.

Bosses at the transport firm are warning they need to plug a multi-million euro hole in their finances, but their claim that there’s ‘no basis’ for talks led to unions escalating their action.


Mel Keating is the Shop Steward for NBRU at Ennis Bus Station, he has been telling Clare FM’s Gavin Grace that workers don’t want to be on the picket line this morning:

Killaloe Councillor Tony O’Brien, is an executive member of the NBRU – speaking with Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill, he insisted that this issue should have been resolved around the talks table:

Train services are also being affected by the bus strike as Irish Rail workers refuse to cross the picket lines.

It’s affecting all services from Limerick, and also intercity trains between Dublin and counties Cork, Galway, Sligo and Waterford.