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Dublin Bus defends driver after brawl breaks out on Nitelink

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Brawl: Several men are seen pushing and punching each other during the incident
Brawl: Several men are seen pushing and punching each other during the incident

Dublin Bus has defended the actions of one of their drivers after a brawl broke out on a Nitelink.

They confirmed the driver of the 66N followed proper procedure after a fight broke out on the late-night service. 

Footage has emerged which shows the moment the melee breaks out among a number of passengers. Several men are seen pushing, pulling and punching each other as a blonde-haired woman calls for calm. 

The fight last a number of minutes after the driver of the bus stopped the vehicle on the Quays before alerting Gardai. 

A spokeswoman for Dublin Bus said that the driver followed protocol by alerting the 'central control centre' who in turn contacted the gardai.

Maria Payne said that, although the middle doors were seen in the video to be closed the front doors remained open for passengers to disembark. 

Gardai arrived and passenger interviews were conducted. CCTV was handed over to the gardai for examination.