Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus services return to normal – for the time being

Back on the roads....
Back on the roads....

Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus services have returned to normal after a 48-hour work stoppage – for the time being.

With five more days of strikes planned this month, focus is now turning towards any moves that could avert further stoppages.

An estimated one million bus passenger journeys were disrupted by the strike while business organisations said their trade was significantly damaged, particularly in urban areas, by the action.

A 48-hour strike by members of the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) and Siptu is due to take place on May 15th-16th with a further three-day strike scheduled to follow between May 29th to 31st.

On Saturday the NBRU insisted that political leadership was required to resolve the dispute.

NBRU general secretary Dermot O’Leary called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton to intervene.