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Unread 31-03-2017, 05:29   #1
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Default [31-3-2017] Irish rail - major disruption due to bus eireann strike

http://www.irishrail.ie/news/railser...ireann-31march

I'm guessing train drivers have joined the bus eireann strike

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Major disruption to rail services today due to Bus Éireann dispute

31 March 2017

Due to Bus Eireann secondary picketing of a number of locations, there are cancellations across DART, Commuter and Intercity services.



05.55hrs Friday 31st March

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to secondary picketing associated with the Bus Éireann dispute at a number of locations, extensive disruption can be expected to rail services at present.

FHowever, we cannot guarantee any services across DART and Dublin Commuter services, and cancellations on Intercity routes are also expected. We will also update Twitter with the latest information.

We apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused.

Current service arrangements

DART - Extremely limited service - All DART services currently cancelled except 05.40 Bray to Malahide, 06.00 Greystones to Malahide, and 07.00 & 07.30 Malahide to Bray

Maynooth - All Maynooth/M3 services cancelled.

Drogheda - Services from Drogheda/Dundalk to Dublin currently operating. No services from Dublin to Drogheda/Dundalk

Portlaoise/Kildare - All services cancelled except 05.55hrs Heuston to Kildare and 06.35 Kildare to Heuston.

Athlone/Dublin commuter - cancelled

Sligo/Longford - 05.40 and 06.15 Longford to Dublin cancelled. 05.45 Sligo to Connolly is operating. Limited Sligo/Dublin service expected.

Cork commuter - all services cancelled

Cork/Dublin - all services cancelled

Tralee to Mallow/Cork/Dublin - all services cancelled

Limerick/Dublin - 05.40 Limerick/Dublin is operating. Awaiting confirmation on other services.

Limerick/Galway - services from Galway to Limerick are operating. Awaiting confirmation on Galway to Limerick

Westport/Dublin - all services cancelled

Waterford/Dublin Heuston - limited service expected. 06.00, 07.10, 07.50 Waterford to Heuston expected to operate. No services from Heuston at present.

Galway/Heuston - limited service expected. 05.30 Galway to Heuston is operating.

Rosslare/Gorey/Dublin Connolly - limited service operating. 05.35 Rosslare Europort to Dublin and 05.55 Gorey to Dublin is running

Belfast/Dublin Connolly - limited service operating. 06.30 Newry to Connolly, 06.45 and 08.00 Belfast to Connolly are running. 07.35 and 09.35 Connolly to Belfast cancelled.

Waterford/Limerick Junction - services are operating from Waterford. Awaiting confirmation from Limerick Junction.

Limerick/Nenagh via Ballybrophy - awaiting confirmation
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Unread 31-03-2017, 05:43   #2
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Picketing also outside Dublin bus depots.
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Unread 31-03-2017, 06:26   #3
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This is secondary picketing, obviously need a court to rule on this

If its secondary picketing and not covered by the exemption (the other party is assisting the party in dispute) then, well I wouldn't want to be standing out there as it opens a huge liability
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Demot O'Leary of NBRU very clear on RTE radio this morning.

This action was not taken by the union. Persons involved to stop and return to work

Twitter reporting picket at Clontarf Rd persons holding handwritten signs, photos from Limerick showing persons holding handwritten signs outside on one side of station, printed signs other

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Unread 31-03-2017, 07:49   #5
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DB back to work?

Couple of buses in cc operating...
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Unread 31-03-2017, 07:58   #6
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It sounds like a few busses got out of depots before the pickets were placed. Similarly the odd train got away first thing - the 0545 from Sligo went.
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Only a fraction operating http://www.dublinbus.ie/News-Centre/...iday-31-March/ full service would be 850-900 ish buses on the road
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I'm reminded of Harold Wilson's problems with (I think) a nation-wide dock strike, organised in his words by "a tightly knit group of politically organised men".

What chance is there that our pretty useless journalists will do some real digging into who organised this and what is their political affiliation? It clearly was organised and I can guess at the suspects: many of them extremists who get a really regular voice on RTE.
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Unread 31-03-2017, 08:40   #9
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Dublin bus getting back to normal now
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Unread 31-03-2017, 08:50   #10
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Pickets have left Heuston, rest to follow according to journal.

DART/N Commuter resuming.

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Picket to be listed ASAP

Will take several hours to get back to normal.
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Unread 31-03-2017, 10:15   #12
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Demot O'Leary of NBRU very clear on RTE radio this morning.

This action was not taken by the union. Persons involved to stop and return to work

Twitter reporting picket at Clontarf Rd persons holding handwritten signs, photos from Limerick showing persons holding handwritten signs outside on one side of station, printed signs other
If you heard the speeches it was well planned action and coming since Wednesday, don't think it was the NBRU but they heard it as well.

However I believe it ended a lot sooner than some had planned!

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http://www.irishrail.ie/news/railser...ireann-31march
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Services resuming following earlier disruption due to Bus Éireann dispute

31 March 2017

Latest service, ticketing and refund information.



11.25hrs Friday 31st March

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to secondary picketing associated with the Bus Éireann dispute at a number of locations, there has been extensive disruption to rail services this morning.

Services are now resuming. We will update this page and Twitter with the latest information.

We apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused.

Current service arrangements

Some services are now resuming. Full information for each route below.

DART - DART services are resuming -expect knock-on delays/cancellations until lunchtime.

Maynooth - Maynooth/M3 services will resume with 11.00hrs Connolly to Maynooth and 11.43 Maynooth to Pearse - expect knock-on delays/cancellations until lunchtime.

Drogheda - Services are resuming -expect knock-on delays/cancellations until lunchtime.

Portlaoise/Kildare Commuter - Services resuming with 12.20 Portlaoise to Heuston.

Sligo/Longford - 11.00hrs Sligo to Connolly will operate, 11.05 Connolly to Sligo will operate with 20 minute delay, further update on other services shortly.

Cork commuter - Cobh and Midleton services resuming from 11.00hrs.

Cork/Dublin - Service are now resuming with first service 11.00hrs Dublin/Cork and 11.20 Cork/Dublin. 12.00hrs Dublin to Cork is cancelled, full service resumes thereafter.

Tralee to Mallow/Cork/Dublin - services resuming with 11.05 Tralee to Mallow

Limerick/Dublin - services resuming with 11.45 Limerick to Limerick Junction

Limerick/Galway - services resuming with 12.30 Limerick to Ennis and 13.45 Galway to Limerick

Westport/Dublin - services resuming with 13.10 Westport to Dublin. 12.45 Dublin to Westport may be cancelled, awaiting update

Waterford/Dublin Heuston - 10.15hrs Heuston to Waterford service will operate, 11.00 Waterford to Heuston cancelled, other services will operate thereafter.

Galway/Heuston - 09.25hrs Heuston to Galway has departed at 09.50, services from Galway to Heuston will resume with 13.05 Galway to Heuston

Rosslare/Gorey/Dublin Connolly - services resuming with 12.55 Rosslare to Connolly and 13.36 Connolly to Rosslare

Belfast/Dublin Connolly - Enterprise services have resumed. Customers on the 10.35 Belfast to Connolly will change trains at Dundalk.

Waterford/Limerick Junction - evening services will operate.

Limerick/Nenagh via Ballybrophy - evening services will operate.
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obvious that they got out of dodge before the High Court started sitting at 11 o clock.

very nasty stuff, and (unless I am mistaken) to do it on a day where people may be actually getting their pay for the month in person (I know most no longer do) is just knifing people in the back.

and for what?

some wag said on twitter yesterday that they were praying for BAC to be hit so that the government would finally act. This is a feeling throughout rural ireland. Pat Kenny made a few Freudian slips this morning talking about Dublin bus services in Cork..... and then saying how the BE dispute hasnt affected many and so thats why it was brought to Dublin.

This is bollocks, of course, its just that RTE and the rest of the Dublin media arent interested in how the BE dispute is crippling the regional cities and the rural areas outside of Dublin and therefore "it hasnt affected anyone much"

perhaps this is why some of the more hot headed fellows in BE decided to shoot themselves in the foot today. IR workers should note that any hope they had of public support in the future just got flushed down the pan.
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And now the question, in light of this morning, will IE and BAC management go to the high court to get an injunction to prevent persons unknown from picketing to ensure this is the last of this messing
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i think it might depend on if anything happens this evening!
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This evening should be fine as should tomorrow. They wont go to court unless it became a daily thing. Personally its Monday you should watch for!
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This evening should be fine as should tomorrow. They wont go to court unless it became a daily thing. Personally its Monday you should watch for!
Thats what I'm thinking, id say watch out for monday, but will the injunction be effective given the picket is wildcat and not sanctioned by the union?
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Thats what I'm thinking, id say watch out for monday, but will the injunction be effective given the picket is wildcat and not sanctioned by the union?
I'm sure it would, it would however put even more pressure on the NBRU and Dermot O Leary may well have to get up earlier than 06.00 to restore order!

It's the first time in a long time that I have seen the NBRU in such a tricky position.

You have NBRU members in Waterford claiming to know nothing about the picketing yet plenty of them took part....

It's also really positive to see Ross harden his stance and even more that bodies such as Dublin Chamber urging Goverment not to get involved. Both sides say they are free to talk and if it continues and more wildcat strikes I wouldn't be surprised to see new legislation put in place.

Like Luas lads, they have bitten off more than they can chew.

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Dublin Bus and Irish Rail have told the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) they are taking legal action to recoup lost income as a result of yesterday’s “wildcat” strike action.

The companies sent the legal notice last night by email “signalling” their intention to take proceedings against the union for losses incurred, which the companies estimate run into the “hundreds of thousands” of euro.
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/irela...rike-1.3032720
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