Iarnród Éireann claims no rail services will be effected today by the fourth day of Bus Éireann strikes
As the all-out strike of Bus Éireann continues into its fourth day, commuters will be feeling the full effect of the action this morning.
In the last few days, there had been issues with Iarnród Éireann when some of their drivers refused to cross picket lines at stations that they shared with the striking bus drivers, which resulted in train routes being delayed or cancelled entirely.
This morning however, Iarnród Éireann have stated they expect no further issues or delays as a part of the Bus Éireann strike.
All train services operating on all routes today, no disruption anticipated arising from Bus Eireann dispute.
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) 27 March 2017
They have also informed customers that Bus Éireann tickets will not be valid on train services, and that people should expect much busier services this morning as a result of the bus strike.
Meanwhile, the General Secretary for the NBRU (National Bus & Rail Union) Dermot O'Leary has called on Transport Minister Shane Ross to provide leadership in the dispute, closing out their open letter with:
"Minister, the matter is now out of our hands, whilst we will continue with our campaign in opposing such closures, it is surely time to assume political ownership of this issue, fiddling while Rome is burning is simply not an option."