Attacks on a popular Dublin Bus route that forced its curtailment have been slammed by a local TD as “totally unacceptable” and putting lives at risk, writes Kim O’Leary.
Route 13 was forced to stop serving Bawnogue in Clondalkin on Friday evening due to ant-social behaviour in the area.
The youths who forced the diversion of the service were condemned by local TD Eoin O Broin.
He said in a statement: “Attacks on buses in Bawnogue are totally unacceptable. They put drivers, passengers and others lives at risk.
“But punishing the wider community by cancelling evening services doesn’t solve the problem. I will be contacting Dublin Bus, the National Transport Authority and the gardai to try and get the issue resolved. We need to stop the anti-social behaviour and get our buses running again.”
Dublin Bus confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday: “We wish to advise customers that due to anti-social behaviour buses will not serve Bawnogue from 1930hrs to last bus on Friday 11 June. Nearest stop Nangor Road. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”