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Sinn Féin welcomes Dublin Bus commitment to meet campaign group

26 August, 2011

Speaking at today's Save Number 19 Bus protest on O'Connell Street, Sinn Féin's Daithí Doolan called on Dublin Bus to “stop ripping the heart out of Dublin communities.”

Doolan was speaking at a protest at the Dublin Bus Head Office. The protest, organised by the Save Number 19 Bus Campaign, was demanding that Dublin Bus reverse their decision to shut down the number 19 bus route.

Speaking regarding Dublin Bus management’s commitment to meet the campaign group Doolan said:

"I welcome today's development that the management has finally agreed to meet with the campaign group. The number 19 bus route serves communities and commuters right across Dublin, from Inchicore, through the south inner city and across to Finglas.

“Dublin Bus has no mandate to simply decide to shut down this service with the stroke of a pen. They have peddled myths and misinformation about this bus service. We have 11,500 signatures disproving their claim that the bus service is not viable.

“Dublin Bus must reverse the decision to shut down the number 19 bus route before any meaningful talks can begin. Communities and commuters deserve nothing short of a fully functioning service.”

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