Politics 2017


#141

Also today:


#142

Outsider (i.e someone from another Police force) needs to be brought in IMO. State security could be hived off as a separate body or given over to the Army as that hinders the appointment of an outsider at the moment


#143

Or at least civilian accountants. Maybe even civilian managers to work alongside the upper tier of gardai.


#144

Agreed. Maybe a sweed, those lads seem to have their shit together.


#145

I know what you mean, Tak


#146

Or did he mean swede?


#147

Why do we always think Sweden is great, has anyone here ever been there? They don’t have any pubs, everything is very dear and it’s all a bit boring. The women look quite nice though.


#148

Tenner for a pint :flushed:


#149

And not a good pint either. I spent a few hours in Malmo, having crossed over from Copenhagen. All things considered, I’d have been better off in Mulhuddart!


#150

Have you not heard? They got their shit together! Yea baby!


#151

Ryanair acting the maggot …

Dublin commuters be like… #DublinBus #BusStrike #BusEireann https://t.co/cgLkPqmZBx https://t.co/TusScSp2Av


#152

Don’t like Swedes either me, grumpy gits. What have they ever done for us? Abba, and Bjorn Borg, that’s about it. Bunch of racialists as far as I can see. Norwegianboards are much better.


#153

So thats the dutch and the swedes you have an issue with. Anyone else? :joy:

This whole bus strike is crazy - no busses in cork city for more than a week …


#154

Bus strike is causing a lot of damage. Feel for the drivers but this is going to end bad.


#155

[quote=“JJF, post:154, topic:1523”]
Feel for the drivers but this is going to end bad.
[/quote]To a point anyway…

Some of their work practices are for the birds totally, they want extra payment to do a pre-duty check on their vehicle before setting out for work. F**king unions…


#156

No agree but there are a lot of decent skins there. But bus eireann in general is for the birds.


#157

Public transport in this country is a basket case and the private buses have shown what can be done with a sensible & workable business plan.


#158

Thats the thing, although BE are made take on less profitable routes and stop in every two bit town, but semi-state companies have crazy work practices which make them very inefficient on top of those public service routes. So the issue is how much of your tax € are you happy to see spent on this to prop it up.


#159

Does BE have the work done on the numbers on these unviable routes ? How many passengers , at what times , and of what types ( fare paying or free due to age /bus passes etc) ?

Could they release that info so everyone can see how one part of the issue is made up ? The work practices are crazy, as are the number of support staff and clerical staff in BE are a multiple of those in private bus operators .


#160

I got the bus from rosscarbery to cork city recently, about 50 mins drive and it cost €24 one way to pay on the bus - believe you can get cheaper online but i wasnt expecting to be getting the bus.