Dublin Bus drivers will continue serving Tallaght areas after reaching agreement


On Friday we reported that Dublin Bus drivers were planning to withdraw services in Tallaght after 6pm this week following on going issues with anti social behaviour.

We’re glad to report that following an emergency meeting on Friday afternoon an agreement was reached between Dublin Bus, the National Rail and Bus Union, SIPTU and the drivers over the Tallaght routes.

The agreement says:

“All incidents of stone throwing and anti-social behaviour must be recorded by the radio controller and the bus must be sent to the Garda station in Tallaght.

“A report of any incident much be submitted by the driver within 24 hours and inspectors must log all incidents in the control diary.

“In the event of an incident, the driver will inform the controller and curtailments will be put in place.

“An inspector will attend the scene and will should they decide to re-instate the service, they must maintain a visible presence in the area for a minimum of one hour afterwards.

“Should a serious incident occur before 8pm, buses will be withdrawn for a minimum of one hour. Should a second incident occur, buses will be withdrawn from the area for the remainder of the day.

“Buses will also be withdrawn for the entire night if an incident occurs after 8pm.”

The action, which was due to start today, would have seen drivers on the 27, 77a and 65b routes terminate at the Square at 6pm with other withdrawals of service also threatened.