Local Councillor Charlie O’Connor has called for effective action over threats to Dublin Bus services to Tallaght caused by vandalism and crime.
He was speaking following the monthly meeting of the Dublin Bus/Luas Community Forum held in Killinarden Enterprise Centre and attended by Gardai, Management and Union reps from Dublin Bus, Luas Management, South Dublin County Council, Community Reps and local elected politicians.
He said reports at the meeting covered a number of incidents of stone throwing and other incidents in areas including the Blessington Road, Cheeverstown Way, Cushlawn, Glenshane, Jobstown, Killinarden, Kiltalown, Russel Square and Maplewood Road.
He added that over the past few months there have been various reports of vandalism and anti social behavior affecting the bus service and he was fearful that the bus service to our communities might be withdrawn on occasions which have happened in the past.
According to Cllr O’Connor the Community Forum exists to deal with these matters and stressed that it is important that the bus service to our local communities be protected and maintained at all times.
He acknowledged the co-operation of the local Gardai in respect of these issues and applauded their work.
Charlie O’Connor said:
“We must also appeal to all residents in our estates to note the importance of protecting our bus service and parents and guardians must take responsibility for those young people who are breaking the law and jeopardising this essential service to the communities.”
He promised to continue to personally monitor the situation and the matter will be the subject of further reports at future meetings of the Community Forum.