Residents and commuters plan to protest outside Dublin Buses consultation in Clondalkin

At a packed Public meeting last week in Clondalkin, General Election Candidate Cllr Gino Kenny held an open forum on the issue of Dublin Buses proposed Bus Cuts to Clondalkin and Rathcoole services.

Residents of the Clondalkin area who rely on the 68/69/ 51/210 services where very angry about the proposed bus cuts to their areas. Dublin Bus has announced that they will have their
Consultation with the people of Clondalkin and Rathcoole on the 2nd February in  the Clondalkin library between the hours of 2pm and 8pm.

It was agreed at the meeting in the Sruleen Community Centre that a protest would take place at 6pm outside the library to let Dublin Bus know how angry people are at the nonsensical changes to the bus services in the Clondalkin area.

Cllr Kenny said,

“This was important series of meeting. We have gauged local opinion, and local opinion says that Dublin Bus has gotten it wrong on all counts. To axe the direct City Centre Bus Service from Newcastle and Rathcoole is ludicrous. To take buses out of Communities is extremely short sightedness. If you bring a service that is not viable anymore to use, people simply won’t use it anymore. Dublin Bus will get a sense of how angry people are on the 2nd. We will have our protest and then orderly ask representatives from Dublin Bus, will they take their passengers consideration into account. Consultation starts with your users”

Over the five meetings held in Rathcoole, Newcastle and Clondalkin, 300 people attended the local meetings.