Joint Campaign to Keep Dublin Bus Stopping at UCD

Posted in Governance and administration on September 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“UCD Students’ Union have launched a campaign to ensure Dublin Bus resumes full service to Belfield during night-time hours. In a press statement on September 3rd, Katie O’Dea (UCDSU’s Campaigns and Engagement Officer) and President Joanna Siewierska made the announcement. The campaign proposes to end decades of struggles between students and Dublin Bus with Siewierska stating that ‘Dublin Bus are once again stopping at all times on UCD campus’ …” (more)

[Conor Capplis, College Tribune, 21 September]

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New Bus Route to Link Dublin’s Universities

Posted in Governance and administration on April 4th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A new Dublin Bus route, stretching from Ballymun to Bray, will link Dublin’s three universities. Dublin Bus has already started operating the new 155 route, which will travel along the N11 from Bray until Dublin city centre, through Phibsboro and along Ballymun Rd as far as IKEA. This will create links between University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity, and Dublin City University (DCU). The service will also stop near some of the Technological University of Dublin (TUD) city campuses …” (more)

[Malachi Ó Marcaigh, University Times, 4 April]

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Talks over bus drivers’ refusal to stop at Belfield conclude

Posted in Governance and administration on March 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Talks between Dublin Bus and University College Dublin Students’ Union over the refusal of bus drivers to stop at the university’s Belfield campus after 10pm have concluded. Following the talks, students’ union president Barry Murphy said that ‘the meeting was positive and all parties agreed to work together on a number of proposals’. Dublin Bus issued a similarly worded statement …” (more)

[Jack Horgan-Jones, Irish Times, 7 March]

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‘It’s scary to walk alone at that hour’ – student’s fear as buses refuse to stop at UCD after 10pm

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A Dublin student has told of her frustration at being left stranded at University College Dublin, after night-time bus services were impacted by antisocial behaviour …” (more)

[Fiona Dillon and Denise Calnan, Herald, 7 March]

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Bus drivers ‘left out’ of talks to restore night services to UCD

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“UCD management and Students’ Union representatives are to meet Dublin Bus on Thursday in a bid to resolve a situation in which bus drivers are refusing to serve the college after 10pm. However the meeting will not be attended by representatives of the drivers’ union, the National Bus and Rail Union, as they have not been invited, NBRU general secretary Dermot O’Leary said on Wednesday …” (more)

[Tim O’Brien and Vivienne Clarke, Irish Times, 6 March]

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Dublin Bus must stop discriminating against UCD students

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Labour Transport spokesperson Kevin Humphreys has called on Dublin Bus to reverse its decision not to pick students up at UCD at night, and to work with students, An Garda Síochána, and the University to find a solution. Senator Humphreys said …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 6 March]

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Dublin Bus not stopping at UCD after dark, students say

Posted in Governance and administration on March 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Students at UCD are spending upwards of €50 to get home due to Dublin Bus services not stopping at the college over anti-social behaviour concerns, according to the university’s students’ union …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 4 March]

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Students say Dublin Buses are not stopping for them outside UCD at night

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Dublin buses are driving past people waiting at bus stops at University College Dublin (UCD) late at night, according to students. Students have said this is a regular occurrence at stops on campus from around 10pm onwards …” (more)

[, 2 March]

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LYIT Student Union survey shows large number rely on Bus Eireann services

Posted in Governance and administration on March 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A survey of 100 LYIT Students taken in January by LYIT Student Union, shows that 62% use Bus Eireann services for getting to and from college.The Union of Students in Ireland President, Annie Hoey, has joined in calling on Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, to intervene in the ongoing national strike …” (more)

[Ocean FM, 25 March]

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