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Donohoe can still act to avoid massive travel chaos – FF

Whether or not tomorrow’s bus strike goes ahead, causing chaos for thousands of commuters, lies solely now with the Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe, according to Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson Timmy Dooley. Read More

Dooley welcomes LRC talks ahead of bus strike

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley has welcomed the fact that the Labour Relations Commission has invited parties in the ongoing bus dispute for exploratory talks this afternoon aimed at averting tomorrow’s strike action. Read More

Donohoe needs to end disingenuous spin on bus privatisation agenda – FF

Today Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe attempted to deflect responsibility from the chaos coming down the line for commuters from the impending bus strike. Read More

Decisive action must be taken to prevent bus strike – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD says Government must work with bus unions to avert planned strikes by Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann workers next month. Members of SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union have announced that they’re to hold two 48-hour stoppages on the 1st and 2nd of May and the 15th and 16th of May in a row over the privatisation of bus routes. Read More

Decisive action must be taken to prevent bus strike – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley TD says Government must work with bus unions to avert planned strikes by Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann workers next month. Members of SIPTU and the National Bus and Rail Union have announced that they’re to hold two 48-hour stoppages on the 1st and 2nd of May and the 15th and 16th of May in a row over the privatisation of bus routes. Read More

Privatisation of bus routes is short-sighted and should be stopped – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley has said the Government’s proposals to privatise bus routes undermine the principle of a publicly funded, publicly owned and operated public transport network. Read More

Drivers need certainty and stability in motor insurance costs – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley has said he is very concerned about impact of major increases in the cost of motor insurance for drivers, up 16% in the past year. Read More

New primary school building in Sixmilebridge is urgently needed - Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has said that a new primary school for Sixmilebridge is urgently needed as the current school building is unfit for purpose. Read More

Fresh warnings on IAG bid further proof that Aer Lingus deal is bad for business – Dooley

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley says the Government that it cannot continue to ignore warnings about the threat to Ireland’s connectivity by any potential deal with IAG. Virgin Atlantic has weighed in on the ongoing debate on the sale of the former State airline, claiming any deal would have an “adverse effect on ticket prices quality of service and connectivity”. Read More

Cutback to Shannon-Boston service will hit hospitality sector - Dooley

Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley has criticised the decision by Aer Lingus to suspend Shannon Airport’s only year round route to Boston over the Easter holiday period. Deputy Dooley said that the service cutback will have a negative impact on the hospitality sector across the west of Ireland. Deputy Dooley made the comments after Aer Lingus confirmed the link would be temporarily suspended due to operational reasons. Read More

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