Fianna Fáil Cllr. Charlie O’Connor has appealed to the National Bus and Rail Union not to withdraw services from the 27 bus route in Tallaght this Saturday.

The NBRU is instructing Dublin Bus drivers to withdraw services from the route because of on-going anti-social behaviour.

The cut to services is planned between 9am and 6pm on Saturday and the buses would terminate near The Square shopping centre.

Cllr O’ Connor said: “I am seriously concerned about the threat to route 27 on Election Day and I have brought my concerns to the attention of the Garda Superintendent and Dublin Bus Management.

“I am very supportive of the bus drivers and condemn the anti-social behaviour, but I would plead with the NBRU not to cancel the bus service to Jobstown on Saturday because many people will be relying on the services to go and cast their votes.

“In recent months the bus drivers have not been getting the required assistance to deal with the rising levels of anti-social on public transport and I fully understand this frustration, but this action will have an impact of voters looking to use the service to get to and from their local polling station and also looking to go about their day to day business. It will cause a lot of disruption if it goes ahead.” concluded Cllr O’Connor.