Bus and rail services in Ennis affected by strike

Bus and rail services in Ennis affected by strike


Striking staff at Ennis bus and rail station today – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Thousands of commuters across the country have been affected by todays strike by Bus Éireann staff while some rail services have also been cancelled.

National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) members fear they could be on the picket line for the ‘long haul’.

Staff striking outside Ennis rail and bus station say they don’t want to be there but were left with no choice.

“We’ve been getting great support from the public who ultimately are the ones worst affected by this strike. It shouldn’t have been allowed get to this point and the company has to stand up now. The ball is in their court,” one striking bus driver said.

Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman met with striking workers at the entrance to Ennis station this afternoon.

Shannon Airport has always advised airlines of the strike here and how it can affected passengers.

Apart from bus services to and from Ennis, there were no train services between Limerick and Galway today.