Jobs and rural links under threat as Bus Eireann faces €6m annual losses

Bus Drivers are calling on the Department of Transport to intervene to save services at Bus Éireann.

It’s feared routes are under threat as the company struggles to deal with multi-million euro losses.

Five unions representing workers at the bus company met with the Labour Court yesterday and are due to meet today to discuss their next move.

Last night one of those unions – the National Bus and Rail Union held its first public meeting on the matter in Tubbercurry in county Sligo to make people aware exactly the impact of the loss of some of these services.

The well-attended meeting was told hundreds of journeys a week from Derry to Galway via Sligo and Sligo to Dublin via Leitrim could be affected.

There are over 800 jobs involved in expressway routes with a large number in the north west.

Speaking to Ocean FM News following the meeting, Dermot O’Leary says links to colleges, hospitals, airports would be affected: