Stephen Kinsella: Bus Éireann should be let go to the wall. An Post should not.

Stephen Kinsella: Bus Éireann should be let go to the wall. An Post should not.

An Post should be expanded, transformed and the regulations crippling its growth should be removed. Thirty years of data proves An Post has a future.

In this column two weeks ago I argued Bus Éireann should be shut down. Sixteen years of data convinced me the organisation did not deserve the taxpayer’s largesse. Bus Éireann did not pass a simple test: should the state intervene to save it? Competition, not austerity, had sunk its fortunes. Its highly-paid management should be fired, and its staff reassigned or made redundant.

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