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Dempsey drops bus privatisation plan

The government is shelving plans to privatise bus services in Dublin.

16th February, 2008

The government is shelving plans to privatise bus services in Dublin.

In a departure from the privatisation policy of the Fianna Fail-Progressive Democrats government, Noel Dempsey, the Minister for Transport, said a public transport bus service was the most practical option, ‘‘because of the growth of the city’s population and because of the disruption that will take place due to the Metro’’.

The previous government’s plan to privatise 15...

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