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A government minister may believe that snobbery is preventing many of us from taking the bus, but the truth is more complicated than that.

22nd December, 2013

Only losers take the bus.

It's not my line, it's Cathal Coughlan's from the 1980s Cork band Fatima Mansions, and it's from a song that's so damn catchy it blares inside my head every time - and I mean every single time - I step over the threshold of a double decker.

And it doesn't stop there. On it goes, jangling around my head as I guiltily check out my fellow passengers, trying to avoid...

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