Bus routes to go private on eve of election

22nd August, 2015
Bus Eireann will keep its daily Waterford to Tramore service. Picture: Jim Coughlan

The controversial contracts for 10 per cent of public bus routes are due to be awarded on the eve of the general election.

The prospect of private companies getting Dublin Bus routes in the capital and Bus Eireann routes in Waterford led to a national transport strike by bus unions last May.

It was resolved through an agreement at the Labour Relations Commission and the tender process is continuing.

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