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Bus Éireann has denied that bus drivers in the city are at risk of being attacked by passengers, following a claim that it’s a matter of time before a bus driver in severely injured on the No. 5 route.
Speaking to the Cork Independent, one Cork city bus driver who works both the number 5 and 8 routes, along with others, said it is a matter of time before a driver is bottled or stabbed while carrying out duties for Bus Éireann.
On Thursday 27 October, thousands of euros of damage was done to the 10.45pm bus from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) as it made its way into the city centre. Gardaí in Bishopstown confirmed that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
One eyewitness told the Cork Independent that youths had allegedly kicked the roof of the bus, while others had smashed bottles on the bus and yet another had drawn blood from their knuckles having repeatedly punched the bus roof, leaving stains in the bus.
The driver, who contacted the papers last week and wished to remain anonymous, said his wife and children worry about his safety each day as passengers, mostly students, on the No. 5 bus are allegedly becoming increasingly abusive.
The bus runs between the city centre, Kent Station and CIT.
“Tuesdays and Thursdays are the worst nights for hassle from the students on this route. Many of the students are drunk and some don’t want to pay their fare. But then, it gets worse. They hang off the bars, start fights and break bottles.
Source: (Cork Independent)
Derry Priests and music sensations, Martin and Eugene O’Hagan, have proved to be the toast of both the music industry and Hollywood and are returning to their hometown for a special Christmas performance.
The O’Hagan brothers are two thirds of supergroup The Priests. Their show ‘Christmas With The Priests’ sees them and Fr. David Delargy singing much loved classics such as Ave Maria, Pie Jesu and Amazing Grace. The Priests will also perform tracks from their third album ‘Noel’ for the first time. So expect Ding Dong Merrily On High to O Come All Ye Faithful, Sussex Carol to Silent Night.
Despite having recorded great success ‘The Priests’ are reeling from what they are calling ‘Black Wednesday.’ That is the cancellation of their US tour this month.
The trio were to embark on a tour of 1,000 seater venues in the States last week but that was postponed until the Spring of 2012.
(Source: Derry Journal)
A 22-year-old Buncrana man has been charged in relation to a crash that claimed the lives of eight people last year.Shaun Kelly, was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the collision, which happened at Meenaduff on the main Clonmnay to Buncrana Road at 10.40pm on Sunday, July 11, 2010.
The crash is the worst single road accident on record in the history of the state. Those who died were Hugh Friel, 66, from Dunaff, Urris, who was driving home from bingo in Buncrana, and all the passengers in Mr Kelly’s Volkswagen Passat: Mark McLaughlin (21) of Fahan; James McEleney (23) of Clonmany; Paul Doherty (19) of Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19) of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21) of Rockstown, Burnfoot; Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana. All were killed instantly.
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