Statement from Minister Donohoe following breakdown of talks at the LRC

30th April, 2015

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has expressed disappointment that exploratory talks taking place this evening (Thursday) at the Labour Relations Commission, in an attempt to avert strike action planned by SIPTU and the NBRU at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, have broken down.


Minister Donohoe said: ‘It is extremely disappointing that the LRC talks aimed at having the planned industrial action to begin at midnight called off have broken down. I have repeatedly said that this action is unjustified and will cause considerable damage to an economy that is in recovery, have financial implications for the bus companies who are only just getting back on their feet and discommode the travelling public who are attempting to go about their daily business’.


“Conditions had been created earlier in the week within which, it was hoped, a resolution could take place. The fact now that parties have walked away from discussions will be met with disappointment and frustration by many.”