Less Luas means less people travelling for either business or pleasure (as some call shopping) into the city centre.
The threat is not Brexit or Trumpit. The real threat is at home with our pork barrel politicians trying to cling to power. They’ll offer anyone, anything. There’s already the Luas, now CIE, then ESB and the teachers. It looks like Haddington Road is going down the S-bend. This is not Easter, this is Christmas for public sector unions.
Meanwhile, without either recognising the irony of the situation or without a smidgen of personal embarrassment, SIPTU officers are happy to seek a wage rise of up to 54% for their tram drivers that would give them a salary of €65,000 a year before bonus, for what is semi-skilled work. It would make you weep. As a country we really do greed better than any other. Sinn Féin of 1916 has morphed into Mé Féin in 2016.
10th February 2016, A two day Luas strike will affect 90,000 commuters this Thursday and Friday. According to an article featured in the Irish Times, Luas drivers believe that historically they have been grossly underpaid for the role they perform in stressful and demanding environments.