The National Transport Authority are privatising one-tenth of Dublin Bus. From November 2018 they will outsource the routes to UK company Go-Ahead. The NTA says they are “confident that passengers will benefit from this decision,” but socialists and trade unionists are absolutely certain that workers will suffer from this decision.
What party represents the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets on 11 October and 1 November (and the many others not on those marches who applaud them)? It's obvious there is a gaping political vacuum, with no major party or movement basing itself on fighting the cause of workers, the unemployed, pensioners and young people.