Public being severely affected as bus strike bites – callers tell C103

As the Public Transport Strike intensified this morning – Callers to C103’s Cork Today show are frustrated with the current situation.

One caller Anthony who works in Limerick has to walk an hour to work and an hour from work every day due to the bus strike:

Geraldine who is due to start cancer treatment next week is worried as she is depending on public transport to take her to and from the Cork University Hospital from Macroom:

Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee feels Transport Minister Shane Ross is correct for not getting involved in the Transport dispute because it is an industrial relations matter – She spoke this morning to JohnPaul McNamara on C103’s Cork Today Show:

However, Cork South West Independent Deputy Michael Collins feels the Transport Minister Shane Ross is on an ego trip and that he went to Rio fast enough when it came to the controversy over the Olympics Council of Ireland last summer but he won’t meet Bus Eireann Management or the Unions , Michael spoke this morning on C103:

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