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Middle class entitlement May 4, 2016

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“I want to drive and I expect Dublin city to come up with a smarter way for me to get around Dublin and be able to park my car somewhere in the middle of Dublin without it being dug up every six weeks so we can some other new fabby non-sustainable public transport solution whether it’s the Luas – on the days when the Luas isn’t on strike – replacing the buses.”

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1. Dara O Rourke - May 4, 2016

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WorldbyStorm - May 4, 2016

He wants, he wants, he wants. He wants to drive.

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Starkadder - May 4, 2016

Wouldn’t he have a chauffeur to drive him anyway? Never heard of a rich person who didn’t employ at least one.

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2. John Goodwillie - May 4, 2016

Middle class? Michael O’Leary middle class?

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WorldbyStorm - May 4, 2016

Kind of Irish middle class, no?

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3. 1798Mike - May 4, 2016

He does want to drive anywhere & everywhere. In this, he is no different from most of the political, administrative & business elite in this banana republic. They do not use public transport. This explains why there has been such a lack of investment in the public transport infrastructure. For example, in any other European country, key transport projects such as the Dart underground, linking the rail network into Dublin airport, as well as electrifying all the rail lines in the greater Dublin metropolitan region, and extending the green line out from Broombridge, would have long been completed. Instead of these relatively straightforward & nationally vital projects being treated as a priority, the out-going government dismissed them and opted to begin planning a diminished metro north system, which of course, had the added advantage, of taking far longer to plan & start (if ever).
Regrettably, the public transport infrastructure has never been seen as key issue for any shade of the left in this country.

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WorldbyStorm - May 4, 2016

Yeah, there’s some irony in someone who champions lower income taxes smaller state complaining about public transport.

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4. fergal - May 4, 2016

When was the last time O Leary took the Luas, let alone a bus?
Luas has been around since 2003, the workers have struck about 7-8 times?….what’s that- 0.1%
Cities that are sustainable have cheap an effective public transport- amsterdam, zurich, lyon etc- cities are not sustainable when people think they can drive into the centre and park there when they like- that is so passé Mr o Leary- get another hobby horse

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5. Brian Hanley - May 4, 2016

Unfortunately O’Leary combines the prejudices of the small town bourgeoise with the power of a multi-millionaire

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6. Tomboktu - May 5, 2016

I dislike him, intensely, but I also recognise that unlike some others of his sort, he stays here and pays income tax in this state.

I reserve my deeper disgust for those who won’t even pay tax.

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7. sonofstan - May 5, 2016

If you changed ‘Dublin’ to ‘London’ in that, even Tories would laugh at him.
And I wonder how many of the deals his airline strikes with obscure airports in the general area of a city you might want to visit have included a commitment from the relevant authority to organise transport to where his passangers might want to go?

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8. 6to5against - May 5, 2016

I was delayed driving through Mullingar recently because some local gobshite wanted to parade down the main street and show off his prize winning horse. He had even roped the Garda in to helping him, insisting that the cars stay back. For gods sake. I had places to go, things to do

Cant remember his name. They’d just won the grand national apparently, but really, those culchies shouldn’t be let near a public road when busy and important people have to use them too. They have no sense of urgency.

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9. deiseach - May 5, 2016

“That’s all we need in Dublin going forward is more bloomin’ bicycles. In a country where it rains about 250 days a year, the way forward in Dublin is: more bicycles.”

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Nestling as it does in the rain shadow of the Wicklow mountains, Dublin is a pretty dry place. To prove this, I could resort to anecdotes. I was in college in Dublin for five years – that’s during the non-summer months, Michael – and walked everywhere. How many times did I get wet? Twice. Or I could resort to some statistics. Average number of days when Dublin gets at least 1mm (that’s 0.04 inches in old money) of rain? 128 (source: https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Europe/Cities/precipitation-annual-average.php). That’s fewer days of rain than the famously bike-friendly city of Amsterdam (132).

And do you know what the worst part of it is? The servile stenographers of the press regurgitate this crap without giving it a second thought. Wankers.

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10. Jim Monaghan - May 5, 2016

I recall Joe Duffy talking on the same lines.

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