Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Huge crowd turns up for public meeting to save the 145 Bus to Kilmacanogue

Over 150 people crammed into The Glencormack Inn in Kilmacanogue on
Monday evening to attended a public meeting which was organised by
Sinn Fein Councillor John Brady. The meeting was called to discuss the
plans by Dublin Bus to curtail the 145 Bus route that serves to
village of Kilmacanogue and the surrounding area. The meeting agreed a
community campaign of opposition to any plans to cut the widely used
and highly regarded route.

Cllr Brady said "Such is the concern of the people of Kilmac and the
surrounding area about the plans by Dublin Bus regarding the 145 bus,
a huge crowd turned up to the public meeting i had organised on Monday
evening. Unfortunately large amounts of people had to be turned away
because the room in the Glencormack Inn was full to capacity. It was
outlined that Dublin Bus are currently looking at the possibility of
stopping the 145 which currently runs to Kilmac at Springfield
Cemetery in Bray and that officials are currently exploring the

Cllr. Brady went onto say "Many people spoke on the night about the
excellent service the 145 is and how the village of Kilmacanogue and
surrounding areas depend heavily on it. It provides a vital link to
the schools, shops and other transport links in the Bray area and how
Kilmac is cut off with no footpaths linking it to other areas such as
Bray. People spoke very passionately about the service and they are
very determined that the route will remain and they wont allow any
watering down of the service. A number of issues were identified on
the night that could be addressed to improve the service and myself
and the other public representatives that were present pledged to
follow those up at council level."

Cllr Brady continued "It was agreed on the night that a meeting with
representatives from Dublin Bus would be requested and a number of
people from the community agreed to make up the deputation to meet
them. A petition outlining the communities opposition to any cuts to
the 145 was launched on the night and its planned this will be handed
over to Dublin Bus when the meeting takes place."

Cllr Brady concluded "The community of Kilmac are certainly pulling
together to protect the 145 and the resolve shown at the meeting on
Monday typifies what communities are about. I know Dublin Bus will
have a fight on their hands if there are intent on going ahead with
any plan. However we have a very strong argument as to why the route
should be protected and hopefully we can get to put these points
across when we meet them and that they will be taken on board." Ends

An online copy of the petition has also been launched:

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