Archive for January 18th, 2005

January 18th, 2005

Rip Off Ireland

The bus fare in the city has gone from 1.20 to 1.25. Not a huge jump, but it was done without any prior notice – the last two times the bus fare went up (by 10c each time) there were posters and notices informing people about 2 weeks in advance. Not this time. Maybe 5c is not worth a poster campaign. They did manage to take down all the posters with the old price on them so now when you get a bus you have no idea what the price is.

CIE were granted a 6.5% fare increase from 10/01/04 but when prices did not go up on that date a lot of people seemed to assume they would not go up at all (myself included). Instead we got pounced on this week – one bus driver even had the nerve to complain that not enough people had 5c for the new fare and he was fast running out of change.

Must bring bike into city and get it repaired. In the meantime I shall just use up my penny jar.