Around 300 people came to a meeting in Sallynoggin last night showing huge opposition to proposed changes to bus routes that would see some areas completely losing bus service. Richard Boyd Barrett TD also raised it in the Dail.

Dublin Bus and the National Transport Authority are proposing major changes to all bus routes in the greater Dun Laoghaire area.

The no. 7 is to be routed out of Sallynoggin and down the Sallyglen Rd – leaving the people of Sallynoggin with no direct route into town or to St Vincent’s Hospital.

This will cause major hardship particularly to the elderly and disabled. The service from Loughlinstown Park is to be reduced from 3 per hour to 2 per hour. The 7 will also bypass Blackrock.

The response in the area has been overwhelmingly in support of maintaining the existing bus services.