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05-03-2012, 19:13   #106
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05-03-2012, 19:16   #107
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Did you know they were a British company? Maybe next time you would like to support your own country? You have a very Irish name and I assume you are proud to be Irish?

Here in Dalkey our illegal Irish bus service got pushed off the road by the same British company.
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Did you know they were a British company? Maybe next time you would like to support your own country? You have a very Irish name and I assume you are proud to be Irish?

Here in Dalkey our legal Irish bus service got pushed off the road by the same British company.
Irrelevant much?
I like supporting Aircoach because they offer me a better service.
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Irrelevant much?
I like supporting Aircoach because they offer me a better service.
Exactly. Survival of the fittest. Im fed up of this attitude of "support the Irish" at times when the "Irish" are providing a terrible service. Why should one support a business that lags behind its competitors.
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Actually there is one branch of an Irish shop which I'm not going to name, that is in a right state and there are numerous problems in the store, whether that is out of date stock, or things in poor condition, badly stocked shelves, misleading prices and their answer to everything is "But we're Irish" that is the kind of attitude I really take a disliking to.

No problem with supporting Irish business, and will do so when something deserves to be supported and will always champion such great Irish things. However At the same time this is not my only consideration when buying or using a product or service.
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Loving the xenophobic crap on this thread! All I care about is getting down to Cork cheap and fast to enjoy a few jars of Murphy's and quality time with my Corkonian friends and family. At the end of the day isn't that what being Irish really means!!

In reply to a question as to why I use BÉ instead of Aircoach, I do it because I find the SP class more comfy and at busy weekend times when I travel I'm almost guaranteed an extra "express" coach to/from Dublin that only takes 3hrs, the Internet fares are also cheap on BÉ and their loyalty club gives some good benefits that I use.
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Loving the xenophobic crap on this thread! All I care about is getting down to Cork cheap and fast to enjoy a few jars of Murphy's and quality time with my Corkonian friends and family. At the end of the day isn't that what being Irish Corkonian really means!!.
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There was talk recently about GoBus launching an Express service on the Dublin-Cork route.
Anybody have any update on this?
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28-03-2012, 10:15   #114
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There was talk recently about GoBus launching an Express service on the Dublin-Cork route.
Anybody have any update on this?
Well according to the NTA website, it looks like they were award the license about 2 months ago. It also looks like Aircoach were award a direct license 4 months ago.

So possibly two companies operating direct non stop services Cork to Dublin

Haven't heard about them launching yet, hopefully soon, takes time to get the new buses, hire drivers, etc.
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Well according to the NTA website, it looks like they were award the license about 2 months ago. It also looks like Aircoach were award a direct license 4 months ago.

So possibly two companies operating direct non stop services Cork to Dublin

Haven't heard about them launching yet, hopefully soon, takes time to get the new buses, hire drivers, etc.
Aircoach have two Licenses for Dublin to Cork, one granted years ago which was renewed last October or so, and another one which was granted 4 months ago for the 1.00am service which goes to Dublin Airport from Cork city bypassing Dublin City.

If it was an express it would be down as such in the table but it isn't, note that the GoBus one is down as this. We have nothing to suggest Aircoach will be starting up such service - extra recruitment may just be down to replacing staff who may have left.

Word on the street suggests nobody is near ready to get any service going at the moment and I'd be surprised to see anything for a few weeks at least.
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