How many times have you re-registered now? You know if you want to keep saying the same stuff, at least change your posting style a little bit maybe? Might make it a bit harder for eagle eyed people to spot you
No party is going to turn around and say they will be responsible for every accident because it basically gives a free ride to drivers which basically says that safety is not their problem and that kind of culture is never going to be allowed to happen. The fact that you have come on this forum and asked for that basically appears to suggest you are saying that safety should never be important and it simply gets in the way. You know that, that is why you put up a smokescreen like this knowing that you're calling for something that isn't possible to implement.
If a driver knows no matter how negligent he is at the end of the day someone else will get the blame and he will not be held responsible where is the incentive to even operate a bus to be the safest it can possibly be. Also if this is really your sole argument, why are trains allowed to run driver only? Stepping off a train where there can be 16 sets of doors and a gap which is far more threatening and dangerous than getting off the bus is far harder for a driver to see than a bus with two doors with a much more shallow drop. Yet they still do it. Only difference is there is a mind a gap announcement. If that's all there is required lets add it Monday and you will be all happy to start using centre doors?
As for flat fare, stop over-simplifying it and saying that the NTA are simply blocking it and there is all there is to it. At the end of the day there are other issues involved in this, funding, subsidy, farebox revenue and the effect on it, effect on travel patterns, I know you like to click your fingers and say it can be fixed if the NTA say it can go ahead tommorow, but I doubt the management of Dublin Bus would agree with that, they would have many reservations about it.
That is the irony of all your arguments.
Everything someone else doesn't do is very simple and they just need to do it and that is all there is to it
Everything you don't do is very complicated and there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.