there should certainly be a case where free travel can only be used off peak times in mornings and evenings,
When a bus arrives and the door opens, they all surge forward and shout in unision to the driver .
What is going on in Bus Eireann is that they tried but simply cannot compete with private sector competitors.
Expressway is a Commerical arm of Bus Eireann and it competes with the likes of Aircoach.
So a semi state is dealing with reality and guess who cannot cope? Yes the semi state. The driver of the Aircoach bus is probably on half of what the Bus Eireann guy is on when entitlements and pensions etc are factored in.
Commerical reality is coming to fruition here and the unions are shitting themselves.
What is it with older folk doing this ? Same craic in Ireland . You'd swear their life depends on it if they don't push forward to the front to get on first , they always skip the que