The organisers of the St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin today announced that the event will go ahead despite planned Luas strike action
The festival, which is now in its 21st year, is due to attract half a million visitors and tourists to the city.
As well as a two-day stoppage starting tomorrow, Luas drivers are also due to go on strike on March 8 and 17, much to commuters inconvenience.
The Transport Minister has urged all sides involved in the dispute over pay to engage in talks to avoid further industrial action.
CEO of the St Patrick’s Festival, Susan Kirby, is reassuring people that events will go ahead as scheduled despite the Luas strikes.
“Obviously the Luas strike can have an impact, but the festival will go ahead.
“We will run from the 17th to the 20th of March.
“There’s a really diverse and jam-packed programme and I’d ask everybody to keep an eye on the website, and obviously then as well, everyone concerned about travelling can check out the NTA website as well.
“But the festival, I want to assure everybody, will carry on, will go ahead, and we can promise everybody a fantastic few days.”