Busáras Opens 1953

On this day in 1953 Dublin's central bus station Busáras opened to the public. The controversial building was designed by architect Michael Scott and was one of the first major works of modern architecture in Dublin.

Scott talks to Shane Kenny about the construction which he describes as a "political football". Scott recalls a story about Myles na Gopaleen calling the building the "Bust Terminus" when there were suggestions it was going to be turned into an unemployment exchanged for women.

This clip is taken from the ‘News at One Thirty’ broadcast on 18 December, 1981.

Single decker CIE bus 1970
Single Decker CIE Bus (1970)

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