Hundreds of thousands of commuters face major travel disruption this morning as the Dublin bus strike continues into its third day.
It's expected workers will have difficulty getting to their workplaces as they return to work after the bank holiday.
The strike follows workers rejecting a deal of nearly 12 million euro in cost savings at the semi-state company.
The Department of Transport has confirmed that private car drivers may NOT use the bus lanes during the industrial action - as they are operating under normal rules.
The National Bus and Rail Union says its open to talks in order to call a halt to the strike but want reassurances regarding the salaries of bosses at the company.
Speaking from the picket line, SIPTU's Gerry Pender says the support from the public has been mostly positive: