今天下午，一个热心的爱尔兰朋友来电说，他路过8区Thomas Street Dublin 8的时候看到一起交通事故，一个中国人模样的公交车司机被两个爱尔兰劫匪，劫持，目前这个中国模样的公交车司机，现已经住院。后续情况不详。如有之情者，请联系：01-8733993 Hui
Thomas Street位于dublin老城区（old city）, 也属于都柏林8区的管辖范围。 靠近著名的“肉街”。居住者多为下层人士和外国人特别是东欧等劳工。 环境恶劣，情况复杂。 是有名的“脏乱差”地带。那里的治安形式很不乐观，尤其是当下经济不景气，爱尔兰社会风气每况愈下的背景下， 外出需要更加小心。
Driver hurt in Dublin Bus hijacking
Sunday, 11 January 2009 12:00
A Dublin Bus driver was severely assaulted and the bus he was driving hijacked before a passenger took control of the vehicle in the Liberties area last night.
The driver has been treated for broken bones in his hand and severe bruising.
A man has been arrested.
AdvertisementJohn McGrane of the National Bus and Rail Union has called for action to be taken against attacks on buses and drivers.
There were about 15 passengers on board when the bus was hijacked between 9.30pm-10pm last night.
Earlier two passengers, a man and a woman, were involved in an altercation with the driver.
When he stopped to contact gardaí he was pulled from the bus and beaten.
The bus was then driven down Cork Street in south inner city before being stopped by a passenger who took control of the wheel.
Gardaí arrested the man driving the bus and he is being questioned in Kevin Street Garda Station.
The driver has since been released from hospital after being treated for two broken bones in his hand and severe bruising. He is said to be badly shaken by the incident.
Mr McGrane told RTÉ that attacks on buses have increased in frequency. He said that in parts of West Tallaght services have been curtailed due to thirty such attacks taking place.
A spokeswoman for Dublin Bus said that the company is co-operating fully with gardaí in their investigations and expressed concern for the welfare of the driver.