Our exclusive story from earlier today when bus driver John Shiels told us he was worried over a child being killed due to parents bad parking at Donacarney primary school has elicited an outpouring of support for him on Facebook.

And posters weren’t shy of voicing their opinion on the man who dumped his Mercedes on the side of the roundabout near the school.

The posts below are just a sample of those strongly backing Shiels on the Bettystown/Laytown/Mornington Facebook page

 

 

  • Michelle Spelman

    Have someone there to hand out fines. They’ll soon find safer places to park. It’s not going to hurt anyone if they have to walk a little bit further up the road to get into the car. Disgraceful that the bus driver has to bare the brunt for doing his job. But as we all suspect, nothing will probably be done until someone is hurt.
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  • Toby Wells

    John and co have taken my kids to and from DNS for many years, he is a great fella providing a valuable service. I hope the absolute fool in the picture gets outed and recognised.
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    • Delia Ronan

      Toby Wells well said. The guy in the photo is a driver of a Mercedes so there thinks he owns the road !!
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  • Deborah Biggins

    Well done John hopefully highlighting it will make the school do more
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  • Deborah Biggins

    Well somebody knows the dickhead in the picture cheek him
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  • Kerry Kirwan Kennedy

    Shocking this has happened & it’s came to this
    So sorry to hear you were abused in that manner
    Some People are just horrible
    The lack of parking for parents is the big issue that needs to be addressed
    There’s a significant amount of parking available in teachers car park that goes unused & could elevate some of the problem
    Also the basket ball court could have been utilised for parking
    It was something I had said when I 1st seen the plans roughly 14 years ago
    This day was always going to come
    John’s absolutely right
    It’s only a matter of time before a child gets hurt
    The pathway was blocked today coming out of the school with a black car, that was pulled up on the narrow part of the pathway
    The area has grown & expanded vastly in the last 5 years in particular and the infrastructure hasn’t been upgraded
    People can’t walk their children safely from bettystown cross direction
    So they’re forced to drive
    Sadly
    This situation isn’t going to get better anytime soon
    I’m sure John sheils is dreading the wet winter months & the chaos they bring
  • Absolutely disgusting behaviour from a grown man, although I use the term Man loosely. How dare he speak to anyone like that, I just hope he’s tagged & shamed!!
    A fine example to set outside the school gates.