Members of the bus driver syndicate returned to work with Dublin Bus this morning despite winning a shrare of the €24 million prize.
Five of the twenty two member syndicate reported for work this morning despite winning €1,083,866.36 each.
“They are senior men. I’d imagine many of them felt obliged to turn up to work,” said Dublin Bus chief inspector Larry O’Brien.
“Some of them have 40 years service with us. They wouldn’t have made it as far as they did in Dublin Bus if they weren’t decent blokes.
To a man they are a decent bunch of chaps.”
John Cassidy, told the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 that that he met some of the winners on Saturday evening and that “it was shock and disbelief when they realised it had really happened to them. They checked the numbers five or six times.”
“They would be people that socialised together and go to matches together. Because of the nature of the shift work, we spend more time in each others company than we do sometimes with our own families. We’re the best of friends.”
“These people are mature adults. They have children and grandchildren. It is not as if they are going to go mad. We’re all thrilled for them.