European Commission ruled firms enjoyed unfair advantage in €160 million annual deal

Whatever the arguments that have gone before, the European Commission was clear yesterday that the arrangement under which Bus Éireann exclusively ope(...)

Bus Éireann receives about €160 million a year to cover the costs of transporting students to and from schools around the Republic.

Bus Éireann faces the possible loss of the €160 million-a-year schools transport contract following a European Commission ruling yesterday.The commiss(...)

 President Michael D Higgins with “Bud and Michael” during the Horse Ploughing Competition at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships was described as “the most beloved rendezvous in Ireland’s rural calendar” when President Michael D Higgins opene(...)

The National Transport Authority  has determined that tendering about 10 per cent of  Dublin Bus or Bus Éireann’s routes represents little threat to the firms’ overall operations.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has defended controversial plans to put out to tender 10 per cent of bus routes currently operated by Dublin Bu(...)

Thousands of primary and secondary school students are still waiting for their annual bus tickets due to a technical glitch.

Thousands of primary and secondary school students are still waiting for their annual bus tickets due to a technical glitch.Bus Éireann is to email te(...)

The disruption caused to thousands of mainline rail and Dart users by industrial action taken by the NBRU/SIPTU group of unions represents an excessiv(...)

 Workers strike at Connolly  station yesterday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Frustrated commuters and rail strikers converged yesterday at a Dublin city centre train station on the second day of industrial action that brought (...)

Out-of-use ticket machines and blank information boards at Heuston Station yesterday as the two-day rail strike begins. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin Bus said last night it would not be providing extra buses today to cater for passengers who would normally travel by rail. A spokeswoman for Du(...)

Rail workers picketing at Heuston Station yesterday, the first day of a two-day strike. Photograph: Dave Meehan

About 100,000 people will be affected today as the country’s rail network again comes to a standstill as a result of a strike by members of the Nation(...)

Iarnród Éireann says it does not expect any services – Inter-city, commuter or Dart – to run tomorrow and Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
Q&A: Train strike

Will any trains be running on Sunday and Monday? No. Iarnród Éireann says it does not expect any services – Inter-city, commuter or Dart – to run tomo(...)