Dublin Bus vehicles parked  in Conyngham Road garage in Dublin.  The trade union Siptu is to ballot Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann driver members for industrial action, in protest at National Transport Authority plans. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Introducing tendering for some bus routes traditionally operated by State companies has the potential to save taxpayers’ money, according to the Minis(...)

Under  current privatisation plans, orbital routes in Dublin rather than city centre services, such as those between Blackrock and Rialto, and Chapelizod and the Square shopping centre in Tallaght, will be put out to tender. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The prospect of industrial action in the State-run transport sector has increased following the collapse of talks over the potential privatisation of(...)

Kerry TD Tom Fleming said Save Rural Ireland had met TDs and Senators to express their views on rural Ireland’s continuing demise. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Independent TD Tom Fleming has called for the inclusion of a specialised rural policy in any future programme for government.“This has not been done (...)

Bus Éireann last month agreed to temporarily suspend plans to cut part of its Dublin to Cork Expressway service in the face of opposition to planned service reductions.

Fewer rural communities are being serviced by busses as coach companies use the State’s motorway network to compete for customers.Increased licencing (...)

 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams with  Martin McGuinness at their party’s ardfheis in Derry on Saturday. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Public transport companies are likely to lose their most stable subsidised routes to large multinational operators because of Government policy, the S(...)

Bus Éireann has cited  commercial obligations as a pretext for considering cuts to some services. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bus Éireann has agreed to temporarily suspend plans to cut part of its Dublin to Cork Expressway service following a public meeting in opposition to t(...)

Bus Éireann chief executive Martin Nolan said if the Government wanted smaller towns and villages on commercial routes to be serviced, it would have to pay a subsidy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Planned cuts to some of Bus Éireann’s rural routes have been condemned by farm groups and organisations of rural and older people. The national bus se(...)

 Bus Éireann says the “meeting was convened so that both the company, and these unions, could state their position on the matter”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish times

Talks got under way yesterday on a claim for pay increases for staff at the State-owned transport company Bus Éireann.In January, the company restore(...)

Walkers are seen in front of windturbines in a snow-covered Co Leitrim this weekend. Photograph: S Gallagher

There will be no respite from the cold over the next few days with forecasters predicting snow and sub zero temperatures until the end of the week.Las(...)

Waves crash against the Kerry coast in Dingle. Photograph: Gerald Horgan

Violent south-westerly winds battered towns and cities across the State throughout the night, with reports of fallen trees, spot flooding and structur(...)