Tánaiste Joan Burton said the only way to resolve the issue was for both parties to sit down – effectively ruling out any Government intervention. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Unions say they will vigorously defend their right to strike as Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus prepare to lodge High Court papers against them today.The (...)

Bus Eireann coaches parked in Phibsboro Bus Depot during a 48 hour strike by Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union members in Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann. Normal services resumed on Sunday.

As Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus services returned to normal on Sunday after a 48-hour work stoppage, business leaders maintained that the strike had had(...)

Bus drivers on strike in the rain at the Phibsborough depot in Dublin on May 2nd.

Business organisations said their trade has been significantly damaged, particularly in urban areas, due to the continuing bus strike . The 48-hour wo(...)

Members of  SIPTU and NBRU unions at at Phibsboro Depot. Siptu said the drivers regretted any inconvenience caused to commuters but insisted the strike needed to go ahead. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

BARRY ROCHE Bus workers on the picket line in Dublin yesterday rejected a notion that their industrial action was unlawful. Bill McCanley, a member (...)

Dublin Bus drivers  at the annual May Day demonstration, which coincided with the two-day strike. Siptu and the NBRU have strongly contested claims that their strike action is illegal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Bus and Railworkers’ Union (NBRU) has accused Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus of seeking to intimidate members, in order to prevent them str(...)

Get back to the table

There is plenty of blame to be shared for the two-day strike at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann that has caused disruption to hundreds of thousands of pass(...)

Members of the trade unions Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) on the picket line at the bus depot in Phibsborough. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The focus in the bus dispute has turned to avoiding five more planned strike days in the coming weeks.Hundreds of thousands of passengers will be left(...)

Demonstrators from Siptu, also including some anti-water charges protesters, make their way down O’Connell Street on the evening of May 1st, 2015. Photograph: Liam Ryan/The Irish Times

Several thousand demonstrators including union members took part in a protest rally in Dublin city centre on Friday against the privatisation of certa(...)

Hundreds of thousands of bus passengers are facing travel disruptions  as a result of the industrial action which was prompted by plans announced last year by the National Transport Authority to put out to tender 10 per cent of routes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Commuters across the State were forced to find alternative transport to get to work on Friday morning as Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann bus drivers beg(...)

Hundreds of thousands of bus passengers across the country face travel disruption as a result of the industrial action. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Striking Bus Éireann workers in Cork this morning expressed fears that the Government’s plan to put 10 per cent of Bus Éireann routes out for tender i(...)