Joan and Aideen Goggin  with passengers on a Cork bus demanding that   a tradition of bus drivers dressing as Santa be reinstated. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

With a fitting sense of Festive timing, the 130 was stuck in traffic at Newcomen Bridge the same time as Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney was ringi(...)

Declan Carlyle:  soldiered for INM throughout the O’Reilly years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It will be a happy Christmas for Declan Carlyle, the former managing director of the Irish operation of Independent News & Media (INM) and its lon(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe said: “I am committed to the tendering of 10 per cent of bus routes.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Transport has again given his support to controversial plans to put out to tender a number of routes traditionally operatedby Dublin (...)

Flanagan’s Fields in Rialto, a community garden using 21st century methods to grow food. Photographs: Richard Johnston 3:28

Some people become gardeners, while others are born green-fingered. A shining example of the latter is Dublin-born Michael Flanagan (1833-1931), th(...)

Bank of Ireland on College Green: the rerouting of traffic will be tested on a number of Sundays next year. Photograph: Alan Betson

A proposal to ban traffic from one side of College Green is to be trialled by Dublin City Council next year.The council wants to restore the area to (...)

Tevita Kuridrani of Australia escapes France’s Yoann Huget during their Test match at the Stade de France, Paris on November 15th. Photograph: Reuters.

This is the most significant autumn international in many years, yet this match has nothing to do with November internationals.There are two fine coac(...)

On Iarnród Éireann trains there are six million wifi sessions every year across Dart and intercity journeys

Public transport wifi may be opened up to sponsors, according to a market consultation document published by CIÉ. The group of companies wants to gene(...)

Passengers on Iarnród Éireann make some 28.6 million journeys a year and have 6 million wifi sessions.

CIÉ is to start looking at ways of monetising the onboard wifi service on its rail and bus fleets.In a tender published today, the company said it is (...)

Siptu president  Jack O Connor. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The row between the public transport unions and the National Transport Authority (NTA) over plans to privatise 10 per cent of the routes operated by t(...)

The outcome of talks today between public transport unions and the National Transport Authority means the possibility of nationwide bus strikes in the run-up to Christmas has been avoided. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fears of nationwide bus strikes were allayed today following talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC). Public transport unions and the National (...)