The issue of pay in the State-owned CIÉ group was always going to arise this year as a period of austerity at Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann came to an end. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The new pay claim by staff at Iarnród Éireann is the first direct indication that the proposed deal to settle the recent Luas dispute is already spill(...)

Staff working on the Luas  in Dublin are to stage two 48-hour work stoppages next month as part of a campaign for pay increases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is facing about half a dozen strikes or potential industrial disputes in key areas such as education, transport and health in the run-u(...)

NBRU general secretary Dermot O’Leary: warned CIÉ group against unilateral move on pensions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Further industrial action in the country’s public transport services could be on the cards in the weeks ahead as part of a row over pensions. T(...)

Iarnród Éireann envisaged reforms which would generate efficiency savings of about €3m over three years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Indications by Iarnród Éireann that it would seek to recoup the cost of Friday’s strike by train drivers from any future settlement proposals could ma(...)

New talks aimed at averting planned industrial action on the country’s railways are to take place on Monday.

New talks aimed at averting planned industrial action on the country’s railways are to take place on Monday. The Workplace Relations Commission on Fr(...)

An Intercity train. File photograph: Irish Rail/Iarnród Éireann

State-owned train operator Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) is likely to face bankruptcy if it loses the right to run services as a result of proposed ch(...)

Competition on the railways

Airline competition has proved effective in lowering airfares, pleasing customers and ensuring that Ireland retains a strong transport link with the t(...)

The proposed upgrade of Kent station and  work  on the Cork-Dublin railway line between  Portlaoise and Hazelhatch that will shave 15 minutes off travel times, will make rail travel  more attractive

Iarnród Éireann expects to start work later this year on the planned €3 million upgrade of Kent railway station in Cork with the aim of making the (...)

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(...)

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(...)