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(...)

Earlier this week Siptu, which also represents large numbers of staff at the two State-owned bus operators, warned that the plans to put 10 per cent of routes out to tender would “ inevitably lead to industrial unrest”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Bus workers are to stage a 90-minute work stoppage next Wednesday against plans by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to put out to tender up to 1(...)

Siptu  organiser Owen Reidy said  members in Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus had made contributions to two restructuring plans which had yielded significant savings in recent years.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Plans by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to put out to tender up to 10 per cent of the routes currently operated by Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus (...)

A decision to privatise 10 per cent of the routes operated by Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus could lead to higher ticket costs and poorer customer experience, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A decision to privatise 10 per cent of the routes operated by Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus could lead to higher ticket costs and poorer customer experie(...)