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(...)

Iarnród Éireann has introduced a cost-saving programme and has debts of about €150m

The contract to run rail services in Ireland should be put out to international tender, the European Commission has proposed, a move that could have s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured last week after announcing the building of the power station in Killala, Co Mayo, with Gerald Crotty of Mayo Renewable Power. Photograph: Maxwells

Veolia has been awarded a €450 million deal to operate a wood-fuelled biomass power plant in Killala, Co Mayo. The company said it secured a 15-year c(...)

Ireland France Chamber of Commerce president  Jim Rice: “Over half of our members have witnessed higher levels of business activity and have increased staffing numbers, which can only be a positive signal.” Photograph: Eric Luke

A survey by the Ireland France Chamber of Commerce has found 69 per cent of its members expect to recruit more staff in the next three months, with(...)

An 18-year-old man has been taken to Tallaght hospital after being struck by a Luas tram near the City West campus in Dublin.

An 18-year-old man has been taken to Tallaght hospital after being struck by a Luas tram near the City West campus in Dublin. The incid(...)

 On the first full working day of the bus strike, Dart and commuter trains did a brisk trade but there was no difficulty in accommodating passengers who usually take the bus.
Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Trains and trams were busy but not overstretched yesterday as commuters sought alternatives to Dublin Bus services.On the first full working day of th(...)

File photo of Heuston Station, Dublin. Irish Rail users trying to pay for their tickets with the new €5 note continue to experience difficulties as ticket machines won’t accept them.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Irish Rail began making changes to ticket machines today so that they can accept the new €5 notes. Travellers trying to pay for their (...)

Inspector had altercation with a man at Tallaght Luas stop.

A woman who lost her job as a Luas ticket inspector after spitting back at an abusive member of the public in a “moment of madness” has been told b(...)