Olivia Harte of Firhouse, Dublin, one of 13 new Irish Rail apprentices, at Inchicore Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:15

Almost 1,900 people applied for just 13 positions as apprentice electricians, diesel mechanics, fitters and welders with Iarnród Éireann.The new appre(...)

Dart and other commuter services reached 29.3 million journeys. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann

Passenger journeys on Iarnród Éireann services increased by almost one million in 2014 but usage of the two worst-performing branch lines continued t(...)

Varde Partners is in negotiations with Lloyds Bank to buy the Spectrum portfolio of shopping centres. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images
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US investment fund Varde Partners is in exclusive negotiations with Lloyds Bank to buy the Spectrum portfolio of shopping centres, reports the (...)

Gordon Ramsay’s newest addition to the dining landscape Heddon Street Kitchen opened on November 8th in Mayfair

New London openings London’s dining scene is welcoming a slew of new openings this winter. US TV chef Judy Joo opens her first European venture(...)

Iarnród Éireann is to lose €500,000 in State funding if services are cancelled as a result of planned strike action due to commenceon Sunday. A decision by the company’s chief executive to holiday in Mauritius during the dispute has also been criticised.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The chief executive of Iarnród Éireann David Franks is to return to Ireland early from his holidays in advance of a planned strike which is expected t(...)

The latest amended cost-saving plan, which was rejected by Siptu members, emerged following direct talks between management and trade unions at Iarnród Éireann several weeks ago and was based on an earlier Labour Court recommendation.

The prospect of significant disruption to train services from next month have increased following a decision by Iarnród Éireann to introduce unilatera(...)

Iarnród Éireann described the savings required on its payroll costs as “critical” and said that if the engagement with trade unions next week failed to achieve progress, it would then move to implement the Labour Court recommendation. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Iarnród Éireann has warned staff that it will unilaterally introduce a controversial cost-saving plan including pay cuts if there is no agreement on c(...)