Talks aimed at averting a planned strike at the Luas light rail system in Dublin get underway at the Workplace Relations Commission on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Further strikes by workers on the Dublin Luas light rail system may be announced in the coming days following unsuccessful talks on Friday aimed at re(...)

Luas operator Transdev claims drivers are seeking pay rises of more than 50 per cent, which the company is not in a position to pay. Photograph: The Irish Times

Staff at the Luas light rail system in Dublin are to stage two 48-hour strikes next month as part of a dispute over pay. Trade union Siptu, which re(...)

Staff at Luas are to ballot for industrial action in early January as part of a campaign to secure pay increases ranging from 28% to over 40%. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Significant disruption is looming for Luas and rail users in the new year. Staff at Luas are to ballot for industrial action in early January as part (...)

Luas staff are seeking pay parity with train drivers at Iarnród Éireann. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Luas tram staff in Dublin are to ballot for industrial action in early January as part of a campaign for pay increases ranging from 28 per cent to mor(...)

Earlier this year, staff at the two State-owned bus companies, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann,  went on strike on foot of a decision by the National Transport Authority to put 10 per cent of existing services out to tender. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Unions representing workers in Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus are pressing the Government to change legislation which they fear could lead to privatisatio(...)

A file image showing Iarnród Éireann taking delivery of a new intercity railcar carriage in 2011. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Train unions representing staff in Iarnród Éireann have said they will strongly oppose proposals put forward by the EU Commission that the contract to(...)

Siptu said “this revelation would seem to confirm the worst fears of Aer Lingus staff that a takeover by IAG will mean major job losses”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

An internal analysis commissioned by Aer Lingus has maintained nearly €60 million in additional cost savings could be generated at the company. The ai(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh has told the Minister for Transport he does not foresee compulsory redundancies or outsourcing of jobs in the event of IAG buying the Government’s 25 per cent stake in the company.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The sale of the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG) has been recommended by the Cabinet and will go before t(...)

Kieran Mulvey, chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission attends talks in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has no plans to deregulate the entire bus market but the process of putting out to tender 10 per cent of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann rou(...)

Labour Relations Commission  chief executive Kieran Mulvey said every effort would be made to resolve  issues between Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus and workers’ unions before the end of the week.  Further strikes at the bus companies are scheduled this  Friday and Saturday. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

New talks aimed at averting further strikes at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday are likely to continue for a (...)