The union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back the bid. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Britain’s competition regulator could end up playing a key role in International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) €1.36 billion bid to take over Ae(...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh has already conceded that some jobs could be lost in the Aer Lingus head office and in areas such as IT. Photograph: The Irish Times

Trade union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back a €1.36 billion bid for the carri(...)

TDs in constituencies where many Aer Lingus workers live fear losing votes if there is negative fallout from an IAG takeover. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Labour TDs are to seek a debate on IAG’s €1.36 billion bid for Aer Lingus during its conference next weekend.The party’s Ministers and Dáil deputies (...)

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(...)

Pay cuts at the centre of the dispute were introduced last week and will remain in place for 28 months.

Talks aimed at averting futher industrial action at Iarnród Éireann are continuing at the Labour Relations Commission tonight. Trade unions and(...)

 A picket on Monday outside  Greyhound Recycling by supporters and workers at Crag Avenue, Clondalkin Industrial Estate, Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Representatives of workers at Dublin waste management firm Greyhound are to attend the Labour Relations Commission today to discuss a pay-related dis(...)

 Workers on strike at the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery buildings at Knockmitten Lane last week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Siptu has said a protestor at an ongoing picket outside a Greyhound waste facility in Dublin suffered “severe spinal injuries” when he was struck by a(...)

Plans to put bus routes out to tender have been strongly opposed by the National Bus and Rail Union and Siptu. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A planned 90 -minute work stoppage and protest march by bus workers next Wednesday in protest at potential privatisation of some routes has been defer(...)

Executive director of Greyhound Recycling Michael Buckley said he wants workers at his depot in Clondalkin, Dublin, to return to work under protest, at the rates he is seeking to impose, pending a “binding determination” by the Labour Relations Commission. Photograph: Alan Betson

Siptu has agreed pay rates with competitor companies in the waste industry that are lower than the rates Greyhound Recycling is seeking to impose, acc(...)

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 (...)