Dublin Bus drivers  at the annual May Day demonstration, which coincided with the two-day strike. Siptu and the NBRU have strongly contested claims that their strike action is illegal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Bus and Railworkers’ Union (NBRU) has accused Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus of seeking to intimidate members, in order to prevent them str(...)

Get back to the table

There is plenty of blame to be shared for the two-day strike at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann that has caused disruption to hundreds of thousands of pass(...)

NBRU and Siptu members protest outside the Dublin Bus depot in Summerhill this morning. A picket was placed on the depot at 4am where some 240 drivers work. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times 2:30

A trade union has warned legal proceedings being brought by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann over the 48-hour bus strike which started on Friday morning wil(...)

 Frances Fitzgerald: “We will continue to play our part.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will take in more refugees and play its part in responding to the migration crisis, the Minister for Justice has said.Frances Fitzgerald join(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said “usual international practice is that such troops travel with their personal weapons. The weapons are unloaded and no ammunition is on board the flights.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said the “vast majority” of exemptions granted for transporting weapons and war munitions through the State (...)

Today’s budget gave no hint of an increased subvention for Iarnród Éireann or its parent company CIÉ. Photograph:

CIÉ will seek to establish over coming days whether the transport provision in the budget will allow Iarnród Éireann to maintain services or require i(...)

At the Parnell Summer School in Avondale, Co Wicklow, yesterday were Minister Paschal Donohoe with fellow speakers Cllr Kate Feeney (left) and Heather Jones, associate professor of international history at the London School of Economics. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Patriotism has a role to play in helping people to cope in a globalised world, according to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Lucinda Creighton, who delivered an uncompromising speech to the Dáil yesterday, saying she could not support draft laws “built on sand”

The Government was making tacit preparations last night to sack Minister of State Lucinda Creighton if she voted as expected against the abortion l(...)