Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘Are the Irish people going to deny their own kith and kin the right to have a marriage contracted in civil law if that’s what they wish to do?’  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has revealed a member of his extended family is gay.Mr Kenny said he was contacted recently by a distant relative in the United S(...)

Mmbers of SIPTU and NBRU on strike at Phibsboro station earlier this month.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Under the new proposals to end the bus dispute the Government’s controversial plans to put out to tender some routes operated by State transport compa(...)

Members of the NBRU and & SIPTU unions during a march in Dublin city centre over plans to put 10 per cent of public bus routes out to private tender. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has insisted Government-backed plans to put some bus routes out to tender will not lead to the privatisation (...)

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(...)

Dublin Bus drivers pictured marching in The annual May Day Demonstration organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

New talks are to take place in a bid to avert a second planned bus strike by staff at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann which is scheduled to take place next(...)

Bus Eireann coaches parked in Phibsboro Bus Depot during a 48 hour strike by Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union members in Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann. Normal services resumed on Sunday.

As Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus services returned to normal on Sunday after a 48-hour work stoppage, business leaders maintained that the strike had had(...)

Bus drivers on strike in the rain at the Phibsborough depot in Dublin on May 2nd.

Business organisations said their trade has been significantly damaged, particularly in urban areas, due to the continuing bus strike . The 48-hour wo(...)

Members of  SIPTU and NBRU unions at at Phibsboro Depot. Siptu said the drivers regretted any inconvenience caused to commuters but insisted the strike needed to go ahead. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

BARRY ROCHE Bus workers on the picket line in Dublin yesterday rejected a notion that their industrial action was unlawful. Bill McCanley, a member (...)

Members of the trade unions Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) on the picket line at the bus depot in Phibsborough. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The focus in the bus dispute has turned to avoiding five more planned strike days in the coming weeks.Hundreds of thousands of passengers will be left(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. Mr Donohoe  has announced an agreement between the Road Safety Authority and the Canadian province of  Manitoba allowing for the exchange of Irish driving licences for Canadian ones. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A second Canadian province has agreed to the exchange of Irish driving licences for Canadian ones, according to Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe(...)