In the coming days Fine Gael will attempt to assemble the numbers to have Enda Kenny elected taoiseach at the fourth attempt next Wednesday, .Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Negotiating teams from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil held what were described as “constructive” talks on Friday afternoon. Both sides have agreed to mee(...)

Owen Reidy: ‘The Minister criticised our members at Easter over what was a legal dispute, but there is no criticism now about an employer with a state contract, getting taxpayers’ money.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Transdev, which operates Dublin’s Luas system, has accused Siptu of seeking a “chequebook” solution to the dispute at the light rail system. All Luas(...)

The absence of anything that could be termed an integrated transport plan has long bedevilled the greater Dublin area, but now – for the first time – (...)

People planning to take public transport into Dublin city centre this weekend will have to use the bus rather than the Luas as the dispute at the light rail company over pay continues. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

There’s a Luas strike this weekend? I thought this had all been resolved before St Patrick’s Day? A lot of people did but that was before proposals d(...)

‘So how did whoever do on whatever debate? I don’t know. And I’m not sure if it matters.’ Photograph: Maxwell/AFP/Getty Images

Last week, I was trying to sleep on a hard bed in the stifling heat somewhere in the middle of nowhere in west Africa, trying to figure out where my I(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said he hoped the Luas talks would go happen on a ‘reasonable basis’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Continuing strike action risks wrecking the Luas company, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue warned on Tuesday. The current industrial action by(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said on Friday the money from the severe weather fund would ensure local and regional roads were repaired as quickly as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

About €85 million will the given to councils to fix roads across the country after the storms and flood damage. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoh(...)

Luas drivers  at Sandyford Terminus on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

More than 90,000 Dublin commuters will be affected by a strike by Luas staff on Friday as the light rail system stops service for a second day. Luas (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill in the Oriel Park stand watching Dundalk’s  Uefa Champions League second qualifying round match against FC Bate Borisov  last July. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

League champions Dundalk appear to be edging towards a move away from the club’s home at Oriel Park, with the FAI confirming that it has lobbied Lout(...)

Musgrave, the SuperValu operator with sales of more than €4.5bn and owned by a prominent Cork business family, lobbied the Government for tax breaks for family businesses. Photograph: The Irish Times

John Moran, the former secretary general in the Department of Finance, lobbied the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in recent months seeking State(...)