Dublin Bus vehicles parked  in Conyngham Road garage in Dublin.  The trade union Siptu is to ballot Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann driver members for industrial action, in protest at National Transport Authority plans. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Introducing tendering for some bus routes traditionally operated by State companies has the potential to save taxpayers’ money, according to the Minis(...)

Under  current privatisation plans, orbital routes in Dublin rather than city centre services, such as those between Blackrock and Rialto, and Chapelizod and the Square shopping centre in Tallaght, will be put out to tender. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The prospect of industrial action in the State-run transport sector has increased following the collapse of talks over the potential privatisation of(...)

A dispute over cost-saving plans at Dublin Bus led to a three-day strike at the company in August 2013

Cuts to terms and conditions for staff at Dublin Bus are to be reversed much earlier than anticipated.The controversial 19-month cost-saving plan was (...)

 Bus Éireann says the “meeting was convened so that both the company, and these unions, could state their position on the matter”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish times

Talks got under way yesterday on a claim for pay increases for staff at the State-owned transport company Bus Éireann.In January, the company restore(...)

The outcome of talks today between public transport unions and the National Transport Authority means the possibility of nationwide bus strikes in the run-up to Christmas has been avoided. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fears of nationwide bus strikes were allayed today following talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC). Public transport unions and the National (...)

Conventional Dublin Bus services currently run until 11.30pm or midnight, but the company also operates late-night Nitelink services until 4am in some cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin Bus is looking at the potential of introducing all-night services in the capital. The State-owned transport company said it was examining this (...)

Siptu and National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) members at Iarnrod Éireann have both voted to accept proposals aimed at ending a dispute over pay cuts.Me(...)

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(...)

Empty platforms and idle trains are seen at  Heuston Station in Dublin during last week’s strike. Talks aimed at averting a second two-day strike are due to  resume  at the Labour Relations Commission today. Photograph: PA

Further strike action by union members at Irish Rail is “not going to sort out anything other than do damage to the company,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny ins(...)

Representatives of the National Bus and Rail Union (NRBU), SIPTU and Irish Rail attended exploratory talks this afternoon. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photography

Exploratory talks involving Irish rail management and unions have concluded for the weekend but will resume on Monday.The Labour Relations Commission (...)