A file image showing Iarnród Éireann taking delivery of a new intercity railcar carriage in 2011. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Train unions representing staff in Iarnród Éireann have said they will strongly oppose proposals put forward by the EU Commission that the contract to(...)

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(...)

A two-day strike by members of the National Bus and Railworkers Union and Siptu is scheduled to go ahead on Friday and Saturday. A further three-day work stoppage is planned for the June bank holiday weekend.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The latest round of talks aimed at averting a planned two-day strike at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann later this week will resume at the Labour Relations(...)

Labour Relations Commission  chief executive Kieran Mulvey said every effort would be made to resolve  issues between Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus and workers’ unions before the end of the week.  Further strikes at the bus companies are scheduled this  Friday and Saturday. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

New talks aimed at averting further strikes at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday are likely to continue for a (...)

Dublin bus sign on Dame Street announcing loss of bus services due to unions strike at Bus Depots at the beginning of the month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Talks are due to get underway on Monday afternoon in an effort to avoid a second planned bus strike by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann which is scheduled t(...)

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(...)

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(...)