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(...)

Camogie star Anna Geary tries out a bicycle after the opening of the final station of the Cork city bike scheme. photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The largest bike-share scheme outside Dublin has been launched in Cork with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney officially opening the new bike st(...)

News of the elimination of the Number 7 Dublin-Cork route has been greeted by consternation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“At the heart of the community” is the logo that stands proudly at the top of Bus Éireann’s website but if that’s meant to be a promise it’s one that (...)

Bus Éireann has cited  commercial obligations as a pretext for considering cuts to some services. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bus Éireann has agreed to temporarily suspend plans to cut part of its Dublin to Cork Expressway service following a public meeting in opposition to t(...)

Bus Éireann chief executive Martin Nolan said if the Government wanted smaller towns and villages on commercial routes to be serviced, it would have to pay a subsidy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Planned cuts to some of Bus Éireann’s rural routes have been condemned by farm groups and organisations of rural and older people. The national bus se(...)

More than one-third of revenues for retailers in Dublin city come from public transport users and walkers.

Public transport users spend more than twice as much as car users in Dublin city shops according to new research from the National Transport Authority(...)

A 71-year-old appeared before Kenmare District Court after a National Transport Authority ‘sting operation’ caught him operating a taxi without a licence. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Officers from the National Transport Authority (NTA) carried out “a sting operation” on a 71-year-old man in Kenmare who was operating taxis without a(...)

Michael Lowry, pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Independent TD Michael Lowry has secured permission to bring a High Court challenge aimed at preventing his trial before Dublin Circuit Court on alleg(...)

Simon Coveney: Kenny didn’t spare the Minister for Agriculture’s blushes when he was late for the farmers. Three words, Enda: pot, kettle, black. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Taoiseach was buttering up the farmers big time at a dinner in the Red Cow Hotel on Tuesday night. The occasion was the 60th annual meeting of the(...)