Siptu president  Jack O Connor. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The row between the public transport unions and the National Transport Authority (NTA) over plans to privatise 10 per cent of the routes operated by t(...)

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 (...)

Iarnród Éireann has said it will  run out of money by the middle of next year if its financial difficulties are  not addressed.

A union representing rail workers has blamed the Government and Irish Rail for a strike that will disrupt some 160,000 passengers. The planned nationa(...)

Iarnród Éireann described the savings required on its payroll costs as “critical” and said that if the engagement with trade unions next week failed to achieve progress, it would then move to implement the Labour Court recommendation. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Iarnród Éireann has warned staff that it will unilaterally introduce a controversial cost-saving plan including pay cuts if there is no agreement on c(...)

File image sof  Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has warned that the State cannot “keep pumping money” into Irish Rail, which he called the least effici(...)

A decision to privatise 10 per cent of the routes operated by Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus could lead to higher ticket costs and poorer customer experience, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A decision to privatise 10 per cent of the routes operated by Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus could lead to higher ticket costs and poorer customer experie(...)

Management at Dublin Bus is expected to announce today the date for the implementation of a controversial cost-containment plan for the company. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has said it will stand by Dublin Bus in the event of a further strike over a controversial cost-saving programme.Minister for Transport(...)

Striking bus drivers picket   outside Dublin Bus Ringsend Garage in Dublin on August 4th.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Christopher McKinleyMinister for Transport Leo Varadkar has called on Dublin Bus management and unions to resolve their dispute and said the proposed (...)

Striking bus drivers pictured outside the Dublin Bus garage in Donnybrook during a recent strike at the company.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Siptu has warned further strike action is inevitable if Dublin Bus unilaterally reimposes cost-savings measures.On Friday, Dublin Bus staff represente(...)