Talks aimed at averting a strike by Iarnród Éireann staff are expected to continue today. Train drivers represented by Siptu and the National Bus and (...)

National Bus and Rail Union drivers “have an expectation that they will be balloted” on industrial action

Train users are facing an autumn of misery following a warning from unions that drivers are to be balloted on industrial action. According to the Nat(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said the only way to resolve the issue was for both parties to sit down – effectively ruling out any Government intervention. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Unions say they will vigorously defend their right to strike as Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus prepare to lodge High Court papers against them today.The (...)

Bus drivers on strike in the rain at the Phibsborough depot in Dublin on May 2nd.

Business organisations said their trade has been significantly damaged, particularly in urban areas, due to the continuing bus strike . The 48-hour wo(...)

Members of the trade unions Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) on the picket line at the bus depot in Phibsborough. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The focus in the bus dispute has turned to avoiding five more planned strike days in the coming weeks.Hundreds of thousands of passengers will be left(...)

Owen Reidy, of Siptu leaving the Labour Relations Committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann is set to sue trade unions for losses incurred as a result of the 48-hour strike at the companies on Friday and Saturday.Th(...)

On average Dublin Bus carries 410,000 passengers on a Friday and approximately 253,000 on a Saturday

Who will be affected if the strikes go ahead? The likelihood is that all Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann services nationwide will come to a halt on 7 (...)

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(...)