Negotiations between trade unions and Government representatives on pay restoration for about 300,000 staff in the public service will begin in earnest this week.

Negotiations between trade unions and Government representatives on pay restoration for about 300,000 staff in the public service will begin in earnes(...)

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(...)

Sources said the scheduled pay restoration for about 300,000 staff in the public service had been raised with the troika at the last post-bailout visit, which ended on May 1st. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission is concerned that pay rises for public service staff in Ireland could spill over into greater demands for increases in the pri(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A strike poster photographed at Broadstone depot during. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

What is this dispute about? The strike action at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann centres on opposition by unions at the companies to moves by the National (...)

From the start the omens did not look good for a last minute deal to avert the scheduled strike at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann.For the last few days th(...)