Irish Rail

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The doors open, and a sea of bodies almost spills out onto the platform. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Today’s planned rail strike is suspended, and I travelled to work by Dart this morning. That’s good news, isn’t it? So today, unlike last Tuesday, i(...)

 Irish Rail: Unions argue that the 3,800 employees at the company have not had a pay rise in 10 years. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Labour Court is expected to issue a recommendation on Friday in the Irish Rail pay dispute which has led to train services being halted on two day(...)

Striking rail workers outside Heuston train station in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Talks are to take place at the Labour Court on Thursday in an attempt to avert further planned strikes on the country’s railways. Unions and managem(...)

 Irish Rail staff picketing  at Connolly Station in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Investment in Irish Rail must come before pay increases for staff, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil. “I think the consensus in this House is(...)

Irish Rail staff picket at Connolly Station Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of rail passengers are experiencing disruption today as staff at Irish Rail stage a second all-day strike. No Dart, commuter or inte(...)

Irish Rail staff are seen on a picket line outside Ceannt Station in Galway during Tuesday’s  24-hour rail strike. Photograph: PA

Unions representing staff at Irish Rail have accused the company’s chief executive of “ramping up” the current pay dispute which has brought mainline,(...)

Irish Rail workers are striking for the second time on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of rail passengers are experiencing disruption on Tuesday as staff at Irish Rail stage a second all-day strike. No Dart, commuter or(...)

A striking worker speaks with tourists at a locked-up Tara Street Dart Station in Dublin  during the rail strike. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

AA Roadwatch has warned of heavy traffic on a number of routes across the capital and on the outskirts of Dublin this evening due to the Irish Rail st(...)

Trains sit idle on the platforms at Heuston Station, Dublin, during a second  one-day strike by Irish Rail train drivers over pay and conditions. Photograph: PA

Irish Rail management warned its parent company as early as September that it could face a five-day strike that would cost it €1.5 million in lost pas(...)

 A deserted  Connolly Station with parked up trains  during the first of five 24-hour stoppages by Irish Rail workers on November 1st, 2017. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The head of Irish Rail has expressed concern that a prolonged dispute on the country’s railways is becoming a possibility which would damage its busin(...)

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