Iarnród Éireann and unions failed to reach agreement after 12 hours of talks at the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tens of thousands of rail passengers are facing five days of train strikes over the coming weeks in a dispute over pay. Unions representing staff at (...)

.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was in Drumlargan, near Kilcock inspecting damage to power lines caused by storm Ophelia. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A massive national clean-up operation is continuing after Storm Ophelia swept across the country, leaving 137,000 homes and business without power and(...)

“We are regularly asked to vacate a seat by passengers who have booked online and have reserved a seat,” says an irked Irish Rail user, who says the signage does not always reflect such bookings. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A regular rail user called Roger wrote to us to see whether we could highlight a couple of issues which trouble him on his daily commute. He and his w(...)

 Dublin Bus buses in Broadstone Bus depot Dublin after services were cancelled as ex-hurricane Ophelia hits. Photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Luas: There will be no Luas service on the Red or Green lines on Tuesday morning due to damage at a technical room at the Red Cow depot. It is current(...)

The probable date mooted for strikes is the October bank holiday weekend between Friday 27th and Monday 30th October. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Q. How did this dispute come about? A. Rail workers have been agitating for pay increases since the recession ended, and have watched on enviously as(...)

A  British Airways Boeing 777: the airline has launched an upgrade promotion called First. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA Wire

FREE FIRST CLASS FROM BA British Airways has launched its latest free First upgrade promotion, allowing eligible Club World customers to get a free o(...)

Pamela Joyce at Dublin Coroner’s Court.

A father and his three-year-old son drowned after becoming trapped in a ditch while using a short-cut into an estate, an inquest heard on Tuesday. Se(...)

GoCar reached 10,000 memberships in February 2017, and introduced its GoElectric vehicle fleet in 2016

Irish car-sharing company GoCar is to increase the number of counties it operates in from two to 18 following a €3 million investment. The announceme(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade officers at the scene of the derailment in Dublin. Photograph: @RichardDonelan/@GDoherty90 via Dublin Fire Brigade

All southbound Dart services will operate as normal this morning following a train derailment which caused significant disruption for commuters on Wed(...)

Rosemary Horan

New Census 2016 statistics released this week showed more and more people are travelling long distances and taking longer to commute to work. In the l(...)