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A total of 117,000 children are being transported to school daily  but an estimated 35 per cent of seats on school buses are empty, the Public Accounts Committee heard.

A “damning” investigation of the €190 million publicly-funded school transport scheme has found there are about 50,000 spare seats on buses that are n(...)

 Lorcan O’Connor,  an accountant, is currently head of the Insolvency Service of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tackling a €780 million pension shortfall and managing extensive properties are among the challenges facing incoming CIÉ chief executive Lorcan O’Con(...)

Passenger numbers have risen 12.9 per cent at Bus Éireann this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

New Bus Éireann chief executive Stephen Kent has acknowledged that “significant challenges” lie ahead for the company after he was appointed to the po(...)

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The National Transport Authority (NTA) has announced hundreds of changes to its fares – the net effect it says will be revenue neutral. It has introd(...)

Monthly and annual Dublin Bus tickets will increase by between 2% and 4.5%. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Most commuters on Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Luas will see a small fare increase next year while the majority of Irish Rail users will see ticket pri(...)

The NTA’s plans to purchase a further 200 diesel buses “epitomise the lack of real action on climate change”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two hundred diesel buses are to be bought by State transport bodies before next July’s ban announced yesterday by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe(...)

Some commuter services between towns in the east and Dublin, could be put out to the market in 2021. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has warned of potential public transport strikes over new proposals to put out to tender up to 10 per cent of s(...)

Bus Éireann’s acting chief executive, Stephen Kent, acknowledged that the service could do better, but insisted that ‘98-99 per cent’ of children were getting to school.

Huge numbers of children are being “left at the side of the road” and unable to get to school due to problems accessing State-funded school bus servic(...)

A man looks at debris at the scene in Claddaghduff, near Clifden in Co Galway where a woman died after her caravan was blown off a cliff in Storm Ali which has brought gusts of 91mph. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

A north Connemara community has expressed shock at the death of a Swiss woman whose caravan was swept off the coast in violent storm force winds early(...)

Bus Éireann staff may strike in a dispute over pay, the NBRU has warned. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times/File

There could be disruption to Bus Éireann services in the future unless staff at the State-owned transport company receive a pay rise, a trade union ha(...)

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