Train in Heuston Station: Unions argue it is not credible for Iarnród Éireann to continue to play the “poor mouth”.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Only six months after the last major dispute in the State transport sector, the country is now on the brink of a series of national rail strikes which(...)

Iarnród Éireann: the State-owned rail operator has said it will lose about €6m this year, bringing its accumulated deficit to €159.2m

Iarnród Éireann has forecast that further financial losses this year will leave the company just €2 million ahead of insolvency. The State-owned rail(...)

Management at Bus Éireann has argued that the company is facing insolvency in the absence of remedial action.

Staff in Bus Éireann represented by the Siptu and Unite trade unions have voted to accept Labour Court recommendations aimed at resolving the long-run(...)

The Fine Gael-Labour coalition introduced in 2011 new lower salary rates for chief executives appointed to commercial State companies following the economic crash. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of commercial State companies believe official salary rates for top-level personnel are now too low to attract suitable candidates or retain (...)

 NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary, speaking to Striking Bus Eireann workers near Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New talks aimed at resolving the strike and financial crisis at Bus Éireann are to get under way today. The company and trade unions Siptu and the N(...)

The scene at Ringsend garage last Friday as Dublin Bus workers stopped work in support of their Bus Éireann colleagues. Photograph: Frank Miller

Unions representing staff at Bus Éireann have said the current strike at the company will continue even if new talks aimed at finding a resolution to (...)

 NBRU members on strike at the Broadstone Depot, Phibsboro, Dublin last week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon

The Workplace Relations Commission is expected to invite unions and management at Bus Éireann to talks in the days ahead in a further attempt to find (...)

Bus Éireann staff protest outside Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A protest by striking Bus Éireann staff is being held outside Leinster House in Dublin. It is being held to coincide with the appearance of Minister(...)

Bus Éireann workers picketing outside Busáras, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The strike at Bus Éireann entered its fifth day on Tuesday with further possible industrial unrest on the way at Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Bus. Si(...)

Bus Éireann said  it was gravely concerned that losses continued to accelerate, and that the company’s financial troubles were being exacerbated by the strike. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Industrial unrest in the transport sector could extend to Dublin Bus and Iarnród Éireann, with Siptu set to ballot members working at the companies fo(...)