Pope Francis waves before his Angelus prayer after a Mass for Italian youths at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

The pope is coming. So, what exactly is happening? The World Meeting of Families festival kicks off in the RDS and around the country on Tuesday, Aug(...)

Pope Francis  was born in December 1936 in Argentina. File photograph: Luca Zennaro/Reuters

Pope Francis is expected to draw significantly smaller crowds than the last papal trip to Ireland by John Paul II nearly 40 years ago. Ireland has cha(...)

Spectrum Wellness managing director Stephen Costello: he  says  the company  intends to launch in the US and Canada by the end of next year, and into mainland Europe by 2020

Irish company Spectrum Wellness is in the process of raising €4 million through a mixture of venture capital and debt to fund its expansion into new m(...)

Padraic Moran addressing the Oireachtas Transport Committee meeting on Wednesday.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is to compel all public transport bodies to appoint a board member who has specific experience of disability-related(...)

The National Bus and Rail Union said Iarnród Éireann staff were unhappy their voucher could only be used at one retailer. Photograph: Eric Luke

A row over a tax-free €500 voucher for staff at Irish Rail, which formed part of a settlement to a dispute at the company before Christmas, could lead(...)

Empty tracks and train platforms at the Navan Parkway station as a result of strike action by Iarnród Éireann over pay. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The pay dispute at Iarnród Éireann, which halted train services around the country on Wednesday, could drag on until Christmas and into the New Year, (...)

Tens of thousands of rail passengers are facing five days of train strikes, the first of them next Wednesday, in a dispute over pay. Photograph: Eric Luke

The chairman of Iarnród Éireann has said he hopes strikes at the company can still be averted through further negotiations in the Workplace Relations (...)

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(...)

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