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Train drivers overwhelmingly rejected a deal earlier this week which would have seen them receive a special 1.15 per cent pay rise for past productivity. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The prospect of further industrial relations trouble on the State’s railways has increased after management at Irish Rail indicated that it would requ(...)

The chief executive of Iarnród Éireann, David Franks, is leaving the company in the coming months to take up a new senior position in the public transport sector in Australia.

The chief executive of Iarnród Éireann, David Franks, is leaving the company as threats of industrial action ramp up from train drivers, who voted to (...)

 Irish Rail said that non-cooperation by existing staff with the training of new drivers was preventing the introduction of a planned ten-minute frequency DART service and the expansion of other services.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Train drivers have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed new 1.15 per cent pay rise for past productivity which would also have required them to take par(...)

Some 251m passenger journeys were recorded between Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and the Luas last year, a 16m rise on the previous year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of passenger journeys on public transport increased by 7 per cent last year, according to statistics published by the National Transport Au(...)

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(...)

Irish Rail sponsorship was criticised in light of deferred  maintenance of tracks due to a lack of resources and fact workers had not had a pay rise for 10 years.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chairman of Irish Rail has criticised the controversial €20,000 sponsorship by the cash-strapped company of an angling event in Northern Ireland f(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

The €75,000 claim was settled for an undisclosed sum in the Circuit Civil Court. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A woman who sued Irish Rail because a ticket inspector allegedly called her a liar has settled an action against the company for defamation. Marie (...)

Two men have been arrested in connection with an assault on a man in which he was locked in the boot of his car.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Two men have been arrested in connection with an assault on a man in which he was locked in the boot of his car. The incident occurred at about 5am (...)

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

Workers at Irish Rail have strongly backed proposals aimed at resolving a dispute over pay at the company which led to two 24-hour strikes last month.(...)

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