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The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) says it simply cannot ‘stand idly by’ as attacks on its members continue.

Bus and rail services may be curtailed in certain parts of the country from this weekend if there is another serious attack on staff or antisocial beh(...)

Irish Rail said it was ‘urgently looking to place an order for new trains’.

Irish Rail has admitted that customers are facing at least two more years of regular overcrowding on certain services due to a lack of available (...)

The Webbs: Frances,  Jamie and Samantha  from Ballyhaunis, Mayo on the platform. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was just after lunchtime at Dublin’s Heuston Station on Thursday and what is the main artery in Irish Rail’s transport network was teeming with act(...)

Aine Ryan on the platform after getting off the  overcrowded Westport train on its arrival at Heuston Station. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It’s chaos and we are only in Ballyhaunis. I’m on the 9.45am train from Westport to Dublin Heuston and there are only three measly carriages and the a(...)

The system, which came into effect on Friday, allows rail customers to discreetly alert a manned security centre about any ongoing intimidation, assaults, thefts, or other harassment within carriages on the services.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two reports of antisocial behaviour on board Dart services were received by text over the weekend following the introduction of a new alert service fo(...)

An AA spokesman said: ‘If you have a second car in the household advising of this can help lower your quote.’ Photograph: Reuters

We recently got an interesting sequence of mails from Cork-based reader Piaras Mac Éinrí. “My AA annual quote has just arrived,” the first mail start(...)

There are delays of up to 30 minutes on DART services this morning after a truck hit a bridge at Clontarf.  Passengers simply need to text the word TRAIN followed by the location, carriage number and details of the incident to 51444

Irish Rail has introduced a new text alert service so Dart passengers can report antisocial behaviour on board trains and at stations. This system wi(...)

Luas driver Lanre Bode Olatunji says he and colleagues experience regular racist abuse on public transport. Photograph: Mark Hilliard / Irish Times

For Luas driver Lanre Bode Olatunji, being called a “black bastard” or having someone doing monkey impressions in front of his tram is a regular occur(...)

Sophia Mulvany (9), who has spina bifida, at Seapoint Dart station, where the lift is out of order. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The “constant breakdown of lifts” in Dart and train stations is “exhausting and upsetting” for wheelchair users, forcing many to give up on going out (...)

Rail passengers are facing significant disruption this weekend as both Dublin’s Tara Street and Pearse stations are closed to facilitate roof works. (...)

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