Trade unions representing staff at Bus Éireann oppose the National Transport Authority  putting routes out to tender.  File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A number of east-coast services, mainly commuter routes operated by Bus Éireann, are to be put out to tender by the National Transport Authority (NTA)(...)

The NBRU said it was asking the Government to provide additional funding to meet the cost of providing additional “compensatory” time off for staff. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Transport workers in the State-owned CIÉ group of companies are seeking 10 additional days of annual leave next year in recognition of their contribu(...)

The overall vaccination programme will continue this week with an anticipated delivery of 32,760 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine along with 6,000 doses from Moderna. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The vaccination of people aged over 70 is expected to begin as planned in mid-February despite the reduction in the expected supply of the new AstraZe(...)

A one-off bus and rail timetable to run services late into the night and the early hours of the morning could be drawn up to facilitate the public to do their Christmas shopping over a longer-span of the day, transport workers have told the Government. Photograph: iStock

Industry Correspondent A one-off bus and rail timetable to run services late into the night and the early hours of the morning could be drawn up to f(...)

Restricted capacity on a Dublin Bus vehicle amid the coronavirus pandemic. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has said it has no extra vehicles to facilitate “special buses” for hospital workers during the Level 5 Covid-1(...)

The NBRU has said it is not the job of a bus driver to police public health guidelines. Photograph: The Irish Times

Bus drivers have said there was “mayhem” on some bus services in Dublin on Thursday as excessive numbers of passengers sought to travel on services, t(...)

Like many public transport companies Bus Éireann has  struggled due to the huge impact of the pandemic on passenger demand and revenues. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bus Éireann is to close down several of its inter-city Expressway routes as a result of financial pressures brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. T(...)

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has  agreed in principle that students should be socially distanced on school transport and and said more  information on this ‘has to be [finalised] in the coming week’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

There are growing concerns over whether there is enough capacity on schoolbuses to ensure children can be transported safely when schools reopen at th(...)


Hundreds of additional teachers, funding for enhanced cleaning regimes and curriculum changes form the centrepiece of a school reopening package worth(...)

Bus Éireann said recovery from the financial impact of Covid-19 ‘will take some considerable time’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail are expected to make losses for the next few of years due to Covid-19, creating potential problems under compan(...)

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