“The mood among transport workers has changed dramatically on the back of a number of assaults across both our train and bus services,” a union leader said.

Rail and bus staff may refuse to operate transport services in areas where anti-social behaviour is prevalent, the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) (...)

Gardaí dealt with 43 allegations of assault on trains last year, up from nine in 2016. In the first five months of this year there were 26 assaults. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is considering establishing a dedicated policing unit for public transport to address concerns of antisocial behaviour. Officials in t(...)

Passenger numbers have risen 12.9 per cent at Bus Éireann this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

New Bus Éireann chief executive Stephen Kent has acknowledged that “significant challenges” lie ahead for the company after he was appointed to the po(...)

Some commuter services between towns in the east and Dublin, could be put out to the market in 2021. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has warned of potential public transport strikes over new proposals to put out to tender up to 10 per cent of s(...)

. Some oppose the plan because they stand to lose direct routes. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Just three people turn up on Tuesday night to a public meeting in St Mary’s GAA club in Saggart. The gathering on the outskirts of Dublin has been cal(...)

Dermot O’Leary says that NBRU members have a right to be involved in Bus Connects discussions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU), Dermot O’Leary says that his members have a right to be involved in BusConnects discu(...)

Bus Éireann staff may strike in a dispute over pay, the NBRU has warned. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times/File

There could be disruption to Bus Éireann services in the future unless staff at the State-owned transport company receive a pay rise, a trade union ha(...)

Last year 43 incidents of physical assault were reported on Irish Rail trains, up from nine reports in 2016.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of passengers reporting physical assaults on Irish Rail trains increased significantly last year in a pattern that has led to calls for add(...)

Bus Éireann buses in Dublin. Management at the State-owned transport company is to carry out a review of pay for staff. File photograph: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Management at Bus Éireann is to carry out a review of pay for staff at the State-owned transport company. The company met with trade unions on Thursd(...)

Prof Alan Barrett, director of the ESRI, and  Minister for Transport Shane Ross  at the round table discussion on public transport  held in the  Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has suggested a new profit-sharing scheme could be introduced for thousands of staff in the State-owned CIÉ group of(...)

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