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 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(...)

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(...)

Iarnród Éireann union members are being balloted for strike action. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Talks are to take place at the Workplace Relations Commission on Thursday in a bid to avert a potential dispute on pay which could disrupt services on(...)

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin had the highest number of cancelled surgeries, at 262, according to HSE figures. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 900 heart and chest surgeries have been cancelled in public hospitals since the start of last year, according to new figures. On 119 occasions(...)

Iarnród Éireann staff are seeking increases along the lines of the 3.75 per cent annually secured by other workers in the transport sector. Photograph: Eric Luke

Talks will get under way on Monday on a pay claim by staff at Iarnród Éireann that unions have warned could lead to industrial action on the country’(...)

The National Bus and Rail Union said staff were “frankly sick to the back teeth of listening to the jaded, ‘we have no money’ line from management”.  Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The trade union Siptu has warned that an industrial dispute on the railways is looking increasingly likely. It urged all parties involved in forthcom(...)

File image of Legionella bacteria. File photograph: Science Photo Library

Travellers to Dubai have been warned of the dangers posed by Legionnaires’ disease in the region, after an Irish person contracted the disease while v(...)

Had Thomas Power made it to Cork, he would most likely have had treatment to unblock his coronary arteries, known as angioplasty. Photograph: Alan Betson

The desperately sad death of Thomas Power while en route in an ambulance from Waterford to Cork has reignited the debate over cardiac services in the (...)

Dr Michael Harty: said the Taoiseach balked at the cost of implementing the “Future of Healthcare” report, which requires additional annual spending of €700 million.

Independent TD Dr Michael Harty says he decided to withdraw support from the Government after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refused to back the speedy implem(...)

Iarnród Éireann is projecting a further €6 million deficit this year which would leave it about €2 million ahead of insolvency

A second trade union representing staff at Iarnród Éireann has warned of potential strike action on the railways in the weeks ahead. Siptu criticised(...)

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