The rail regulator  says that from 2015 Iarnród Éireann began “taking a noticeably different approach towards safety regulation”

The rail regulator defines railways along with the aviation, nuclear, oil, gas and the petro-chemical sectors as “high hazard” industries. Chance eve(...)

The rail review concludes that the under-funding of Iarnród Éireann “cannot continue indefinitely”. Photograph: Irish Rail

The financial problems of the country’s railways could be addressed in one of three ways – by the State providing millions in increased exchequer fun(...)

Carrick An Suir railway station: Iarnród Éireann  is set to  lose €11 million this year. Photograph: John D Kelly

A number of rail lines may be forced to close as Iarnród Éireann is threatened with insolvency, a confidential report has warned. The draft report g(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and  Reform Paschal Donohoe speaks at a major international investment conference on priority capital investment areas for Ireland on Friday. More than 120 senior business and other delegates from diverse sectors in attendance to hear and engage with speakers from government, the EIB, the European Commission, and key national experts from the housing, energy and investment sectors.

The Government is worried about the possible “domino effect” of the planned Garda strikes. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe(...)

 Dublin Bus workers on the picket line at Donnybrook bus depot. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s public service pay policy is coming under mounting pressure on foot of the deal agreed yesterday for workers in Dublin Bus to end the(...)

A protester with raised fist confronts riot police officers in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Caitlin Penna/EPA

1. State of emergency declared in North Carolina after protests One person was shot and gravely wounded on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in(...)

Dublin Bus workers picketing at the Clontarf garage Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The decision by the trade unions representing Dublin Bus staff to stage 13 more days of work stoppages in the weeks ahead is not quite the “nuclear op(...)

Dublin Bus has said it cannot afford pay increases greater than the 8.25% over three years recommended by the Labour Court

In his comments about the Government not being a “soft touch”, the Minister for Transport Shane Ross would appear to be signalling that he will not be(...)

Irish rail driver Happymore Karigomba (c), Dublin Bus driver Shahbaz Rana (l) and Bus Eireann driver Fabio Carlomusto,(r) at the launch of the #StopRacism campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The number of racist incidents reported in Ireland rose by 11 per cent last year, with the State’s Muslim community experiencing a marked increase in (...)

Dublin Bus staff have rejected a proposed 8.2 per cent pay rise over three years.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It is now quite conceivable that public transport passengers could face disruption both on the railways and to bus services in Dublin at the same time(...)

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