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Iarnród Éireann is the ‘new frontline’ in the battle to ensure the adequate funding of public transport in Ireland, Siptu members have heard. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Iarnród Éireann is the “new frontline” in the battle to ensure the adequate funding of public transport in Ireland, the biennial conference of the tra(...)

The probable date mooted for strikes is the October bank holiday weekend between Friday 27th and Monday 30th October. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Q. How did this dispute come about? A. Rail workers have been agitating for pay increases since the recession ended, and have watched on enviously as(...)

Unite has become the latest union to announce a ballot for industrial action following the breakdown of pay talks with Irish Rail. The union announce(...)

 Unions, including the National Bus and Rail Union and Siptu will ballot immediately for strike action. File photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Rail passengers could face serious disruption in the weeks ahead as a result of a dispute between unions and management at Iarnród Éireann over pay. (...)

File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A surge in absenteeism by drivers is the single most significant factor that has resulted in a spate of cancellation of services in recent days, Bus É(...)

Rail passengers could face disruption due to strike action next month.

There will be a strike on the country’s railways in the weeks ahead over pay, the general secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has fore(...)

Iarnród Éireann: Any pay rises not funded by further productivity measures would have a ‘catastrophic impact’ on its financial position. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Unions have set a deadline of late September for management at Iarnród Éireann to come up with significant proposals for pay increases for the 4,000 s(...)

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(...)

Passenger journeys on all modes of transport have increased since 2013.

Passenger journeys on public transport and commercial bus services have risen by 31 million since 2013, according to the National Transport Authority (...)

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