Failure to comply with the new face mask  regulations could bring a penalty of up to six months in prison and a fine of up to €2,500.

Gardaí only received guidance on the enforcement of the new face mask regulations on public transport some five hours before they became law. At midn(...)

A commuter wearing a facemask on a Dublin Bus in Dublin’s city centre. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two additional deaths from Covid-19 and 23 new confirmed cases of the disease were reported by Department of Health on Saturday. It brings the death (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “This is a very dangerous virus, it can damage people’s health for a very long time in some instances. It’s not something to be taken lightly.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

People who fail to comply with mandatory rules on face coverings on public transport could face up to six months in prison and a fine of €2,500 from M(...)

The National Bus and Rail Union says capacity restrictions mean up to 35 million passenger journeys a year cannot be accommodated. Photograph: Eric Luke

Buses and trains should run on a 24-hour basis to facilitate a round-the-clock society which would see businesses trade through the night in the post-(...)

Dermot O’Leary, NBRU: ‘Unless the Government comes out with a clear policy underlined by legislation, you are not going to get people wearing those masks.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is little evidence that commuters are wearing masks on public transport despite Government advice, the leader of the largest transport union has(...)

The NBRU says there will have to be many changes to public transport, particularly at peak times, to accommodate passenger numbers within social distancing rules. Photograph: Getty Images

Transport workers want the planned multibillion euro Dublin Metro and the BusConnects plan to be scrapped, and to be replaced by a number of lower-cos(...)

The NBRU said it would be ‘preposterous and untenable if Dublin Bus, Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann were to be left to run aground’. File photograph: The Irish Times

The State must provide immediate guarantees of funding for its public transport companies which are experiencing significant financial problems, the N(...)

Gardaí on O’Connell Street, Dublin, check passengers on board a Dublin Bus over the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Transport workers want face masks to be made compulsory for all commuters on their services. The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) said on Tuesday t(...)

The NBRU says Dublin Bus  wants drivers to take up to five days’ leave up to early May. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin Bus has told trade unions that it now has nearly 600 surplus drivers after it moved to a Saturday schedule on foot of the current Covid-19 cris(...)

The NBRU has demanded action to protect members. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has said its members in Irish Rail, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus will no longer accept cash from passengers over (...)

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