Dublin Bus driver Kevin McDonnell: being spat at had a “major impact” on his mental health, so much so that he hasn’t returned to work since. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Debbie Lawlor (49), from Tallaght, has worked as a Bus Éireann driver for 12 years. Last March, she sat in her bus ready to depart from Busáras statio(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: “Irish Rail has been encouraging employees to report all safety-critical issues, including threatening and violent behaviour.” Photograph: Laura Hutton

Garda authorities will not put in place a dedicated transport unit to police rail services which has been sought by trade unions to deal with an upsur(...)

The NBRU said anti-social behaviour directed at staff in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann was becoming so frequent that drivers were no longer reporting all incidents.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has failed public transport workers “dismally” by not taking adequate steps to ensure people’s safety or following u(...)

The review said bus drivers were expected to interact well with customers and understand customer needs and to deal appropriately with anti-social or disruptive behaviour by passengers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Operating a bus in Dublin is more demanding than driving a Luas tram, a new job evaluation review has found. Unions representing staff in Dublin Bus (...)

Friday’s garda operation began at 3pm and will continue all night. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann/Twitter

Gardaí are patrolling public transport and maintaining a visible presence in major stations on Friday but have been warned “token” efforts will not st(...)

Bus Éireann said there would be two security personnel on duty at all times with a third working at Busáras every day between 8pm and midnight.

The threat to night time Bus Éireann services at its main terminal in Dublin has receded after the company agreed to boost security at the facility. (...)

Union members will load or unload buses at Busáras after 8pm from September 16th unless the company provides additional security resources. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Bus Éireann passengers face not being able to board or disembark from buses at Busáras, the company’s main terminal in Dublin, at night-time from Mond(...)

Gideon Mua, a Bus Éireann driver from Kenya. Incidents he has experienced range from rudeness, including people throwing their bus fare at him, to overtly racist abuse. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bus driver Gideon Mua (42) has frequently experienced abuse while at work with Bus Éireann because of the colour of his skin. Incidents can range fro(...)

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has said it will not agree to any new Dublin Bus routes being introduced or any extension to existing services unless appropriate facilities are put in place. File Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has said it will not agree to any new Dublin Bus routes being introduced or any extension to existing services (...)

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) says it simply cannot ‘stand idly by’ as attacks on its members continue.

Bus and rail services may be curtailed in certain parts of the country from this weekend if there is another serious attack on staff or antisocial beh(...)

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