Trains sit idle on the platforms at Heuston Station, Dublin last month  during a  second one-day strike by Irish Rail train drivers over pay and conditions. Photograph: PA

Workers at Irish Rail have strongly backed proposals aimed at resolving a dispute over pay at the company which led to two 24-hour strikes last month.(...)

Bus Éireann is seeking cost-reduction measures in an attempt to tackle losses of some €9.4 million annually. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been a breakthrough in talks on the implementation of new work rosters between Bus Éireann unions and management. Negotiations concerning (...)

Bus Éireann management says “it remains of paramount importance that these rosters ... are introduced as planned”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A second trade union representing staff at Bus Éireann has warned of potential industrial action in a dispute over rosters. Bus Éireann has indicate(...)

Striking rail workers outside Heuston train station in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Talks are to take place at the Labour Court on Thursday in an attempt to avert further planned strikes on the country’s railways. Unions and managem(...)

Irish Rail staff are seen on a picket line outside Ceannt Station in Galway during Tuesday’s  24-hour rail strike. Photograph: PA

Unions representing staff at Irish Rail have accused the company’s chief executive of “ramping up” the current pay dispute which has brought mainline,(...)

The eight-page pamphlet distributed across trains on Monday morning describes the Minister in such terms as “Ross the Boss” and “Rocket Ross”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

One of the main unions involved in the Irish Rail pay dispute has published a pamphlet mocking Minister for Transport Shane Ross and describing the Na(...)

“This dispute could escalate beyond the five strike days already planned unless a serious attempt is made to engage meaningfully with unions.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As tens of thousands of rail passengers face disruption as a result of the first of a series of rail strikes, the Minster for Transport Shane Ross has(...)

Broombridge station, near Cabra in Dublin. Iarnród Éireann wants to increase services on the Maynooth line to connect with the Luas cross-city service to the station. Photograph: Alan Betson

Staff at Iarnród Éireann insist they will not comply with company plans to increase the frequency of services on the Maynooth rail line to connect wit(...)

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(...)

 National Bus and Rail Union’s Dermot O’Leary: claims “substantial core routes will become nothing more than feeder buses for an already overcrowded Dart and Luas service”.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Entire housing estates in Dublin will lose bus routes, and be reduced to peak-time services only, under plans for the reorganisation of the Dublin Bus(...)

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