Bus Éireann said it continued “to liaise with unions and staff as part of a major business restructure to reverse insolvency and make the company efficient”. Photograph: Getty Images

Bus Éireann had to hire in outside buses to operate nearly 300 services in the east of the country over the last week because drivers did not show up (...)

 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(...)

Iarnród Éireann is projecting a further €6 million deficit this year which would leave it about €2 million ahead of insolvency

A second trade union representing staff at Iarnród Éireann has warned of potential strike action on the railways in the weeks ahead. Siptu criticised(...)

Train passengers could face widespread travel chaos on the country’s railways in the summer and autumn, one of the country’s main transport unions has warned.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Train passengers could face widespread travel chaos on the country’s railways in the summer and autumn, one of the country’s main transport unions has(...)

Strike action at Bus Éireann brought services  to a standstill for three weeks in March and April.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said Bus Éireann can be built into a successful and sustainable business after unions agreed to pay cuts and reforms(...)

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