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The General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Drivers Union says unions will do their best to minimise the impact of potential industrial action on people in rural areas. Dermot O’Leary believes strike action by drivers is inevitable after Bus Eireann announced widespread cuts last Friday. Staff were told…

Enda Kenny has been forced into a vigorous defence of Transport Minister Shane Ross. It’s after the Taoiseach admitted Minister Ross hadn’t yet seen a hard-hitting report from Grant Thornton into the future of bus services. It led Fianna Fail to ask how the Minister had briefed the cabinet on…

Unions have accused Bus Eireann of trying to condition staff into accepting cuts to terms and conditions. It comes amid reports that the company are about to introduce radical changes within weeks, after warning that it could be insolvent within 18 months. SIPTU’s demanding the company start talking to their…

Politicians are coming under increasing pressure to protect the future of the public Bus Eireann Bus Service in rural Ireland. Bus Eireann has to reverse losses of over €8m and it commissioned a report by Grant Thornton which outlines cutting Expressway services as part of a potential solution. Bus Eireann,…