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Transport Minister Shane Ross has called on all sides in the Bus Eireann dispute to take time to reflect on the issues at hand. It follows the collapse of yesterday’s talks at the Workplace Relations Commission – which the Minister has described as a ‘disappointing’ development. Later this morning the…

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,…

Bus-users in Sligo say everything must be done to protect the rural expressway service. It follows conflicting reports emerging yesterday on the future of the service with a leaked Grant Thornton report suggesting expressway services be axed while Bus Eireann issued a statement yesterday evening stating the ‘Expressway will continue…

SIPTU and the National Bus & Rail Workers Union are on the same page in dealing with threats to the Bus Eireann expressway routes. That’s according to the general secretary of the NBRU Dermot O’Leary following concerns raised at a public meeting in Donegal town last night. The NBRU have…