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'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?
A look back at the first woman to drive a Dublin Bus for a living
In 1980, Joan Doran became the first woman to drive a CIE bus since World War II.
Irish Rail staff will go to Labour Court, but say don't expect a resolution
The NBRU General Secretary accused the government of a “blueshirt bias”.
Michael O'Leary says Shane Ross is 'playing a blinder' in bus dispute
The Ryanair CEO said Ross is right to not get involved.
Woman who slipped on pigeon poo at Heuston Station awarded €25,000
A judge ruled that CIE knew there was a problem but hadn’t assessed the risk.
7 wonderful gifs of Dublin in the 1960s
Dublin can be heaven..
US couple picked Ireland for first ever overseas trip in 2001 and are now marking 21st visit
The couple have received a free holiday to mark the milestone.
Do you know what Irish people love? Taking the bus...
… and the train (and coach trips).
Sick of dodgy WiFi on trains and buses? We have some good news...
…but it might cost us.
It's going to get more expensive to use the bus, Luas and train next year
The rises will hit Luas, regional buses and all train routes.
'Central server issue' behind Dublin Bus communications problems
Real time passenger info and Dublin Bus phones were experiencing service disruptions earlier.
New hope for €1.86m conversion of disused CIÉ ferry into floating hostel/brewery
It’s hoped the former Aran Islands ferry can be restored to her former glory and docked in Galway as a floating hostel/restaurant/micro-brewery.
Scramble to save heritage ship after Minister grants stay-of-execution
The Naomh Éanna — a 1950s CIÉ ferry — was due to be scrapped within days. It’s hoped the vessel can be restored and turned into a tourist attraction.
Groups outraged at exclusion from 'relevant stakeholders' meeting on ship destruction
“They said they’d call a meeting of the interested parties, but then only invited people who were interested in chopping it up.”
Train, bus and Luas fares to increase from next week
Monthly and annual tickets will increase from 1 November while cash fares and Leap Card prices will go up from 1 December.
NTA defends planned use of Phoenix Park tunnel following Irish Rail concerns
Irish Rail says the plan to open the 136-year-old tunnel would be no substitute for the shelved DART Underground scheme in terms of capacity and connectivity.
'Virtual bus lanes' among plans to increase public transport use in Dublin
The National Transport Authority is to “free up road space” for travel by means other than private cars.
No sign of renewed talks as Dublin Bus strike enters second day
It’s looking increasingly likely the action could continue into the working week.
Transport companies apply to hike fares in 2014
The National Transport Authority (NTA) has confirmed that both CIE and the RPA are looking for permission to increasse fare next year.
Oireachtas agenda: CIE's financial woes and Irish troops in Syria
Representatives from Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Bus will meet the Transport committee ahead of the possibility of further strike action.
Aaron McKenna: Public service obligation routes should be put out to competitive tender
The government should put public service obligation and school routes out to competitive tender – doing so would save 20 to 30 per cent on simply handing over such cash to public sector monopolies, writes Aaron McKenna.
Labour Court recommends cuts to overtime and sick leave for Dublin Bus drivers
The court said that there is no proposal to reduce core or basic pay but acknowledged that many of the proposals would “impact significantly” on employees.
Bus Éireann workers vote to accept LRC plan and abandon strike
Almost 77 per cent of workers voted to endorse Labour Relations Commissions plans to avert ongoing industrial action.
Where is the best place to visit in Ireland?
The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience has been named as the best place to visit in the country.
Leo Varadkar has a 20-point plan for 2013
The Minister for Transport wants five new Acts, a new road safety strategy, a Luas connection and an independent Shannon.
Oireachtas agenda: Seven Bills to be wrapped up before Christmas break
Michael D Higgins will be busy over Christmas: no fewer than seven Bills will be wrapped up today and sent for signature.
Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget
Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.
Oireachtas agenda: CIE debts, employment rights, abortion vote
Today’s business at Leinster House will include a debate on employment rights for immigrants of questionable working status.
Woman injured after being struck by DART train
The incident occurred at around 8pm last night at the Dun Laoghaire DART station.
Commuters face 6 percent rise in public transport fares
CIE said it has to ensure it is in a position to keep providing transport services and can not rule out difficult decisions in the future.
Varadkar says CIE transport fares could increase
However the Minister for Transport said a rise in fares could have a damaging impact on the demand for CIE services.
The Evening Fix: Tuesday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
CIE handed extra €36m ‘to protect public transport’ amid funding fears
The state-run transport company has been given a funding top-up, though it’s not clear what services have been at risk.
450 Irish Rail job loss news 'not deferred because of referendum'
Iarnród Éireann is to look for around 11 per cent of its staff base to take a “voluntary severance package”.
Oireachtas committee to vet chairs of State boards
“Scrutiny” of new appointments to CIE, Dublin Bus, Iarnrod Eireann and Dublin Bus is to prove that State boards are not a “closed shop”.
Passengers must expect higher public transport fares - Varadkar
The Transport Minister says CIE is losing money – and that passengers should also anticipate cuts to services.