Category: Irish Rail

Martin Wall of the Irish Times reports that the rail strike could get worse before it gets better.

Thousands of rail passengers will have their travel plans disrupted again today as staff at Iarnród Éireann engage in a second day of strike action in protest at the unilateral introduction of temporary pay cuts by management. Pickets were placed at train stations and depots around the country yesterday over the pay reductions, which are […]

The National Bus & Rail Union blame the Government and Irish Rail for train strikes

A union representing rail workers has blamed the Government and Irish Rail for a strike that will disrupt some 160,000 passengers. The planned national train strike due to take place tomorrow and Monday seems certain to go ahead with no last minute interventions expected to try to avert the stoppage. Iarnród Éireann said it anticipated […]

Irish Independent editorial by Shane Coleman about the impending rail strikes

YOU’RE playing senior hurling now Paschal. The GAA analogy, famously used by the late Seamus Brennan when greeting the Green Party negotiating team for coalition talks in 2007, seems particularly appropriate for the new transport minister. Paschal Donohoe barely had time to get his feet under the cabinet table when he was landed with a […]

The NBRU respond to misinformation about "other unions" work to rule at Irish Rail

NOTICE to MEMBERS Re: Industrial Action 24th, 25th August, 7th & 8th September Update 2 Members will be aware of a recent media report, apparently based on SIPTU sources, speculating about the reasons for the withdrawal of their so-called “work to rule”. The report referred to NBRU members working rest days and overtime and potentially […]

Sunday Independent reports that the Government underfund the heavy rail network by €60 per year.

A report in the Sunday Independent, August 17th states that figures obtained from the Department of Transport reveal “a chronic underfunding of the country’s rail network by a figure of €60 million per year. Quote: End of line for ghost trains as 31 stations under ‘full review’ Daniel McConnell Published 17/08/2014 | 00:00 The revelation […]