Minister responds to commencement of strike action at Iarnród Éireann on 1st November 2017

Tuesday 31 October

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, has renewed his call for both the company and the Trade Unions to engage in constructive and realistic negotiations to address the issues.

He stated: “I sincerely call on the parties to the Iarnród Éireann pay dispute to continue to use the services of the Labour Court and the WRC. It is important for the travelling public – and also for the staff and for the company itself – that public transport continues, and that the dispute is resolved in a realistic, fair and sustainable manner.”

Alternative public transport options to help people plan for necessary journeys tomorrow are available on the National Transport Authority’s Journey Planner at

Press Office, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport 01 604 1090 / 01 604 1093

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