Iarnród Éireann is to implement pay cuts across its workforce from Sunday 24 August

5 days of rail strikes to hit thousands

11.47 A rail strike this weekend is expected to hit thousands of travellers, including GAA fans heading to Croke Park for the All-Ireland football semi-final on Sunday.

Tony Abbott said the search could take up to a year

'Reasonable chance' of finding MH370

20 Aug A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a "reasonable chance" of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this morning.

One of the train's carriages dropped into the ravine in eastern Switzerland

Swiss train derailed by landslide

13 Aug A landslide has derailed a passenger train in the Swiss mountains sending one carriage plunging into a ravine, injuring 11 passengers.

An aircraft tailfin bearing Sepahan's dolphin logo can be seen

39 killed in Iranian plane crash

10 Aug A civilian airliner has crashed in Iran killing at least 39 people on board and narrowly avoiding more fatalities on the ground.

A grieving family member cries during the memorial service in Melbourne

Australia mourns for MH17 victims

07 Aug Flags flew at half mast as Australia held a national day of mourning for those killed in the MH17 crash in Ukraine, a day after experts suspended the search for body parts.

Commuters in Perth tilted the train so the man could be freed

Passengers tilt train to free trapped man

06 Aug Dozens of Australians tilted a train to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of "people power".

British Airways decided not to fly over Ukraine prior to the MH17 crisis.

British Airways says flying over Iraq is safe

02 Aug British Airways will continue to fly over war-torn Iraq, even though other European airlines have diverted planes amid heightened fears following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17.