As well as this week's strike, work stoppages are planned on 18 February and 19 February

Luas management, unions warned over funding

10 Feb Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has warned Luas management and unions that the Government will not make additional funds available to meet SIPTU's pay claim for increases of up to 53%.

Aerial picture shows emergency services at the scene of the train crash in southern Germany

Ten killed in German train crash

09 Feb Ten people were killed and at least 81 injured when two passenger trains collided head-on at high speed in isolated countryside in southern Bavaria.

The NBRU and SIPTU said they have been left with no option but to ballot members

DART drivers to vote on industrial action

15 Jan The NBRU and SIPTU have said DART drivers will be balloted on industrial action over Iarnród Éireann's planned implementation of a ten-minute DART frequency without the agreement of the union's members.

SAA urged passengers to be vigilant after a series of thefts during flights

South African airline probes in-flight thefts

15 Jan South African airways said it was investigating the involvement of a syndicate in thefts from sleeping passengers aboard international flights, and has already blacklisted one passenger.

Civil penalties could run to more than $20bn

US sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal

04 Jan The US government is suing Volkswagen for installing equipment on nearly 600,000 diesel cars that intentionally subverted clean-air regulations, resulting in excess emissions.