Paschal Donohoe said with the funding available to them Bus Éireann and the NTA had done huge work to try to put in place and grow good services in rural areas

Donohoe in pledge to resist further cuts

14.34 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has acknowledged there are parts of the country where better public transport services are required and he has pledged to resist any further cuts to the Public Service Obligation funding for transport companies.

Aer Arann has been flying to the islands for the past 45 years

Concerns over job losses at Aer Arann airports

27 Aug The owner of Aer Arann has said there are 40 jobs in danger at the Aer Arann Regional Airport in Inverin in Connemara and in the Aer Arann airports on the three Arann Islands - Inis Mór, Inis Oírr, and Inis Meáin.

All six people on board the plane died (Pic: Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

Six killed in Canada seaplane crash

25 Aug Four Britons were among six people killed when a seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada, the British Foreign Office has confirmed.

The plane went missing with 54 people on board in Indonesia's remote Papua province

Indonesian officials confirm plane crash killed 54

18 Aug All 54 people on board a Trigana Air aircraft were killed in a crash two days ago in Indonesia's Papua province, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian archipelago, officials said this morning.

Younger and older drivers still high risk groups - RSA

Concern over seatbelt compliance

14 Aug The Road Safety Authority has expressed concern that over a third of drivers and passengers killed on the State's roads so far this year were not wearing a seatbelt.

Emirates operates a fleet of 235 aircraft, serving 147 destinations

Emirates announces 'world's longest' flight

13 Aug Dubai's Emirates Airline has announced it will launch the world's "longest non-stop flight" in February from the Gulf emirate to Panama City, lasting more than 17 hours.

MH17 crashed in July 2014 killing all 298 people on board

MH17 debris may be Russian missile fragments

11 Aug Some of the debris recovered from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine may be fragments of a Russian-made missile system, Dutch prosecutors said.