Iarnród Éireann says nine DART trainees have been prevented from completing their training

Unions accused over rail drivers' actions

27 Jul Iarnród Éireann has accused train driver unions of an an organised withdrawal of co-operation with the training of new drivers, which is damaging its financial position.

The dispute centres on the drivers' demands for payment for productivity

Warning of strike at Iarnród Éireann

26 Jul Unions at Iarnród Éireann have warned of industrial action if train drivers do not secure improvements in their terms and conditions  - including a shorter working week.

MH370, with 239 aboard, disappeared in March 2014

Hopes of finding missing flight MH370 fading

22 Jul Hopes of finding Malaysia Airlines flight MH370's final resting place are "fading", and the three-nation search will be suspended if nothing is found in the suspected crash zone.

Rescue workers remove a body from the wreckage

Italian train crash death toll rises to 27

13 Jul The death toll from a high speed train crash in southern Italy rose to 27 after rescuers worked through the night to try to extract bodies from the tangled wreckage.

David Corcoran pleaded guilty to assault causing harm

Man attacked cyclist for using footpath

08 Jul A senior company executive shouldered a cyclist to the ground and began strangling and beating him for riding his bike on a Dublin city centre footpath, a court has heard.