Minister Donohoe welcomes resumption of services at Irish Rail

6th November, 2015

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has welcomed the calling off of the proposed strike at Irish Rail this morning (Friday) and commended the Workplace Relations Commission for its attempts to find a resolution to the dispute with the parties.


“The fact that the threatened strike action at Irish Rail was called off in the early hours of the morning, at nearly 4am will come as a welcome relief to many commuters, although this may have come too late for many of those planning to use the trains this morning. Clearly there were determined efforts by all involved to seek a resolution to the dispute, which unfortunately was not possible. I welcome the fact that matters will now be discussed further at the Labour Court. As I have said many times in the past, the industrial relations resolution bodies of the State are the ones best placed to find a solution and to mediate in such instances.”