Bad news if you’re planning on heading home for the Bank Holiday


There's some very bad news if you're planning on heading home on the train for the Bank Holiday next weekend.

Iarnród Éireann has said that SIPTU and NBRU train drivers will strike next Friday, October 23 and the following Friday, November 6, after talks between the unions and the Workplace Relations Commission fell apart.

The discussions ran into the early hours of this morning but still no agreements were made.

Iarnród Éireann said in a statement: "As a result, the threatened industrial action by drivers on Friday 23 October and Friday 6 November seems set to take place, and we apologise to customers for the disruption which would result."

"The industrial action by SIPTU and NBRU train drivers will see no train services (DART, Commuter or Intercity) operate between 06.00hrs and 09.00hrs on Friday 23 October and Friday 6 November, and the likelihood of significant disruption beyond these times due to the knock-on effect of this strike action."

So, it seems you might have to find alternative transport or stay put for the Bank Holiday!

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