Labour Court recommendation on Irish rail strikes due this evening


Today is set to be a crucial day for the Irish Rail strikers. 

The Labour Court is due to issue a recommendation for management and unions by this evening.

Iarnród Éireann have held a number of strikes in previous weeks, causing chaos for commuters.

The Trade Union Group will then be meeting on Friday evening to discuss the recommendation. 

Up to 150,000 commuters are left to find alternative means of transport during strike days. 

Iarnród Éireann strikers are calling for a 'no-strings attached' pay rise of 3.75pc per annum.

Three further days of action are planned for next Tuesday November 14, November 23 and December 8.

Each strike is expected to cost the transport company €600,000 in fare revenue and €300,000 in National Transport Authorities penalties.

More on this story as we have it.