Dublin commuters are sure to hit travel chaos next month as LUAS drivers are set to carry out two 48-hour strikes.

The strikes will take place on February 11 and 12, and a week later on February 18 and 19, which both fall on Thursdays and Fridays. 

SIPTU trade union confirmed the news today and said that the overwhelming vote to take industrial action led to the decision for two day stoppages. 

It will be the first strike for the tram company, as workers are demanding a pay increase of almost 54 percent.