Bus Éireann strikes will continue after talks broke down this morning without reaching an agreement.
The company released a statement today which said that their talks at the Workplace Relations Commission were unsuccessful.
Although progress had been made on some issues, but an overall deal was not reached.
"After 16 days of intensive negotiations at the Workplace Relations Commission, talks have broken down without agreement. The unions have now referred a number of issues to the Labour Court and the company have agreed to attend.
"The company have sought an early hearing given the urgency of the financial situation.
"While progress was made and agreement was reached to eliminate many work practice inefficiencies, an offer made by the company that would help to deliver financial viability was rejected by the Trade Unions representing the driver grade.
"We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused as a result of the ongoing industrial action.
"Bus Éireann would like to sincerely thank the Workplace Relations Commission for facilitating talks and assisting the company through this process."
The transport strike is now in its 19th day.