Negotiations are underway in Dublin aimed at ending the pay dispute at Dublin Bus.
Management and union officials from SIPTU, the NBRU and UNITE are taking part in exploratory talks at the Labour Court.
A strike, which caused travel chaos for thousands of commuters over the last three days, was suspended from this morning.
Dublin Bus has also deferred the implementation of an €11.7 million cost reduction plan to allow talks to proceed.
The unions are seeking clarification on the duration of the measures and on what contribution management are making to the process.
SIPTU's Willie Noone (pictured above) says that while the discussions will be difficult, he's hopeful a resolution can be reached:
Dermot O'Leary of the National Bus and Rail Union speaking to reporters outside the Labour Court in Dublin:
Willie Quigley from the UNITE trade union arriving for the talks at the Labour Court this afternoon: