First I would like to thank the three officials from the Workplace Relations Commission, Director General Kieran Mulvey and his colleagues Anna Perry and Brendan Cunningham for helping us to make excellent progress in negotiations over the past 26 hours.

I am delighted to confirm we will have tram services running for St Patrick’s Day.

The commission has issued proposals in relation to 3 of the 4 grades which will be balloted on over the course of the next week.

We have not at this stage reached a final agreement in respect of the Traffic Supervisor Grade but do hope it will be resolved over the course of the next few days following further conversation.