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#Irish Rail

# irish-rail - Monday 3 July, 2017

'My heart sinks': Names for pre-booked seats still not appearing for some Irish Rail customers
# No Name No Seat
# No Name No Seat

'My heart sinks': Names for pre-booked seats still not appearing for some Irish Rail customers

Jul 3rd 2017, 6:05 AM 59,733 Views 63 Comments

“It shouldn’t be up to the passengers to have to ask when they have gone to the bother of booking their seat.”

# irish-rail - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Tractor ploughing through level crossing in Kildare causes major delays for commuters
# Rush Hour
# Rush Hour

Tractor ploughing through level crossing in Kildare causes major delays for commuters

Jun 22nd 2017, 9:10 PM 46,538 Views 52 Comments

There was massive disruption to services between Sligo and Maynooth this evening.

# irish-rail - Friday 2 June, 2017

Major disruptions coming down the tracks for Limerick train users
# Bus Transfers
# Bus Transfers

Major disruptions coming down the tracks for Limerick train users

Jun 2nd 2017, 5:26 PM 16,442 Views 5 Comments

Works will replace a signalling system that has been in place for more than a century.

# irish-rail - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'It's not just about tidiness, it gives you a network and set of friends'
# Tidy Towns
# Tidy Towns

'It's not just about tidiness, it gives you a network and set of friends'

May 27th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,363 Views 1 Comment

Members of the Wexford Tidy Towns committee travelled to Tidy Towns winner Skerries as part of the Journal Journeys competition.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Dublin to Cork train delayed after vehicle hits bridge
# Heuston We Have A Problem
# Heuston We Have A Problem

Dublin to Cork train delayed after vehicle hits bridge

May 17th 2017, 4:50 PM 15,112 Views 8 Comments

The delay is due to a vehicle hitting a bridge between Limerick Junction and Charleville.

# irish-rail - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Rail services on Dublin-Belfast line suspended after person struck by train
# Skerries
# Skerries

Rail services on Dublin-Belfast line suspended after person struck by train

May 7th 2017, 8:02 PM 40,957 Views 13 Comments

Emergency services have arrived at the scene.

# irish-rail - Saturday 29 April, 2017

There are no northside DARTs running today or tomorrow
# No Service
# No Service

There are no northside DARTs running today or tomorrow

Apr 29th 2017, 7:30 AM 23,611 Views 18 Comments

If you were planning to take the DART, you can’t. Unless you live on the southside.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

At least two arrested over 'tissue packet begging scam' on Irish trains
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

At least two arrested over 'tissue packet begging scam' on Irish trains

Apr 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 128,806 Views 104 Comments

Irish Rail said it is cracking down on the organised begging.

# irish-rail - Monday 24 April, 2017

Heuston, we have a problem: Irish Rail's new website is causing some commuters hassle
# Training Day
# Training Day

Heuston, we have a problem: Irish Rail's new website is causing some commuters hassle

Apr 24th 2017, 2:50 PM 31,352 Views 22 Comments

Despite the teething problems, Irish Rail has said the new site will make travelling by train easier.

# irish-rail - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'It's an absolute nightmare': Dart driver on the fear of hitting people on the tracks
# Kilbarrack Station
# Kilbarrack Station

'It's an absolute nightmare': Dart driver on the fear of hitting people on the tracks

Apr 23rd 2017, 12:10 AM 34,905 Views 30 Comments

A new video shows how dangerous crossing the tracks can be.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Woman tells man to 'f**k off back to India' on Limerick train
# Limerick
# Limerick

Woman tells man to 'f**k off back to India' on Limerick train

Apr 19th 2017, 9:42 AM 59,981 Views 220 Comments

Irish Rail said it has reported the “shocking and disgraceful incident” to gardaí.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Trains cancelled and delayed due to mechanical fault
# Heuston
# Heuston

Trains cancelled and delayed due to mechanical fault

Apr 18th 2017, 9:24 AM 17,746 Views 8 Comments

A number of Heuston and Connolly services have been affected.

# irish-rail - Thursday 13 April, 2017

There are some major changes to train services this Easter weekend
# Disruption
# Disruption

There are some major changes to train services this Easter weekend

Apr 13th 2017, 11:57 AM 16,877 Views 21 Comments

Northside Darts will not be running.

# irish-rail - Monday 3 April, 2017

NBRU gets legal letter from CIÉ group over wildcat action
# Eleventh Hour
# Eleventh Hour

NBRU gets legal letter from CIÉ group over wildcat action

Apr 3rd 2017, 11:15 AM 31,884 Views 156 Comments

Individual strike members have indicated that further ‘wildcat’ action could happen again.

# irish-rail - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Michael O'Leary says Shane Ross is 'playing a blinder' in bus dispute
# Strike
# Strike

Michael O'Leary says Shane Ross is 'playing a blinder' in bus dispute

Apr 2nd 2017, 2:56 PM 50,515 Views 149 Comments

The Ryanair CEO said Ross is right to not get involved.

Fears of more disruption as NBRU may be sued over 'wildcat' strike
# Secondary Picketing
# Secondary Picketing

Fears of more disruption as NBRU may be sued over 'wildcat' strike

Apr 2nd 2017, 12:37 PM 19,760 Views 113 Comments

The union said it remains focused on helping resolve the Bus Éireann dispute.

# irish-rail - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Woman in Mayo struck by train and killed after chasing dog that got onto tracks
# Mayo
# Mayo

Woman in Mayo struck by train and killed after chasing dog that got onto tracks

Apr 1st 2017, 3:58 PM 52,114 Views 31 Comments

An investigation into the circumstances of the incident has been launched.

# irish-rail - Friday 31 March, 2017

Irish Rail and Dublin Bus back to normal for the journey home
# Bus Strike
# Bus Strike

Irish Rail and Dublin Bus back to normal for the journey home

Mar 31st 2017, 3:57 PM 13,599 Views 39 Comments

Earlier, rail and Dublin Bus workers refused to pass Bus Éireann pickets, causing confusion for morning commuters.

As it happened: Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services return to normal after rush hour chaos
# Unofficial Pickets
# Unofficial Pickets

As it happened: Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services return to normal after rush hour chaos

Mar 31st 2017, 10:00 AM 156,852 Views 168 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of passengers were affected by this morning’s cancellations.

Poll: Do you support the secondary picketing in the Bus Éireann strike?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the secondary picketing in the Bus Éireann strike?

Mar 31st 2017, 9:24 AM 45,363 Views 227 Comments

It’s affecting Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services.

'It's just not on': Shane Ross calls travel disruption appalling but says he won't intervene in dispute
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

'It's just not on': Shane Ross calls travel disruption appalling but says he won't intervene in dispute

Mar 31st 2017, 9:18 AM 18,214 Views 115 Comments

He appealed for all picketers to desist and allow workers return to work.

Union boss urges secondary picketers to desist, says action not sanctioned
# Commuter Chaos
# Commuter Chaos

Union boss urges secondary picketers to desist, says action not sanctioned

Mar 31st 2017, 8:45 AM 21,630 Views 106 Comments

In a statement, Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was “actively monitoring” the situation.

Chaos for commuters with severe disruption to Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services this morning
# Bus Eireann Strike
# Bus Eireann Strike

Chaos for commuters with severe disruption to Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services this morning

Mar 31st 2017, 7:24 AM 98,398 Views 214 Comments

The companies said it is due to “orchestrated picketing” associated with Bus Éireann strike.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

'We expected nothing more from the Blueshirts': Hundreds of bus drivers march through Dublin
# Day Six
# Day Six

'We expected nothing more from the Blueshirts': Hundreds of bus drivers march through Dublin

Mar 29th 2017, 3:34 PM 29,558 Views 95 Comments

Speakers repeatedly called on Shane Ross to take action to end the bitter dispute at the transport operator.

Irish Rail and Dublin Bus could face delays as Bus Éireann strike comes to Leinster House
# Day 6
# Day 6

Irish Rail and Dublin Bus could face delays as Bus Éireann strike comes to Leinster House

Mar 29th 2017, 7:22 AM 26,940 Views 118 Comments

It has not yet been confirmed if rail and Dublin bus workers will attend today’s protest.

# irish-rail - Monday 27 March, 2017

Bus Éireann strike day 4: Irish Rail services running fully as unions call for minister to intervene
# Picket
# Picket

Bus Éireann strike day 4: Irish Rail services running fully as unions call for minister to intervene

Mar 27th 2017, 6:59 AM 20,438 Views 101 Comments

The rail service said all trains are running normally this morning.

# irish-rail - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Rail and Dublin Bus workers angry over treatment of Bus Éireann staff, says union boss
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Rail and Dublin Bus workers angry over treatment of Bus Éireann staff, says union boss

Mar 26th 2017, 2:48 PM 25,933 Views 59 Comments

There is no end in sight for the Bus Éireann strike, as it continues for its third day today.

# irish-rail - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Bus Éireann strike latest: Heavy traffic reported on many routes this afternoon
# Day 2
# Day 2

Bus Éireann strike latest: Heavy traffic reported on many routes this afternoon

Mar 25th 2017, 4:35 PM 34,880 Views 94 Comments

The all-out strike is now in its second day.

# irish-rail - Friday 24 March, 2017

Major disruption to Irish Rail services as some workers refuse to pass Bus Éireann picket
# Update
# Update

Major disruption to Irish Rail services as some workers refuse to pass Bus Éireann picket

Mar 24th 2017, 12:00 PM 39,738 Views 123 Comments

There are significant effects for services in Cork, in particular.

# irish-rail - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Two-hour delay on Dublin to Galway train line
# Signal Fault
# Signal Fault

Two-hour delay on Dublin to Galway train line

Mar 9th 2017, 4:52 PM 13,572 Views 15 Comments

Irish Rail said staff are on site and working to rectify the issue as soon as possible.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

"We weren't even allowed in the station!" - Is it possible to bring pets on Irish transport?
# Furry Passengers
# Furry Passengers

"We weren't even allowed in the station!" - Is it possible to bring pets on Irish transport?

Feb 15th 2017, 6:10 AM 38,193 Views 76 Comments

Croatian national Snjezana Frketic has travelled the world with her dog Onni – Ireland is the first place where she hasn’t been allowed to bring Onni on a train.

# irish-rail - Monday 6 February, 2017

Another pay dispute in the Labour Court - this time it's Irish Rail
# Pay Deal
# Pay Deal

Another pay dispute in the Labour Court - this time it's Irish Rail

Feb 6th 2017, 10:35 PM 10,604 Views 46 Comments

Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, want efficiency improvements before they implement the pay deal. Workers say that’s not what was agreed.

High winds cause delays at four Dart stations
# Bad Weather
# Bad Weather

High winds cause delays at four Dart stations

Feb 6th 2017, 2:08 PM 12,910 Views 16 Comments

Delays are 10 – 15 minutes at present, but not worsening.

# irish-rail - Sunday 5 February, 2017

FactCheck: Which public transport services get the most state funding?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Which public transport services get the most state funding?

Feb 5th 2017, 7:00 PM 25,698 Views 85 Comments

AAA-PBP TD Brid Smith says the state gives more per journey to rail and tram services than it does to buses. We put her claim to the test.

# irish-rail - Thursday 19 January, 2017

10 times people wonderfully took the piss with their Irish Rail seat names
# Poopface Fartweiner
From The Daily Edge
# Poopface Fartweiner

10 times people wonderfully took the piss with their Irish Rail seat names

Jan 19th 2017, 10:57 AM 14,336 Views 0 Comments

Sure what else would you be doing, putting down your real name? Nah.

# irish-rail - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport

Jan 5th 2017, 6:35 PM 7,463 Views 20 Comments

The NTA said the 2016 passenger figures show a “clear demand for a safe, efficient and reliable public transport service”.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Irish Rail says it's committed to safety improvements after criticism by regulator
# Concerns
# Concerns

Irish Rail says it's committed to safety improvements after criticism by regulator

Dec 21st 2016, 8:45 PM 8,825 Views 27 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross said there is “no immediate risk to safety”.

# irish-rail - Friday 9 December, 2016

Two swans delayed trains by 30 minutes during Dublin rush hour
# Cygnet Fault
# Cygnet Fault

Two swans delayed trains by 30 minutes during Dublin rush hour

Dec 9th 2016, 7:30 AM 16,693 Views 25 Comments

Staff managed to clear the swans quickly but there were knock-on delays.

# irish-rail - Friday 2 December, 2016

'Severe delays' for Dublin rail commuters due to fault at Howth Junction
# DART
# DART

'Severe delays' for Dublin rail commuters due to fault at Howth Junction

Dec 2nd 2016, 8:01 AM 10,948 Views 19 Comments

Dublin Bus is accepting rail tickets this morning.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Late night Dart and commuter trains back for Christmas and New Year
# Staying Out
# Staying Out

Late night Dart and commuter trains back for Christmas and New Year

Nov 30th 2016, 2:32 PM 15,629 Views 16 Comments

Late night services will have security personnel on board to ensure customer safety.