An Intercity train. File photograph: Irish Rail/Iarnród Éireann

State-owned train operator Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) is likely to face bankruptcy if it loses the right to run services as a result of proposed ch(...)

Competition on the railways

Airline competition has proved effective in lowering airfares, pleasing customers and ensuring that Ireland retains a strong transport link with the t(...)

The proposed upgrade of Kent station and  work  on the Cork-Dublin railway line between  Portlaoise and Hazelhatch that will shave 15 minutes off travel times, will make rail travel  more attractive

Iarnród Éireann expects to start work later this year on the planned €3 million upgrade of Kent railway station in Cork with the aim of making the (...)

Declan Carlyle:  soldiered for INM throughout the O’Reilly years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It will be a happy Christmas for Declan Carlyle, the former managing director of the Irish operation of Independent News & Media (INM) and its lon(...)

On Iarnród Éireann trains there are six million wifi sessions every year across Dart and intercity journeys

Public transport wifi may be opened up to sponsors, according to a market consultation document published by CIÉ. The group of companies wants to gene(...)

Passengers on Iarnród Éireann make some 28.6 million journeys a year and have 6 million wifi sessions.

CIÉ is to start looking at ways of monetising the onboard wifi service on its rail and bus fleets.In a tender published today, the company said it is (...)

Grand Canal Dock Dart station

It now seems inevitable that the State’s rail network will come to a standstill on Sunday and Monday. The strike may just be the first in a series of (...)

Iarnród Éireann has warned the number of services on some unprofitable routes may have to be reduced, and possibly replaced by Bus Eireann services. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Iarnród Éireann has warned the number of services on some unprofitable routes may have to be reduced, and possibly replaced by Bus Eireann services.In(...)

Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar: many rural rail services will “no longer be sustainable”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Minister of State has denied there is any Government plan to close down rural railway lines in the wake of (...)

John Kennedy: “The e-cigarette is a route out of smoking and we should be encouraged, not punished, for using them.” Photograph: Alan Betson

There’s standing room only on a packed two-carriage Dart, which has stood at a platform for several minutes. Suddenly a man shouts “Driver! Driver!(...)