The report said only Dart trains in the greater Dublin area have an automatic protection system in operation which automatically applies the brakes if a driver fails to obey a restrictive signal or speed limit. Photograph: David Sleator

Signalling systems for Irish trains do not offer the level of protection expected nowadays on passenger railways in a developed economy, the annual re(...)

The Limerick-Ballybrophy (via Nenagh) line began operating in 2012, when Labour TD Alan Kelly was minister of state at the Department of Transport. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A railway line between Limerick and Ballybrophy is costing €550 per passenger to operate, a report has found. The review into rail services, drawn up(...)

Iarnród Éireann says trucks striking bridges is starting to become a more regular occurrence and has called on drivers to “wise up” to height restrictions. Bridge strikes are most frequent in the Dart area where there have been 25 incidents of bridges being hit already so far this year.

Iarnród Éireann says trucks striking bridges is starting to become a more regular occurrence and has called on drivers to “wise up” to height restrict(...)

Increased-frequency Dart services will see trains running every 10 minutes on weekdays from April 10th, Iarnród Éireann has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Increased-frequency Dart services will see trains running every 10 minutes on weekdays from April 10th, Iarnród Éireann has said. Northbound and sout(...)

Gardaí have arrested two men who pulled the emergency cord and smashed windows on the Longford to Pearse station train this morning.   Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí have arrested two men who pulled the emergency cord and smashed windows on the Longford to Pearse station train this morning. Com(...)