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Irish Rail said it was ‘urgently looking to place an order for new trains’.

Irish Rail has admitted that customers are facing at least two more years of regular overcrowding on certain services due to a lack of available (...)

Aine Ryan on the platform after getting off the  overcrowded Westport train on its arrival at Heuston Station. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It’s chaos and we are only in Ballyhaunis. I’m on the 9.45am train from Westport to Dublin Heuston and there are only three measly carriages and the a(...)

Sophia Mulvany (9), who has spina bifida, at Seapoint Dart station, where the lift is out of order. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The “constant breakdown of lifts” in Dart and train stations is “exhausting and upsetting” for wheelchair users, forcing many to give up on going out (...)

Passengers often complain that public transport can be expensive, overcrowded, slow and lacking reach. Photograph: iStock

As pollution released by vehicles and industry continues to have severe consequences for our health and the environment, sustainable transport has nev(...)

Twenty thousand passengers were affected by the signal failure. File Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A ticket inspector on the 6am train from Waterford to Dublin Heuston on Tuesday morning said he was relying on his passengers for updates about the ma(...)

Complaints about anti-social behaviour on the Dart almost doubled last year to 96 from 52 the previous year.

Extra gardaí are set to be deployed on trains in the coming months following a significant increase in reports of harassment and antisocial behaviour,(...)

A view of a rail line in Co Offaly after the removal of hedges and trees by Irish Rail. Photograph: Pippa Hackett

Irish Rail has rejected claims it had engaged in “wanton hedgerow destruction at the height of the nesting season” by cutting back trees and hedges on(...)

A lorry hit a railway bridge on Dublin’s Amiens Street, causing its load of a digger to fall into the oncoming lane

Irish Rail has made public CCTV footage of a lorry striking a railway bridge following an incident at lunchtime on Monday in Dublin. Irish Rail spoke(...)

Irish Rail worker Ted Maher with Hamish who boarded a commuter train in Co Kildare and ended up at Dublin’s Heuston station on Wednesday. Photograph: David Young/PA

Hamish, the dog who became a social media favourite after boarding a train to Dublin unaccompanied, is to be reunited with his family. Tyson’s real o(...)

Dart drivers are concerned over anti-social behaviour. Photograph: The Irish Times

Drivers on Dublin’s Dart trains will consider withdrawing their services on Friday evenings and over weekends if continuing anti-social behaviour puts(...)

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