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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(...)

The public is to be consulted on the future of the State’s railways on foot of a review on  Iarnród Éireann, which warns of line closures if  significant additional State investment is not provided.  Photograph: Iarnród Éireann

The Government will make no moves to close the western rail corridor as part of any moves to ease the financial crisis facing Iarnród Éireann. A new r(...)

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) warned that the closure of rail lines would “obviously have industrial relation ramifications” for trade unions, it would also have significant political fallout. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The public is to be consulted on the future of the country’s railways on foot of a new review which warns of line closures if very significant additio(...)

The rail review concludes that the under-funding of Iarnród Éireann “cannot continue indefinitely”. Photograph: Irish Rail

The financial problems of the country’s railways could be addressed in one of three ways – by the State providing millions in increased exchequer fun(...)

Carrick An Suir railway station: Iarnród Éireann  is set to  lose €11 million this year. Photograph: John D Kelly

A number of rail lines may be forced to close as Iarnród Éireann is threatened with insolvency, a confidential report has warned. The draft report g(...)

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