Proposals to ban passengers from some peak-time rail services unless they have pre-booked seats have been slammed as "absolutely unacceptable" by the chair of the Dáil's transport committee.
The DART expansion is a €2bn investment under Project Ireland 2040 which will see the capacity of the rail network transformed through investment in up to 300 new carriages, according to Irish Rail.
The country is facing total shutdown from 4pm today with people ordered to stay indoors, schools and colleges closed, rail and bus services halted, and motorists warned it would be “suicidal” to take to the roads.
Iarnród Éireann has dismissed media reports claiming a significant number of its routes are facing the axe — but has identified four lines at risk of closure due to funding shortfalls.
The chief executive of Iarnród Éireann has told staff that prolonged strike at the company will lead to “damage to our customers, our business, and your income”, and has urged unions to re-enter talks aimed at resolving the pay dispute.