Irish Rail to introduce text alert system in order to combat anti-social behaviour

Irish Rail has plans to introduce a text alert system for passengers in the coming weeks along with the expansion of CCTV to all carriages.

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Irish Rail defends itself after 'deliberate destruction' claims along line in Offaly

Irish Rail has defended its practice of vegetation management after accusations that it committed acts of 'deliberate destruction' in cutting down trees along the train line in Co Offaly.

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Irish Rail admits concern over anti-social behaviour on trains

Irish Rail has admitted that it is concerned by the rise in anti-social behaviour on trains.

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Extra DARTs in operation ahead of Leinster game as some changes made to rail services

A Sunday service will operate for rail commuters today with some minor changes.

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Video: Rail services affected after fire breaks out at Portarlington station

Images and videos posted on social media showed fire crews attempting to extinguish the fire as smoke billowed around the station.

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80 minute delays on trains leaving Heuston Station due to 'mechanical issues'

There are delays of nearly an hour-and-a-half on all train services out of Heuston Station in Dublin.

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Disruption to Irish Rail services this weekend

There will be significant disruption to Irish Rail services for passenger this weekend.

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Security patrols on Irish Rail services increase by 35%

Earlier this month, it was revealed the company planned to hire more staff to deal with the increasing number of incidents of anti-social behaviour.

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Pearse Street and Tara Street Dart stations to be closed this weekend

Dublin’s Pearse Street and Tara Street Dart stations will be closed this weekend to facilitate ongoing work to the Victorian roof of Pearse Street station.

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Irish Rail to hire new staff in bid to tackle antisocial behaviour

Irish Rail is introducing new staff onboard their trains to tackle antisocial behaviour.

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Railway footbridge works in Tipperary declared unauthorised

Iarnród Éireann has run into difficulty with the planning authorities over repairs it carried out to a footbridge over a railway line in Co Tipperary.

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No train services from Pearse Street this weekend

Alternative transfers will be put in place.

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Iarnród Éireann timetable changes come into effect today

More timetable changes are on the cards for rail commuters today.

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VIDEO: Choir helps commuters get into the festive spirit in aid of Focus Ireland

Christmas carolers helped to brighten commuters day at Dublin's Heuston station.

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Irish Rail disruptions as Pearse Station roof replacement project begins

The roof of Pearse Station in Dublin's to be replaced, with major works kicking off this Bank Holiday weekend.

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Irish Rail may ban alcohol on more services

Irish Rail is banning alcohol on a number of Friday services from today following complaints of anti-social behaviour.

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Irish Rail ban alcohol on some services due to anti-social behaviour

Irish Rail is banning people from drinking alcohol on some of its routes from next week.

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Irish Rail facing ‘capacity challenges’ as passenger number return to Celtic Tiger levels

Irish Rail passenger numbers have returned to their Celtic Tiger-era peak, leaving management concerned about the company’s capacity to handle the increasing commuter levels.

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Investigation underway after train hits herd of cattle in Offaly

An investigation is underway after a train hit a herd of cattle on the rail line near Tullamore in Co Offaly yesterday.

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NBRU want more action taken on anti-social behaviour on trains

The National Rail and Bus Union wants more steps to be taken to address anti-social behaviour on trains.

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NBRU call on Transport Minister to establish transport police to deal with anti-social behaviour on trains

The NBRU is calling on the Minister for Transport to establish a dedicated transport police to deal with violence and anti-social behaviour on trains.

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Update: Dart resumes after 'tragic incident' at Dublin's Howth Junction station

Dart services have now resumed after a "tragic incident" at Dublin's Howth Junction station this morning.

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Iarnród Éireann submits planning application for new platform at Limerick Junction

Iarnród Éireann has submitted a planning application for a new platform at the Limerick Junction train station.

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Both parties in Irish Rail training dispute agree to refer issue to Labour Court

Both parties in the Irish Rail training dispute have agreed to refer the issue to the Labour Court.

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Crucial day for rail strikes, as Labour Court set to issue recommendation

The Labour Court will issue a recommendation this afternoon.

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Latest: Iarnród Éireann welcomes invitation from Labour Court

Latest: Iarnród Éireann has welcomed the invitation from the Labour Court to a hearing tomorrow concerning the current industrial dispute.

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Union does not want Shane Ross to intervene in rail strike as thousands endure traffic woes

The National Bus and Railworkers Union says it does not want the Tranpsort Minister Shane Ross to intervene in the rail strike.

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Latest: Unions won't rule out Christmas strikes unless pay is addressed

"This is the first of five days and we are not ruling out any escalation towards the Christmas period and that would be most regrettable but that is our position."

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Talks break-down raises spectre of widespread travel disruption in weeks ahead

Latest: Talks between unions and Irish Rail management have broken tonight raising the spectre of widespread rail and commuter disruption in the weeks ahead.

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Unions and management at loggerheads in Irish Rail dispute; strike ballots mooted

SIPTU's national rail committee is meeting this Thursday to discuss a ballot for strike action at Irish Rail.

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Irish Rail threaten unions with legal action

Irish Rail has threatened the NBRU and SIPTU with legal action, after DART drivers with the unions refused to train in new staff.

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Government to intervene in Irish Rail dispute

Government officials are set to make a last ditch effort to prevent Friday's planned dispute involving Irish Rail drivers from taking place.

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Irish Rail strike talks set to resume later today

Talks to avert a strike at Irish Rail will resume this afternoon.

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Irish Rail management and unions meet in bid to avert strike

Management of Irish Rail and its unions will meet at the Workplace Relations Commission today in a bid to avoid a planned strike by train drivers.

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SIPTU agrees to attend talks on Irish Rail dispute

SIPTU has agreed to attend conciliation talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on Monday.

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Trains to be hit by action in about two weeks, possibly over the bank holiday weekend

SIPTU has said it expects some disruption to rail services in about two weeks' time as the dispute with Irish Rail continues.

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Irish Rail drivers to firm up details of industrial action today

Irish Rail drivers will meet today to decide what form of industrial action they will take.

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Irish Rail slams 'ridiculous' threat of industrial action

Irish Rail has said it is "ridiculous" that industrial action is being proposed across its network.

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Talks between Irish Rail and train drivers break down

Talks between Irish Rail and train drivers have broken down at the Labour Relations Commission tonight.

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Rail talks set to resume

Talks aimed at resolving the dispute at Irish Rail will resume at the Labour Relations Commission later.

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Transport Minister aims to avoid cuts to Irish Rail funding

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that he does not want to cut the government's subvention to Irish Rail any further.

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Rail talks adjourned until Monday

Talks at the Labour Relations Commission between unions and management at Iarnród Éireann have been adjourned until Monday.

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Rail talks taking place as three more days of disruption loom

Talks are to take place at the Labour Relations Commission today, aimed at averting more strikes at Irish Rail.

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Rail services return to normal as passengers' group calls on Minister to intervene

Rail services return to normal this morning following a two-day strike.

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Minister: No winners if rail strike goes ahead

Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, condemned the threatened industrial action at Irish Rail.

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Irish Rail workers announce plans for stoppages on days of GAA finals

Workers at Irish Rail have announced plans for rolling work stoppages if the company goes ahead with pay cuts.

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Irish Rail workers set to strike

SIPTU workers at Irish Rail have confirmed they are to go on strike next month.

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Irish Rail vows to bring workers to court

Irish Rail has said it will bring the full force of the courts to bear on striking train drivers to prevent them from taking any further industrial action.

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ILDA to decide on strike action

The train drivers group ILDA meets today to decide whether or not to go ahead with a series of one-day strikes.

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ILDA dismisses Iarnrod Eireann legal threat

The Irish Locomotive Drivers Association has reacted defiantly to Iarnrod Eireann’s threat to sue the union for lost revenue if it goes ahead with plans to mount a fresh series of one-day strikes.

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ATGWU call off threatened strike action

Next weeks rail drivers strike has been postponed following a meeting of the ATGWU in Dublin today.

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Train drivers in crucial meeting this morning

Train drivers meet today to decide on whether to suspend further strike action.

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Hopes high that rail strike is over

Hopes are high that the industrial action leading to this week's chaos on the rail network is over.

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Breakthrough in train row

There has been a breakthrough in the current rail dispute with the recommendation of suspension of industrial action by the ATGWU executive.

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Train row union 'optimistic' of breakthrough

The ATGWU, the union representing striking train drivers, has said it is now more optimistic about a breakthrough in the row.

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Intervention in rail dispute offers hope to commuters

The Labour Court has intervened in the rail dispute - as a third day of chaos continues for thousands of passengers.

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Rail union meets ICTU

The ATGWU said it will be seriously attempting to resolve the rail dispute when it meets with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions today.

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More travel disruption as train strike continues

The inter-union dispute at Iarnrod Eireann continues today with further disruption to some of the country’s railway routes.

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Fine Gael criticise Taoiseach's stance on rail strike

The Taoiseach’s refusal this afternoon to even contemplate involvement in the rail dispute is severely affecting business and tourism, warned Fine Gael’s enterprise, trade and employment spokesman, Charles Flanagan TD today.

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Rail strike hits service to and from Heuston

Further disruption is expected on the Irish rail network today as approximately 100 ATGWU train drivers enter day two of their strike.

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