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This week
3rd December 2023 - 7th December 2023
Two rail lines proposed in All-Island Rail Review could be in line for European funding boost
The two rail lines are Claremorris to Athenry and Waterford to Rosslare Europort.
This year
New 'SailRail' route to France from Ireland welcomed by Green MEPs
The ticket combines the cost of a ferry and rail ticket, which the MEPs hope will incentivise “low-carbon” travel.
New DART+ prototype unveiled, first carriages to enter service in 2025
185 new carriages have been ordered to date, with delivery commencing in 2024 and entering service from 2025.
Irish Rail confirms catering services will be back from April - but only on Cork-Dublin route
The trolley service was withdrawn as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020.
Irish Rail confirm a return to carriage catering is coming down the tracks
The trolley service was suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last year
Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend
Services will run each Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas Eve.
All time
UK and Ireland 2030 World Cup bid 'not up in smoke' despite Wembley chaos, insists UK Sport chief
Simon Morton said the five nations’ approach had been ‘genuinely collaborative’ and may lead to the co-hosting of other future mega events on both sides of the Irish Sea.
From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?
We’ve spent the last month diving into public transport at The Good Information Project.
'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year
Passenger figures across the rail, bus and tram network in Ireland increase last year.
Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season
Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.
Councillors vote in favour of €22 million white-water rafting facility in Dublin's IFSC
Dublin Fire Brigade addressed Councillors in the council chamber this evening.
No more Interrailing in the UK from 2020 as British railways to pull out of scheme
And it’s got nothing to do with Brexit, rail companies said.
This is what it will take to turn Dublin into a European cruise capital
The semi-state that runs the port is looking to Denmark and Canada for inspiration.
Cathay Pacific's Europe boss says he's 'surprised' at the level of Asian interest in Ireland
The new Dublin-Hong Kong route has attracted interest from Chinese, Japanese and Filipino globetrotters.
Late-night trains and Darts begin from today for the festive season
Some services are running earlier due to line improvements – Irish Rail are advising people to check their train’s schedule ahead of time.
WB Yeats chosen as name for new €144 million Irish cruise ferry
“It is a name that will convey a sense of magnificence,” said Irish Ferries managing director Andrew Sheen.
London to New York in 29 minutes? Elon Musk unveils ambitious new plans
A trip from Bangkok to Dubai would take 27 minutes, and from Tokyo to Delhi in 30 minutes.
You'd be off the wall to miss last call for Carl Frampton, the world-beater from up the road
There were scoffs when Frampton was placed on Second Captains’ ‘Good Wall’ in 2015. He now belongs in the pantheon of Irish sporting greats.
A woman going to Denmark fell asleep on her flight and woke up in Greece
The ticket mix-up at Charles de Gaulle airport was not noticed by airline staff.
New routes, new buses and paying by card: 7,000 people have say on future of Dublin bus network
The consultation is closing on Friday 7 July, and people are being urged to give their responses before then.
A Cork choir surprised passengers in Dublin Airport by serenading them as they boarded
Sure what else would you do while you’re waiting to get on?
Bus Éireann strike latest: Heavy traffic reported on many routes this afternoon
The all-out strike is now in its second day.
Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport
The NTA said the 2016 passenger figures show a “clear demand for a safe, efficient and reliable public transport service”.
Cruise ships like this may be docking in Dún Laoghaire after massive harbour plan gets go-ahead
The company wanted a bigger harbour than what An Bord Pleanála allowed.
Roscommon GAA insist no Dublin fans were charged for 'complimentary' bus service
The travelling supporters claimed they were charged €10 for the service.
17 things everyone who went to an Irish boarding school will understand
Tuck shop life.
Ryanair has become the first airline to fly 100 million passengers in one year
A recommencement of flights to and from Belfast has also been announced.
The internet has fallen in love with this old man who built a 'dog train' for rescued pups
One of the world's largest Tall Ships will sail into Dublin next week
The Cuauhtémoc will arrive in Dublin with 225 sailors on board and will be open to the public for 5 days.
Irish Ferries is sailing along smoothly after a buoyant summer
More passengers, more cars and more trucks means more money for Irish Continental.
Mind the gap! Wenger lends voice to London Underground announcements
It’s all in aid of London Poppy Day.
Diego Costa drives Chelsea team-mates around training in a buggy
Didier Drogba, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois were chauffeured through Cobham by the striker this afternoon.
Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK
Eight locations have been selected that would be suitable for the new spaceport.
Irish Rail numbers are up for the first time in years and One Direction helped make it happen
Passenger numbers are up half a million compared to this time last year.
€27m in silver recovered from WWII shipwreck off Galway's coast
The silver was hauled from a British merchant ship that was sunk by the Nazis in 1941.
The best and worst things about getting the train in Ireland
The joys of public transport.
People running for trains in slow motion
Which type of running-for-a-train person are you? Find out here…
VIDEO: Little girl is adorably excited about riding a train
“Oh my goodness!”
New system for Irish Rail intercity fares takes effect today
The new fares regime means higher prices on most InterCity routes, but some ticket prices are also set to fall.
Brian O'Driscoll to start the Heineken Cup final
The Leinster side is unchanged from that which beat Toulouse in the semi-final with Northampton also at full-strength for the big showdown in Cardiff tomorrow afternoon.