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Sligo County Council is calling on Iarnrod Eireann to provide an early-morning commuter service from Longford to Sligo. In a unamiously supported motion at this week’s council meeting, Independant Councillor Declan Bree proposed that the council request the early morning train service arrive in Sligo before 9 am. The earliest…

Gaelic football fans travelling from the west to Croke Park this weekend are reminded that advance booking for Intercity rail travel remains mandatory. It’s as large crowds are expected for this weekend’s All-Ireland Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday, and All-Ireland U20 Football Final on Sunday, both in Croke Park. On…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is criticising Transport Minister Shane Ross, saying 150 million euro worth of investment in the rail network announced yesterday will be of no benefit to passengers travelling on the regularly overcrowded Sligo/Dublin line. Minister Ross announced government approval for the purchase of 41 additional rail carriages to…

An extra daily Sligo-Dublin rail service begins this morning. From today, the Sligo to Dublin line, will see weekday services increase from seven trains each way daily to eight trains each way, with an extra morning train from Dublin, Connolly to Sligo, and an evening train from Sligo to Connolly.…

An extra daily Sligo-Dublin rail service begins from Monday, December 10th. There will also be additional alterations to other times on the Sligo to Dublin line from Sunday, December 9th. Iarnród Éireann is advising customers it will be implementing timetable alterations from December 9th, following public consultation and the approval…

Hundreds of people across the Northwest have had to make alternative travel plans this morning because of the rail strike. Fourteen train services between Sligo and Dublin are out of operation because of the row over pay. Shane Gilmartin is a depot worker at Sligo Railway Station, and he says…

Hundreds of commuters across the North West face disruption this morning as rail drivers begin a strike. Trains stopped from midnight in the first of five planned strike days. Irish Rail workers argue they haven’t got a pay rise since 2008 – and they’re looking for 3.75 per cent a…