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For a number of years this was the official website for the Irish Railway News, the provisional wing of the Irish Railway Record Society. It  was for those who aspire to eventually join the ranks of the IRRS politburo. Content is from the site's 2007 -2010-archived pages.

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A decision is about to be made regarding supplier agreements with vendors and the union is up in arms. There has been some controversy regarding the awarding of the custodial responsibilities to a family member of the board. That family member also happens to have a financial interest in the cleaning supplies online commerce entity that was awarded the contract. "This is not a matter of mops and brooms, but one of propriety," The Daily Herald posted. Everyone agrees that the railroad needs a reliable supplier of toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, etc. Mr. Barnes argues that having a closely held business supply the railroad is in the interest of the system. Once again the the union leadership warns that members are being pandered. More to come...

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IRN Messageboards

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IRN Noticeboard

The place to view general IRN updates and forum policies.

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Re: James (Jimmy)...


Mar 31 14 9:38 PM

Operations Department - Irish Railways Today and Plans for the Future

General forum where all members can post discussions of Irish railways (both Iarnród Éireann and NIR/Translink), service changes, and planning issues.

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Re: Happy Birthda...



The Running Shed - Locomotive & Hauled Stock News & Observations

For discussion of Iarnród Éireann and NIR locomotives, and other hauled rolling stock. News, sightings, allocations, queries etc about the rolling stock themselves and their current day to day operations.

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Re: MK3 News



The Unit Zone - DMU & EMU News and Observations

For discussion of Iarnród Éireann and NIR railcars, DART units and other non-locomotive hauled stock.Post any observations, allocations, news or queries here!

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Re: 2800 Class In...


May 8 14 10:38 PM

Industrial Railways

For contributions on Industrial Railways in Ireland.

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Re: The Bord na M...


May 5 14 3:47 PM

LUAS and Metro

Discussion and news about Dublin's LUAS tram (and proposed Metro) system.

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LUAS Crash - Jerv...


Apr 7 14 5:25 PM

The Politics Slot - Dáil Questions on Rail Transport January 2008 - To Date

Questions and Answers from Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament) on Rail Transport

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Re: National Tran...


Mar 24 14 9:54 AM

The Politics Slot - Irish Parliamentary Committee Debates on Rail Transport

Updates from the Dail - Parliamentary Committee on Transport Rail Transport Debates

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Re: Governance Is...

Collooney Junction

Aug 16 12 11:22 AM

Irish Railway History - Trains, Services and Railway Lines of the Past

Discussion and records of the trains, services, and railway lines of years gone by.

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Re: Foynes Branch.

Kid Cardinal


Preservation News and Railtour News

News about the Irish railway preservation scene and the latest railtours being planned.

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Re: RPSI 2014



Useful Links and Web Talk

We provide a list of other discussion forums you might want to visit, as well as transport websites.Also, updates of Irish photo websites can be advised here!

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Re: Photographic ...



Photo Galleries


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Photo Gallery - Contemporary

The place to post contemporary photos of Irish trains and railways.

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Re: "Slieve Gulli...


May 5 14 10:26 PM

Photo Gallery - Historical

The place to post historical photos of Irish railways.

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Re: Class 80 album


Apr 4 14 7:01 PM

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