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Reservation Only

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers in possession of a valid open class ticket

What are the conditions of travel?

Customers who are already in possession of or purchasing on the day of travel a valid standard class ticket(s) such as Family Ticket, Day Return, Open Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual or InterRail ticket can book on their chosen service by selecting the 'Reservation Only' option in the Passenger selection box. Customers are advised there is limited availability for seat only bookings online.

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Where do I collect the ticket? 

See our Ticket Collection section.

Free Travel Pass

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Free Travel/DSFA Pass Holders

What are the conditions of travel?

Customers who hold a Free Travel / DSFA Pass can book on their chosen service by selecting the 'Free Travel Pass' option in the Passenger selection box. Customers are advised there is limited availability for Free Travel bookings online.

How do I buy this ticket? 

Where can I buy this ticket? 

  • You can purchase the ticket above using our Journey Planner. Tickets can only be purchased up to 90 days in advance.
  • An allocation of bookings on all InterCity services can be reserved online without a fee for 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders'. When this allocation is fully booked, all remaining seats can be reserved by 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders' for €2.50 per journey. 

Where do I collect the ticket? 

See our Ticket Collection section.

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For more information on Online Tickets please see Ticket Information

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There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces on each train, book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Travel Pass or Valid Ticket holder

Is an option for customers who are in possession of Free Travel Pass, a valid standard class ticket(s), seasonal ticket(s), Taxsaver ticket(s) or InterRail to book onto a train in standard class. Customers who have a valid standard class ticket but wish to upgrade to First Class should also use this selection. For more information go to Tickets Explained section.

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Chief Mechanical Engineers Department (2 Positions)

It is an exciting time to be a part of Irish Rail’s busy Railway Undertaking (RU) Chief Mechanical Engineers Department!  Applications for the position Draughtsperson are now invited.  The role holder will contribute to the Technical and Projects Teams within the Chief Mechanical Engineers department and will be based in Inchicore, Dublin 8.

The main focus of this role is to provide engineering solutions [mechanical & structures field] to technical issues on IÉ Rolling Stock Fleet & to ensure that the solutions arrived at maintain safety and reliability on the railway.

The successful candidate(s) will be required to have the following essential criteria:

  • Have an Engineering Qualification(s). Trade Level Minimum.
  • Working knowledge of the strength characteristics of materials.
  • Technical Ability / Fault Finding experience
  • Understand engineering drawings and conventions.
  • Have strong IT Skills to a proficient standard (MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
  • Experience using CAD (Computer Aided Design), including 3D modelling.
  • Have the ability to Lead a Team.
  • Be Able to mentor and guide junior members of the team.
  • Have experience in SAP MM and excellent IT Skills


  • Higher qualification in engineering, e.g. diploma or degree.
  • Experience of operating the Safety Management System including the lead.
  • Knowledge of International Standards for Railway Engineering.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical & structural systems of rail vehicles.
  • An understanding of how Rolling Stock Systems operate.
  • Working knowledge of the Safety Management System.
  • Proficiency in the use of CAD [Microstation], both 2D and 3D.
  • Proficiency in the use of Adobe Illustrator.
  • Experience in producing 3D printed prototypes.


  • Technical ability and specialist knowledge
  • Teamwork & flexibility.
  • Strong internal customer orientation.
  • Planning & organising skills.
  • Safety Awareness.
  • Strong IT skills.


  • Salary scale circa €47,122 (Y1) - €66,839 (Y9) per annum
  • Opportunity to work for Ireland’s national railway provider – ranked within top 5 of Ireland’s Best Employers 2023
  • A recently implemented pay and productivity agreement which provides for pay certainty – including year on year increases and productivity arrangements - until 2026.
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Remote Working Policy
  • Welfare Scheme
  • Access to Health and Wellness Programmes
  • Reduced fares on the network
  • Access to Talent Development Programmes
  • Work Life Balance Initiatives
  • Further Education Assistance

A competency-based interview & presentation will form part of this selection process.  Candidates may be shortlisted based on experience and/or application/ CV. 

Full job description requests by e-mail to:

To submit your application, please fill out the application webform.

We Value Our People – We Celebrate their Individuality

At Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail we are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all that we do.  This starts with how we recruit people into our organisation.  We ensure our attraction and selection processes are designed with equal opportunity at the forefront of our minds.  It is important to us that all individuals feel welcome to join our organisation and we take great care to create an environment that ensures an even playing field for all. 

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