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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.

How do I buy this ticket? 

Where can I buy this ticket? 

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.

At least 1 passenger is required

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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Exciting opportunities to join our Infrastructure Management (IM) Department

Engineering and Technical Opportunities

  • Engineers Civil, Structural, Electrical and Telecoms

(Applicants from other Disciplines welcome)

  • Low Voltage Engineering Specialist
  • Signal Tester
  • Project Managers
  • Assistant Project Managers
  • Project Planners
  • Technical Support Roles

Location: Nationwide (Hybrid working arrangements applicable, as per Remote Working policy

Salary: €46k-€91K (Dependent on role and commensurate with suitable Qualification and Experience)

Contract Hours: 36-hour per week

Contract Duration: Fixed Purpose and Fixed Term leading to permanency

Annual Leave Entitlement: 25 days per annum, rising to 28 based on service

*Additional Entitlements: Re-location packages (Applicable to residence outside of Ireland), Pension, Welfare Scheme, Income Protection, Further Education Assistance, Talent Development Programmes and much more.

*Some entitlements dependent on employment status and length of service.

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail are recruiting for a wide range of Engineering and Technical roles within the Infrastructure Management (IM) Department to join us for an exciting phase of growth within the railway sector.

With major investment programmes in the maintenance, renewal and upgrading of our infrastructure, with Projects such as:

  • DART+ Expansion
  • TPS (Track Protection System)
  • NTCC (National Train Control Centre)
  • CACR (Cork Area Commuter Rail)
  • Limerick Regeneration
  • Athenry/Galway Projects

Along with several other projects, this is an exciting opportunity to progress a career in the railway industry across a number of disciplines and departments, to help ensure the safe and efficient provision of railway services across the country.


  • Degree level qualification (Level 8) in Engineering or relevant equivalent e.g. Construction or Project Management. (Level 7 or higher for Technical roles)
  • Over 1 years’ experience working in an engineering/ Technical role, with above qualification
  • Appropriate work experience in relevant role may be considered in place of above formal qualification


  • Membership of Engineers Ireland or other relevant professional body
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment
  • Experience working in or knowledge of railway infrastructure would be an advantage
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A competency based interview will form part of this selection process. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of experience and CV. For mor information regarding the roles or If any applicants have special requirements, you can e-mail us at

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.

In our hiring practices, we will strive to provide reasonable accommodation to all candidates where required and requested.

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or disability.

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