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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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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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Manager Exchequer and EU Grants

Location – Connolly HQ
Grade – Available upon request.

We are currently recruiting for the position of Manager Exchequer and EU Grants. This role reports to the Financial Controller.

Job purpose

  • Manage the periodic exchequer grant claims to the Department of Transport (DoT) and the National Transport Authority (NTA).
  • To submit, on a timely basis, claims in respect of EU funded projects.
  • To manage the auditing of the above claims by internal and external auditors.
  • To liaise with internal & external parties in respect of funded projects and address funding issues that may arise.
  • To provide cashflow reporting re grants to the Manager, Cash Management.
  • To manage and lead a team in supporting the objectives of Iarnród Éireann.

Specific responsibilities 

Project Claims

  • Preparation of periodic projected expenditure for grant aided projects.
  • Prepare and submit claims to the funding agencies

Funding Applications

  • Oversight of the funding application process on the NTA’s Project Reporting System (PRS), after Board approval & follow-up with project managers any issues that may arise.
  • Facilitate PRS system management for Irish Rail, including training, submission of New User forms, and other administrative duties.

Reports & Meetings

  • Provide monthly progress reports to the NTA for all IÉ NTA funded projects.
  • Meet with the NTA Capital Programme Office each month.


  • Liaise with IÉ partners re external audits – RSM Capital audit and Statutory audit.
  • Liaise with Internal audit when required.
  • Ensure all follow up recommendations are closed

Statutory Accounts/Management Accounts

  • Complete a reconcile exchequer funding note to the statutory accounts , in compliance with Circular 13/2014 - Management of and Accountability for Grants from Exchequer Funds

EU co-funded projects

  • Co-ordinate and submit in a timely manner all EU funding submissions.
  • Submit EU claims and reports as and when scheduled.


  • Develop and implement a training programme for staff within the section.
  • Answer Parliamentary Questions and FOI requests as appropriate.

*** This job description is not exhaustive, and merely outlines the key duties and responsibilities of the position.***

A detailed Job Description can be found here.


Essential Criteria

  • Professional Accountancy qualification or business degree
  • High level interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Excel
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven leadership
  • SAP knowledge


  • Knowledge of funding eligibility rules

A competency-based interview will form part of this selection process. Candidates may be shortlisted on the basis of their application/CV and relevant experience.

If any applicants have special requirements, please advise Shared Services when forwarding your application.

If you are interested in applying for this role, applications including CV should be forwarded to: by 4pm Friday 26th July 2024. A full job description can be requested at this address also.

At Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion in all that we do.  This starts with how we recruit people. It is important to us that all individuals feel welcome to join our organisation and we take great care to ensure an even playing field for all.

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.