Iarnród Éireann and Sustainability
Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is set to be the backbone of a public transport network that prioritises sustainable mobility for our citizens, visitors, communities and companies.
However, we in Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail place sustainability not only at the heart of the service and infrastructure we deliver, but also at the heart of how we deliver them.
A sustainable national transport system, with our railway network playing a pivotal role, raises the quality of life by:
- Reducing environmental impacts while improving climate resilience
- Helping to create a more sustainable economy
- Enhancing social inclusion and access to our economy and society for all
Our team of over 4,100 colleagues are working every day to achieve this, in what we do today, and in how we build for the future.
Our actions align with and support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ireland’s Climate Action Plan, National Development Plan 2021-2030, the European Green Deal, the CIÉ Group’s Sustainability Strategy and the EU’s “Fit for 55” initiative.
For more information you can download our SustainabilitIE document here.
Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail and Sustainability
Iarnród Éireann has been chosen by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champion for 2023/24.