We do not envisage stopping the service as a result of reported anti-social behaviour.
However, in the event of an emergency or safety related incident, Iarnrod Éireann will follow normal protocols and a service or services may be disrupted.
We use the number 51444 as our text number. This number is provided to us for use by Sendmode. Other services use the 51444 number, meaning that it is a shared number.
However, by using the keyword “TRAIN” in your text, this designates your text as belonging to the Iarnrod Éireann Text Service, and it means that your text is directed to us (and specifically to the designated and Iarnrod Éireann Staff teams who will review and act on it.
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If you have a query relating to any of Iarnród Éireann’s procurement processes, or would like further information on how to gain access to upcoming tenders, please direct your query to one of the 5 Category Managers below.
Rolling Stock and Utilities – Gary Mander (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Facilities Management – Fergal Riggs (email@example.com)
Indirect Goods and Services – Tommy Conlon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Information Technology – Li Qian (email@example.com)
Rail Networks – Martin Egan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Iarnród Éireann utilises the eTenders platform for the management of its procurement processes. The eTenders platform is free to register, and can be accessed at etenders.gov.ie
If you wish to appeal against a fixed payment notice, with which you have been issued, you must do so in writing or via email to the addresses shown on the receipt given to you by the inspector within 21 DAYS. Failure to pay will lead to a prosecution and a Criminal conviction plus a fine of up to a €1000 in the District Courts.
*Due to COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions, customers are advised that alcohol is not permitted on any Iarnród Éireann service until further notice.
For information regarding DATA Protection please see our Privacy and Cookies Policy
For information on Filming/photo shoots on Iarnród Éireann services and property, and/or Córas Iompair Éireann property please click here.
Iarnród Éireann, on its own behalf and the behalf of any contractor, subcontractor, agent or partner of Iarnród Éireann, does not accept any responsibility for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem in any network, system, server, provider, or otherwise which may result in any text sent via the Service being lost or not properly sent or received or responded to.
Customers and other users of the Service hereby waive any claim whatsoever against Iarnrod Eireann for any liability, loss, costs, damages and expenses arising from any such problems or arising as a result of or in connection with using the Service.
The information you provide as part of the Iarnrod Eireann Text Service will not be used for the purposes of marketing to you.
As identified in these Terms and FAQs, Iarnród Éireann contracts with third-party service providers to assist with the Text Service.
Our service providers are required to keep confidential the information received on behalf of Iarnród Éireann and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Iarnród Éireann. These service providers may change or we may contract with additional service providers to better accommodate our customers.
You have the right under applicable Data Protection Laws to access personal data held about you. You also have the right to the rectification of inaccurate data and the erasure of Personal Data where there is no longer a legal ground for processing of the information as per the Iarnród Éireann Data Retention Policy.
You have the following rights (S4 of the IÉ Data Protection Policy, May 2018), in certain circumstances and subject to certain restrictions, in relation to your personal data:
In order to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact our Data Protection Officer on email@example.com
Our text service provider, Sendmode, will receive your data to assist us in operating the Iarnrod Éireann Text Service.
Depending on the nature of the incident, Iarnrod Éireann may be required to pass your information to the Gardaí, particularly if the Gardaí are investigating criminal activity on the DART, or at any DART station and you are a witness to the commission of a crime.
In addition, we may need to pass your information to our insurers or legal advisers as part of any claim in relation to the reported incident.
Where data is shared it will be governed by a contract in line with the Iarnrod Éireann Data Protection Policy, May 2018.
The legal bases on which we collect, process and transfer personal data relating to you in the manner described above are:
Iarnród Éireann is committed to ensuring the lawful, fair and transparent collection of data. Personal Data shall be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.Personal Data shall be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject. In this instance there are legitimate interests for collecting this data.
The purpose of this processing is to enable Iarnrod Éireann to track and appropriately deal with anti-social behaviour on the DART or at the train station and or to track and appropriately deal with damage to property.
The text service is not free because Iarnród Éireann was advised that a free text service may have resulted in more hoax or non-genuine texts being received.
The aim of the text service is to improve the customer experience while not disrupting the service to deal with prank texts.
Yes for the cost of sending the text.
The message rate depends on the user's mobile operator and particular price plan to which they are signed up.
For information on the standard message rate that applies, contact your mobile operator.
A standard text is 155 Characters.
When you text TRAIN to 51444, your text message is received (firstly) by our service provider, Sendmode and is then passed to or is accessible by designated Iarnród Éireann staff for investigation.
This is always subject to any system or network issues or time delays.
Anti-social behaviour should be reported using the Text Service. Anti-social behaviour occurs when a person acts in a way that causes or may cause another person harassment, significant or persistent alarm, distress, fear or intimidation, or impairs their use or enjoyment of their property, or of DART or of Iarnrod Éireann property in a significant or persistent way.
Anti-social behaviour that may be reported using the Text Service includes (but is not limited to) public intoxication, disorderly conduct, vandalism, or abusive or insulting behaviour.
Text the keyword “TRAIN”, along with your report of anti-social behaviour, to 51444
It’s important that you use the keyword 'TRAIN', as the text number 51444 is a Shared Text Service – using “TRAIN” means that the text is directed to Iarnrod Éireann Irish Rail.
If you wish to register a complaint under the 2005 Disability Act please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NO. Smoking is prohibited on all trains, offices and enclosed station areas. Iarnród Éireann treats replacement devices such as e-cigarettes in an identical manner to traditional cigarettes and they cannot be used onboard trains, within offices or in enclosed station areas.
Please contact the terminal station of the service you travelled on. You can find all station contact details on our Station Information page.
For all services into Heuston Station call (0)1 703 3299 (Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00).
For all services into Connolly Station call (0)1 703 2358 (Monday to Friday 10:00 - 13:00).
Send an email to email@example.com with a subject line of Lost Property and give as many details as possible.
Please note that we only hold onto lost property items for 30 days.
Iarnród Éireann uses the following website for advertising all of its formal tender opportunities.
Interested parties are advised to register on this site to gain access to all live tender processes.
Please see our Guidance For Third Party Works page.
The Annual Report can be downloaded in PDF format from 2003 to present here
Iarnród Éireann is committed to operating in an environmentally sound manner, and to encouraging the expansion of rail as a mode of sustainable mobility and transport in order to reduce the greenhouse effect and other forms of pollution. Visit our Environment page.