Iarnród Éireann operates a fixed penalty payment scheme on all our routes, (Intercity, Commuter and DART). You must Purchase a valid ticket for the journey you are making, before joining the train.
If you don’t have a valid ticket on board the Train you will have to pay a fixed penalty payment of €100 plus the unpaid fare.
Here are the contact details for our Revenue Protection Unit
Revenue Protection Building
Tel: 1850 366 222
Revenue Protection Unit
Revenue Protection Building
Tel: 1850 366 222
Ticket Vending Machines are in operation throughout our network. These machines are monitored and regularly maintained to ensure that they are operational. Irish Rail is automatically notified if the TVMs are out of order. In the unlikely event that the booking office is closed and all the Ticket Vending Machines are not working, you will be required to pay for your journey on the train or at your destination. Failure to pay the required fare will result in a Fixed Payment Notice being issued.
You will be issued with a Fixed Payment Notice as the ticket is not valid without the required DSP identification.
It is your responsibility to buy any additional ticket that you need to complete your journey before boarding the train otherwise you will be issued with a Fixed Payment Notice.
Any person aged 16 years or older who purchases a child ticket will be issued with a Fixed Payment Notice. Child tickets are only valid for persons aged 3-15 years. Persons aged 16-18 years can avail of reduced rate child fares in the Dublin Short Hop Zone and on the Cork commuter services between Cork and Cobh and Cork and Midleton if they obtain a personalised Leap card for 16 - 18 year-olds with the card holders name and photograph. See Leapcard.ie
Any authorised officer of Irish Rail can issue a Fixed Payment Notice.
Yes. The authorised officer can confiscate the ticket as it may be used as evidence if the Fixed Payment is not paid and the case is prosecuted before the courts.
No. You have 21 days to pay the Fixed Payment Notice.
If you have been issued with a Fixed Payment Notice and you wish to appeal the decision, you can do so via email to RPU@irishrail.ie or in writing to the Revenue Protection Unit, Connolly Station, Amiens Street, Dublin 1 within 21 days from the date of issue of the Fixed Payment Notice.
No. If you board a train without a valid ticket, you will be issued with a Fixed Payment Notice.
You will be issued with a Fixed Payment Notice, as a discounted student ticket is only valid on production of a valid student I.D card.Accepted Student I.D can be found in the fares and tickets section.
A Fixed Payment Notice can be issued for failing or refusing to give your name or address to an authorised officer or giving a name or address which is false or misleading. A Fixed Payment Notice can also be issued for trespass on a railway, unlawful use of an emergency cord or other system of communication between passengers and train drivers and failure to shut and fasten gates of level crossings or passage. Breach of CIE bye-laws can also be prosecuted before the District Court. A full list of CIE bye-laws as set out in the Córas Iompair Éireann Bye-laws (Confirmation) Order, 1984 can be found on irishrail.ie.
Where a passenger has committed more than one offence, the Fixed Payment Notice will reflect an increased fine.
Yes. If an authorised officer reasonably suspects that a person is committing or has committed an offence under Section 129 of the Railway Safety Act 2005, he or she may require the person to give his or her name and address and, if the person fails or refuses to do so or gives a name that the authorised officer reasonably suspects is false or misleading, the authorised officer may arrest that person without warrant and deliver, as soon as practicable, the person into the custody of a member of the Garda Síochána to be dealt with according to law.
In the event that the Fixed Payment is not paid, you can be prosecuted and face a potential fine of up to €1,000 upon conviction as well as legal costs.
Each year Iarnród Éireann carries over 38 million passengers on its Intercity, DART and Commuter trains. If even a small percentage of passengers failed to pay for their tickets, the revenue lost to Iarnród Éireann would be substantial.
Fare evasion is a criminal offence. You must purchase a valid ticket for the journey you are making before you get on any train. If you do not have a valid ticket or validated Leap/Smart card when asked to produce your ticket, you can be prosecuted in the District Court under the Railway Safety Act 2005. A passenger who travels without a valid ticket faces a fine of up to €1,000 on conviction in the District Court as well as legal costs.
If you cannot produce a valid ticket when requested to do so by an authorised officer, you may be issued with a Fixed Payment Notice. This means that if you wish to avoid a court appearance and the possibility of receiving a criminal conviction, you may pay a fine of €100 plus your unpaid fare. The Fixed Payment option is only available for a period of 21 days as set out in the Railway Safety Act. If the fine is not paid within that period, a summons will issue and legal costs will be incurred.
If you have been issued with a Fixed Payment Notice you can pay it online.
You are responsible for ensuring that you buy a ticket that is valid for your entire journey before travelling. If you cannot produce a valid ticket when requested to do so by an authorised officer, you will be issued with a Fixed Payment Notice.
No. It is your responsibility to allow yourself reasonable time to buy a ticket before travelling. Ticket Vending Machines are provided at stations. Tickets can also be bought in advance of travel from ticket offices or on line at www.irishrail.ie