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Do I need to get a ticket to accompany my Free Travel/Public Services Card?

Customers are advised of the following when travelling on Iarnrod Éireann Irish Rail  DART, Commuter Rail and Intercity services.

Travelling by Intercity Rail on Iarnrod Éireann Irish Rail
Present your Public Services Card/Free Travel Card at a ticket desk where you will be issued with a ticket for travel. Please use this ticket to enter through the gates.
Travelling in the Short Hop Zone on Iarnrod Eireann Irish Rail DART and Commuter services (see map)
Touch your card on a Smartcard gate/machine or pole when entering and exiting the stations or platforms. You must touch your card on the smartcard gate/machine or pole at both sides of your journey.
Travelling to Northern Ireland
Free Travel Pass holder/s should present their Free Pass/PSC Card at the Ticket Office to get a ticket for travel

Terms and Conditions of Travel - 
Please Note - You can only avail of Free Travel if you have a valid Public Services Card or a valid Free Travel Pass with you.

Failure to present your Card/Pass on request to a ticket inspector or driver, or to comply with instructions, may result in you being asked to pay a fare for the trip or you may be issued with a fixed penalty notice.