Irish Rail could get into broadband provision by using the existing & disused rail network, fibre could be laid underground along lines without digging up the whole country, might be a nice little income stream for them for the old network (above left)…
Richard Smith (above centre) on holiday from USA walks past train drivers and rail workers as they begin a 24-hour strike, the first of five that will shut down Dart, commuter, and Intercity rail services in the run up to Christmas.
Heuston Station, Dublin
From left: Greg Ennis of SIPTU and General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) Dermot O’Leary join the picket
The Iarnród Éireann Trade Union Group have written to the Group Secretary of CIE saying it is “long since passed time that leadership was provided” to end the dispute.
I was sitting behind this guy on the 13:15 train from Dublin to Waterford this afternoon. He ate a lovely cheese sandwich and read his paper, then carefully left the crusts – yes the crusts, this guy was in his 60s – and the newspaper on the floor under his seat.