There are a few news reports of railway interest on the RTE Archive website – links below:
It is not just Ireland that has a problem with railway stations built for housing development that never occurred. China reports the same problem.
This report on CNN is about a metro station, one entrance of which emerges in a field.
I am currently on board a train from Connolly Station to ParkWest travelling through the Phoenix Park Tunnel.
As the line speed of the track is limited to 30mph, I do wonder what exactly Irish Rail spent money on in doing up this line before trains recommenced.