IH News 2023

Own goal

Irish Rail regularly warn about the impact that bridge strikes have on their network.

Today, the CIE Group went for an own goal, when a railway overbridge in Cork (on the Dublin – Cork line) was hit by a Bus Eireann bus.

One wonders how CIE, which is allowed to self insure*, will handle any costs associated with this.

* It is my belief that this provision of the Road Traffic Act is unconstitutional as the State is allowing one public transport operator to self insure and not others, thereby showing favourtism. Constitutionally, the State is not permitted to favour itself and must favour all equally or not at all.