SBP editorial: Who should own Ireland’s rail network?

24th February, 2019

Ireland’s rail network has been in state hands since the conclusion of World War II and despite the occasional experiment with private ownership (Dublin’s light rail Luas springs to mind), the view of all governments has been that despite its many challenges, CIE/Irish Rail remains the company best equipped to operate Ireland’s myriad of rail routes.

However, the service remains beset by a range of challenges, and a...

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