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Irish passenger numbers increase and losses reduced

RECORD revenue and passenger numbers were achieved in 2017 according to the latest Irish Rail (IR) annual report published in June, despite the company reporting a deficit of €1.1million, a 62.8% reduction on the €2.9m loss in 2016.

The report also reveals a lack in transparency on how charges are allocated to its freight division.

Passenger numbers matched the pre-recession record of 45.5 million carried in

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