Covid-19 complaints to Irish Rail include a dog sitting on a table, passengers vaping, and just a single toilet on a two hour train ride

A dog being left sitting on a table, just a single toilet on a two hour train ride, and passengers vaping and drinking were among more than 690 complaints made to Irish Rail about Covid-19 measures over the past four months.

Figures show that there were 176 complaints received in June with a steep rise in July when the rail operator logged 280 from disgruntled passengers.

There was a fall-off in August to 149 complaints, and a sharp drop in the number received by Irish Rail in September at just 86.

A sample of complaints released by Irish Rail under FOI reveal a variety of complaints including one of two passengers who travelled with their dog from Dublin to Cork.