Irish Rail pays out over €60,000 in refunds to passengers for services that were at least sixty minutes late

More than €60,000 in refunds was paid to Irish Rail passengers for trains that ran at least an hour late over the past eighteen months.

The €60,136 in compensation was paid to 2,493 people, at the rate of around €24 per claim made.

Figures from the rail operator show that a total of 294 trains were at least sixty minutes late since the beginning of last year.

There were delays of more than two hours on a further 27 services, according to figures released under FOI by Irish Rail.