The Irish Rail network was, at one point, one of the best in the world, we had a network that if it hadn’t been dismantled, we would have FAR less freight traffic on our roads today, but unfortunately it was dismantled by CIE and governments that lacked any real vision.

On another note and one of those completely useless pieces of trivia, the world’s first commercial monorail was Irish and, if memory serves, it was in Listowel and is still the only commercial monorail to have carried freight or livestock on a regular basis.