Irish Rail has warned customers looking to travel over the Christmas period and New Year that it will be mandatory to pre-book Intercity travel in advance.
From December 18, non-essential inter-county travel will be permitted for the first time in two months, or three months in the case of Dublin, however, Irish Rail will be operating at 50% capacity on board rail services and all public transport.
Irish Rail says pre-booking Intercity travel will "ensure the available capacity is effectively managed, providing rail customers with a safe and sanitary travelling environment over the Christmas and New Year period".
People intending to travel between December 18th and January 6th are advised:
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