Pre-booked seats causing confusion on packed trains

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A Mullingar man has spoken out about what he sees as deficiencies in the way Irish Rail run services from Sligo to Mullingar.

Jackie Kiernan, who often travels to Mullingar with his son, who is disabled, said that the pre-booking system that currently exists is causing havoc for passengers who use the service.

He also questioned why extra carriages where not made available during busy periods, citing the Easter holidays as an example and the recent Longitude Festival also saw trains packed to capacity.

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