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Strike set to give Republic of Ireland fans rail pain

By Staff Reporter

Football fans heading to the second leg of the Republic's World Cup play-off against Denmark in Dublin next week face travel chaos after talks to resolve the Irish Rail dispute failed.

More train stoppages have been scheduled over the next few weeks, including match day on November 14, as workers protest to demand a 3.75% pay increase.

A stoppage is expected today, with no trains operating across Intercity, Dart and commuter routes.

Iarnrod Eireann management said that as more than 150,000 journeys are made on the network daily, it is not possible to provide alternative transport on dates of industrial action.

It also said it regretted the decision by the company's trade unions to schedule the strikes during November and December.

No rail services will operate today, November 14, November 23 and December 8. Iarnrod Eireann said passengers will be entitled to refunds for monthly, annual and other tickets.

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