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Irish rail strike causes disruption to travellers for second day

Enterprise train
Image caption The Enterprise will only operate between Belfast and Newry

Thousands of travellers in the Republic of Ireland have continued to face disruption because of a rail strike at Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail).

No rail services, apart from the Luas in Dublin will run, due to a two-day stoppage in a row over pay cuts.

The Enterprise train service from Belfast has only run as far as Newry.

The strike is one of four days of industrial action planned by Siptu and National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) members over pay cuts.

The 48-hour stoppage began at 12:01 BST on Sunday.

Fans heading to Croke Park in Dublin for Sunday's football semi-final between Kerry and Mayo were forced to travel by road.

Further strikes are planned for 7 and 21 September.

These dates coincide with the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals.

Unions say these dates were chosen to minimise the impact on people travelling to work and school.

The proposals for pay cuts were accepted by three trade unions but were rejected by Siptu and the NBRU.

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