Independent County Councillor Gabe Cronnelly has expressed his unhappiness that rail commuters from Athenry train station, between the hours of 4pm to 8am, are unable to use the waiting room and have no facilities.

Councillor Cronnelly noted that 16 different trains serve the station between those hours yet “Irish Rail’s sole employee quits at 4pm each day when a private security firm take over during which time the waiting room is locked.”