Re: Re: Developments in Cork
The Irish most certainly were running what is now Irish Rail in the 1800s. It just it was a new and “sexy” industry run by the most forward-thinking business people at the time. Thesedays it’s a sluggish state monopoly with a love of the status quo and a hatred of passengers.
It’s got nout to do with Irish independence from Britain. British Rail went through a similar period of abysmal service too.