An investigation is underway after a train hit a herd of cattle on the rail line near Tullamore in Co Offaly yesterday.
Significant damage was caused to the train, and eight cattle were killed in the incident which brought services to a halt on the line from Dublin, to Galway and Westport.
No passengers were injured but there were delays of up to three hours as they were transferred to a replacement train.
Full services are operating normally this morning.
15:35 Heuston Galway has hit a herd of cows near Tullamore. Expect significant delay to this service and all Galway/Westport services as a result. Update to follow
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) June 28, 2018