Originally Posted by haddockman
IE special services always shun people who live in the Portlaoise to Thurles section in favour of Limerick and Cork.
Has it ever occurred to IE that people in these places do want to avail of late services?
One imagines that there would be some business to be had at local stations to Portlaoise, whether sufficient to justify a special service, I couldn't say.
Irrespective of the demand for a local service to Portlaoise, Portlaoise itself, Templemore and Thurles could be served by the Cork special and as you say would in all probability generate as much business as Charleville.