Our discussions with Irish Rail indicated that child tickets were to be made available without restriction, which is not what is happening. The TVM's are being basically set to the way they were originally, must buy at least 1 adult ticket as part of the transaction
While it would be good to see a full move to both ticket types but would IE just end up shooting themselves in the foot by doing it again. Yes there is extra staff doing checks however I don't think it's enough.
Teens should have a leap card and if they don't they are a little foolish or their parents have money to burn!
Younger children shouldn't be traveling alone anyway.
Should more of a push be made with the leap card?
How to the UK handle such problems? Now they have the resources with RPU staff and transport police at the click of a finger something which isn't really sustainable here at all stations.