Irish Area Council

The CIRO Ireland Area Council brings together the knowledge and expertise of rail operators from across the Island of Ireland.  Uniting rail workers in Ireland and Northern Ireland, sharing common goals of furthering our professional development and building strong connections and networks that spread across our two countries.

Our goal is to enhance the development of our members using CIRO resources, such as webinars, online learning courses, and sharing our collective wisdom. By enhancing the professional development of rail workers, we in turn improve the sector and its positive impact on the wider community.


“It’s a really good time to talk about joined up working on the railway network in Ireland. CIRO Irish Area Council looks forward to facilitating useful and sociable discussions and networking opportunities for all rail professionals, whatever their level of experience.”


Council Members

The Irish Area Council has members that represent both Northern Ireland and Ireland. The council members have years of experience within the rail sector and welcome any new members who are interested in joining the CIRO Ireland Area Council and want to help us grow the council’s reputation and reach across the Island of Ireland.


Brian Goodfellow – Chair                                            Finbarr Corcoran

Gavin Collins – Vice-Chair                                          Ishbel Curtin

Shabu Chacko – Treasurer                                          Liam Doherty

Ronan O’Donnell – Educational Liaison                  Don Doyle

Darren Bowe                                                                   Rodney Ferris

Dominic Buckley                                                            Roy Galvin

Catherine Cahill                                                             William Malone

Dan Canty                                                                        Andre Seliger

Anthony Monaghan                                                       Michael Shine

Noel Chambers                                                                Shane Sweeney

Rosaleen Wallace


If you would like to join the Ireland Area Council and be a part of our future endeavours, please contact us at


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