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Railway Safety Act 2005
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17 January 2006

The Railway Safety Act 2005 puts in place a modern regulatory framework for railway safety.

The Act established an independent statutory public body, the Railway Safety Commission, to regulate railway safety in Ireland.  The Railway Safety Commission has wide-ranging powers to monitor and inspect railway infrastructure and to take enforcement action where necessary.  The Commission's Railway Incident Investigation Unit investigates serous railway accidents.