Herd of deer killed in Irish Rail crash between Thurles and Limerick Junction

Fintan Walsh

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Herd of deer killed in Irish Rail crash between Thurles and Limerick Junction

A HERD of deer have been reportedly killed in a train crash between Thurles and the Limerick Junction, resulting in "mechanical damage" and delays this Monday evening. 

Irish Rail confirmed in a tweet at 6pm that its 4.25pm service "struck a herd of deer" between Thurles and Limerick Junction. 

"Train has suffered mechanical damage as a result. Expect a significant delay. Update to follow," Irish Rail said on Twitter. 

A spokesperson told the Limerick Leader that after maintenance was carried out on, the train resumed its journey with a 40-minute delay. 

He confirmed that neither the passengers nor the driver suffered any physical injuries. 

A concerned member of the public asked Irish Rail the condition of the deer, to which an official replied: "Sadly they didn't make it."