A protest was held outside Clontarf DART station in Dublin to highlight the lack of accessibility at train stations across the country.

The Access for All group said ongoing problems with broken lifts is impacting the travel plans for disabled people leaving many isolated.

Iarnród Eireann said it is continuing to invest in lifts and 15 stations will have lifts replaced or modernised this year.

"Where faults arise due to vandalism or other issues, the vast majority of lifts are returned to service within hours of the issue being reported, and we work to ensure that information is kept up to date, " the company said in a statement.

However, campaigners say more needs to be done to give disabled people greater freedoms

Kayleigh McKevitt, 28, lives near Clontarf DART station in Dublin, and has experienced persistent problems with access.

"You have to give at least four hours notice [to travel], which I don't think is fair and it doesn’t give us a chance to be spontaneous and we can’t live our lives freely," she said.