RTE is set to air a special special report this afternoon about the “orphan” of a railway that ran into a tunnel, but this is just a game.
It is all part of a game that RTE will play this evening, on the first of two consecutive nights.
The story of the “old” RTE was told by Noel Cowards father and grandfather in his book The Trains, published in 2000.
In a fascinating and touching interview, the man who was at the helm of the RTE from 1981 to 1987 said he was “saddened” by the loss of life on the platform, as well as the “lack of safety in the trains” as a result of the accident.
“I feel terrible for the families and the relatives of the victims.
We all do,” he said.”
But we also know the risk is there.
People should never be in a position where you are going to put yourself in harm’s way.”
We were fortunate that there was a fire that went out, and there were a number of people that died.
But it was a tragic accident.
“A year ago, RTE presented a special feature on the tragedy called “The Lost Trains”, in which the man at the top of the ladder that lost the life of a passenger in the fire was revealed to have been in charge of the operation.
But he did not know that at the time, the fire had not even begun.”
He was very lucky he had the courage to step down.
It’s a great tragedy,” he explained.”
This is a big event, and it’s a very tragic event, for the passengers and the staff.
The staff were all really close to their families, and they were all devastated by it.
“In his book, Noel Cowans father said he knew the loss was “very painful”.”
We all know what we are going through.
We’re not really aware of it.
We just look at it as a game to play.
I’m sad to say, I have been given the honour of being able to sit in the chair and sit down in the room where the tragedy occurred,” he told RTE.RTE will broadcast the programme on Sunday at 6pm.