interestingly i just had another phonecall from Irish Rail and they claim the lights have now been fixed (i doubt it was anything to do with my tongue lashing).
He also claimed that the shore has been drained so the flooding at the base of the stairs should also be gone. But admitted thats just a temporary fix and a more material piece of work needs to be completed (no comment on when that would take place).
So good that they called back...but disgraceful that something so dangerous took 10 days to fix and the guy on the phone agreed.
So we'll see this evening!