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Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar: many rural rail services will “no longer be sustainable”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Minister of State has denied there is any Government plan to close down rural railway lines in the wake of (...)

 Micheál Martin:  “It goes to the heart of how a system and a Government treats whistleblowers. The Minister is very culpable with regard to the remarks he made on the floor of this House.”

Garda whistleblowers were isolated, undermined and denied access to records, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Marti(...)

Gathering at the maypole: children re-create happy memories for visitors to the Bayno, or Iveagh Trust play centre in Dublin, where they and thousands of others spent time after school as children between 1913 and the 1970s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Message to the State: “Hands off our Gathering.” While Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar was saying this week that the Gathering, as successful as it(...)