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(...)