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Depending on the height of their crane, some of the men will climb down for a break during a shift, but if the pressure is on the crane operator will stay in his cab and take his break there. Photograph: Muno Bidhaway/Muno Explore

Sometimes Brian can feel the sound of the city up through his boots. The pounding of pile drivers reverberates into his crane cab, and the rumble o(...)

The Van-themed mural at Kilbarrack Dart station in north Dublin, celebrating local author Roddy Doyle

Thirty years ago, Roddy Doyle, the creator of The Van, The Commitments and The Snapper was a teacher at Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack, drea(...)

Passengers often complain that public transport can be expensive, overcrowded, slow and lacking reach. Photograph: iStock

As pollution released by vehicles and industry continues to have severe consequences for our health and the environment, sustainable transport has nev(...)

A stretch of the old rail line between Youghal and Midleton which is to be turned into a greenway. Photograph: Denis Minihane

The allocation of €8 million by the Government towards the €15 million cost of a greenway in east Cork has been welcomed by local politicians. Mayor (...)

The M7 is being widened from two to three lanes on a 13.6km stretch between Naas and Newbridge between Junction 8 (Johnstown) and Junction 11 where the M7 and M9 merge. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Part of a long-awaited upgrade to the M7 is due to open on Monday. The M7 is being widened from two to three lanes on a 13.6km stretch between Naas a(...)

  Liveline host Joe Duffy’s investigative skills make for interesting listening

Has Joe Duffy ever considered becoming a private detective? This isn’t meant as a sly hint, à la managers suggesting employees seek new opportunities (...)

Irish Rail has said it will give free travel for 25 years to a baby girl born on one of its services on Tuesday. File photograph: Irish Rail

Irish Rail has said it will give free travel for 25 years to a baby girl born on one of its services on Tuesday. In a tweet, the company said that wh(...)

Staff on board the train located a nurse who went to the woman’s assistance.

A woman gave birth to a baby girl on board a commuter train travelling from Galway to Dublin on Tuesday. The 3.05pm service from Galway to Heuston wa(...)

Not for the first time this year, a dog has taken a solo train trip into Dublin’s city centre, Irish Rail has said. The dog joined the early morning (...)

Lorcan O’Connor, chief executive of CIÉ,  at Heuston Station, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Lorcan O’Connor played with a train set as a kid. His children now have their own and he likes to play with them on occasion. But, sitting in the old(...)

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