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Passenger use on the controversial Limerick-Galway rail route has increased by 57 per cent over the past seven years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Passenger use on the controversial Limerick-Galway rail route has increased by 57 per cent over the past seven years, and by 288 per cent on the route(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the people behind the immigration  figures he has welcomed face real problems of finance, career progress and accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was the migration data the Government had been waiting for since the numbers leaving Ireland began to rocket post-2008. On Tuesday, at the same pr(...)

The Global Irish Festival Series will be piloted along the Wild Atlantic Way in Limerick and Donegal this October Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A new tourism initiative encouraging Irish emigrants and their descendents to attend a festival in the county they came from in Ireland has been (...)

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More than two years after it was promised, the Government is reviewing a possible extension of the western rail corridor from Athenry, Co Galway, to C(...)

Fianna Fáil has launched a new policy   aimed at improving safety for cyclists and overhauling cycling infrastructure.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Motorists who park in cycle lanes should receive penalty points and a fine, Fianna Fáil has said. The party launched a new policy on Tuesday aimed at(...)

 The mid-term congressional elections in the US are on November 6th. Photograph: Mandel Nagen/AFP/Getty Images

The State is to send a team of election observers to monitor the US mid-term congressional elections in November, reversing its previous position that(...)

 Ciarán Cannon, Minister of State for Diaspora: ‘As it moves from generation to generation that sense of Irishness begins to become diluted. If we allow that to happen, then we have a problem.’  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Before Ciarán Cannon was appointed Minister of State for Diaspora 13 months ago, he admits he was only “vaguely aware” of the Government’s policy on d(...)

‘On the BBC, one woman described her 20,000km, 36-hour round trip from Tokyo, just to cast a ballot.’

This May it happened again: the country went to the polls, and thousands of citizens flocked #hometovote - an expression of global solidarity that rev(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

A group of TDs and Senators opposed to repeal of the Eighth Amendment gathered in Merrion Square in Dublin. Photograph: Sarah Bardon

A cross-party group of TDs and Senators has joined together calling for a No vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. The event, which took p(...)

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