Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said his priority for funding heavy rail is to protect the operational network and to maintain safety standards rather than to expand the network. “I have no immediate plans to further expand the rail network,” he said. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government will not be going ahead with further development of the Western Rail Corridor.Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said his prio(...)

A detail from the cover of It’s The Stars Will Be Our Lamps by Alan Walsh

I was living in London when I started reading the old Irish stories again. I had gone there for work and had started missing home pretty hard. It’s a (...)

The proposed greenway on the Collooney to Claremorris section of the disused Galway-Sligo railway line aims to replicate the success of the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Mayo County Council is under pressure from rival lobby groups over the future of a large section of the disused railway line between Galway and Sligo,(...)