Railing against threat to trains
I heard Leo Varadkar on the radio last year: he spoke of the mystique of the railway, boasted he'd actually been on a train earlier that day so knew of what he spoke, and then added (sternly) that all over the country of Ireland there were stations and lines that weren't being used and railway workers who were being paid to sit around doing nothing.
Obviously, he implied, he would like to cut all this waste out by closing lines and stations, which would spare the Irish taxpayer a great deal of unnecessary expense - though of course to do this he would need to be in power.
I commute from Sligo to work in Dublin at Trinity College and the American College.
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