Dublin Airport will close its rail terminal at the end of 2019, leaving thousands of passengers stranded on a deserted island in the North.
The Irish Transport Authority (ITA) has decided to close the airport after 20 years of operation.
The terminal is one of the busiest in the country and serves around 30,000 passengers a day.
The ITA said it would shut down its services to allow the island to be used for tourism and commercial purposes.
The ITA is in the process of deciding the next steps, including when to reopen it to the public.
In the past, the airport was used for a range of purposes including tourism and the sale of goods and services.
It was also the site of a number of international conventions.
Dublin’s airport terminal has been closed since 2010 after being shut down for a two-year period.
It closed for a three-week period last year due to severe snow and ice.
The airport was also shut down in 2015 due to a severe storm.