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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

# shane-ross - Friday 9 February, 2018

From The42 Irish MMA Association issues strong response to 'misinformation' from Minister Shane Ross Riposte

Irish MMA Association issues strong response to 'misinformation' from Minister Shane Ross

IMMAA’s John Kavanagh has released a comprehensive statement.

Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter

Joao Carvalho died on 11 April 2016 after he was knocked out during an MMA fight in the National Boxing Stadium.

# shane-ross - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries? Passenger Name Directive This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries?

Ireland must shortly pass a new law in order to be compliant with EU security standards regarding flight passenger information.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

The re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station has been thrown into serious doubt

That’s despite an announcement before Christmas that the station was one of six to be re-opened.

# shane-ross - Monday 22 January, 2018

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

# shane-ross - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today

TDs voted in favour of the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 at its second stage in the Dáil.

# shane-ross - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Over 228 people appeal car clamping decisions in the first two months of new law

Last year legislation came into effect to regulate clamping in Ireland, allowing for an appeals process from people who have felt hard-done by from clamping companies.

# shane-ross - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

# shane-ross - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence

Shane Ross said he wants a sliding scale to be brought in.

# shane-ross - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'It's a TRACKING app, where did those four minutes go?': Complaints made about Dublin Bus

Some people took issue with proposed changes to public transport in the capital, while others complained about alleged dangerous driving.

# shane-ross - Friday 22 December, 2017

'The minister is talking about the Man United game instead of the rail strike'

Industrial action by Irish Rail workers affected many commuters in November.

# shane-ross - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'When are you going to bring in the army to drive the buses?': Complaints made during Bus Éireann strike

Commuters were affected by three weeks of industrial action earlier this year.

# shane-ross - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge A bunch of TDs were menaced by Stormtroopers at the Irish Star Wars premiere last night Use The Force

A bunch of TDs were menaced by Stormtroopers at the Irish Star Wars premiere last night

Don’t worry, one of them had a lightsaber.

# shane-ross - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Video: The Luas Cross City is fully operational for the first time Luas Cross City This post contains videos

# shane-ross - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours

Shane Ross has said the 24-hour travel notice period disabled passengers must give Irish Rail is ‘unacceptable’.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'Every death is one too many': Vigil held in memory of 14 cyclists who've died on Irish roads this year

“Historically, I don’t think the government has taken cycling seriously as a mode of transport.”

# shane-ross - Friday 10 November, 2017

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies

His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.

# shane-ross - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'It's off': Shane Ross says that the Independent Alliance won't be going to North Korea

Ross said it had “never developed into a stage where [they] were going” to North Korea.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Learner drivers who drive unaccompanied are breaking the law. They mustn't do it and we must enforce it'

The government is cracking down on car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers use their vehicles.

How much salt we have in stock and other Important Things to know about winter

Ministers were giving their annual ‘Winter Ready’ update today. We appear to have plenty of salt.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car

Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.

Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'

They’re also not happy with Transport Minister Shane Ross’ lack of intervention in the dispute.

# shane-ross - Monday 6 November, 2017

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea

“I am not the keeper of any of my ministers,” said the Taoiseach today.

# shane-ross - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Rail union 'unsurprised' at Taoiseach's 'ignorant' claim that strikes won't affect pay deal

The Taoiseach said that whatever deal is struck at the end of the dispute won’t be affected by the announced strike action.

# shane-ross - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?

Shane Ross is to introduce the bill to the Dáíl next week.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.

# shane-ross - Friday 13 October, 2017

The new M20 road linking Cork and Limerick will be built, says Taoiseach

There had been some confusion over the project as it was left out of Paschal Donohoe’s Budget speech last Tuesday.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was willing to raise the points.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'You cannot condone a drink-driver taking the lives of our children. We need this legislation'

A road safety campaigner called on all politicians to back new drink-driving legislation outside Leinster House yesterday.

# shane-ross - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned

A leading expert says young people are at greater risk of concussion and brain injury.

# shane-ross - Friday 29 September, 2017

Shane Ross: Decision to reopen Stepaside Garda Station was not 'stroke politics'

The Minister for Transport said the reopening of the station was following through on what he promised to constituents.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016

The new board at the OCI had sought an urgent meeting with Ross to restore its funding.

# shane-ross - Thursday 31 August, 2017

OCI to ask Shane Ross for funding back after accepting findings of report into Rio ticketing scandal

The Olympic Council will co-operate with an International Olympic Committee investigation into its former president Pat Hickey.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'I would place more emphasis on what Michael O’Leary says than I would what Minister Ross will'

Fianna Fáil is calling for action to protect the aviation industry after Brexit.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal

The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.

'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July

'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July

While there has been a 3.8% boost in overall overseas visitors this year, there was a decline in tourist numbers last month.

# shane-ross - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control

Transport officials warn that the issue poses a ‘unique problem’.

# shane-ross - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'I am not a fan': Shane Ross says he probably won't watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight

Ross has been critical of MMA in the past and has vowed to bring in regulations.

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