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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced

The long-term strategy is backed by a fund of €53 million for the years 2019 to 2021.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year

The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.

# shane-ross - Monday 9 July, 2018

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

# shane-ross - Friday 6 July, 2018

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

# shane-ross - Monday 25 June, 2018

'I can't say Dublin's safe for cyclists': Ministers want crackdown on drivers parking in cycle lanes

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said current regulation around cycle lanes was “light touch”.

# shane-ross - Thursday 21 June, 2018

It's a year since Shane Ross announced Stepaside would re-open. It's still closed, and locals aren't happy

“People in the area are tired of not having clear answers,” local butcher Michael Fleming said.

# shane-ross - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k

Pat Hickey and other key figures were criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe.

'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross

When passed, the law will ensure there is a “fair system of how judges are appointed”, said Shane Ross.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'Regulation or prohibition': Ross puts rickshaw drivers on notice due to 'very deep' safety concerns

Shane Ross says he will decide whether rickshaws will be regulated or banned before the end of the Dáil term.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change

Train and tram drivers are currently allowed a limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

# shane-ross - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on

The RSA spent €2 million on making the PSC mandatory for driving licence applications – before Transport Minister Shane Ross pulled the plug over concerns doing so was illegal.

# shane-ross - Monday 14 May, 2018

At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project - before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal

The Road Safety Authority had scrambled to get its house in order for the PSC introduction, only for the initiative to be dropped suddenly and at the last minute in March of this year.

# shane-ross - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'It's not all pub-orientated': Shane Ross defends new rural bus service ahead of pilot project

Many have described the new routes as “drink links”.

# shane-ross - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?

Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.

# shane-ross - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil

Only the Green Party made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

# shane-ross - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner'

The Taoiseach spoke with AG Seamus Woulfe last night in the wake of his comments.

# shane-ross - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Shane Ross says he had nothing to do with €150,000 grant for private school in his constituency

He said he signed off on the decision without observations or comment.

# shane-ross - Monday 19 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge Ireland's Minister for Sport got the Kearney brothers mixed up, and everybody feels embarrassed Kearneygate

# shane-ross - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'Breathtaking inequality': Shane Ross under fire over €150,000 funding for private school in his constituency

Ross earlier this week confirmed funding to resurface the hockey pitch at Wesley College.

# shane-ross - Monday 5 March, 2018

Buses, trains and Luas back up and running

Customers have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

# shane-ross - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Dublin Airport, Blanchardstown and the N11: These 3 Dublin bus routes are set to get a 24-hour service

Talks are ongoing with the NTA to establish the services in 2018.

# shane-ross - Friday 2 March, 2018

'It’s not just your own life you’re risking': People told to not drive unless journey is essential

Several people had to be rescued after getting stuck in their cars.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

The new law will require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads with a speed limit under 50 km/h.

# shane-ross - Monday 19 February, 2018

Luas says it has fixed the broken real-time displays at all of its stops

The issue is one of a number that have been identified since the Luas Cross City was introduced.

# 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.

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