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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Yesterday’s News

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.

Little 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.

# shane-ross - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Danny Healy Rae's drink-driving comments are callous, I won't accommodate his fantasies'

Shane Ross on the rural-urban divide that has opened up on the drink-driving debate.

# shane-ross - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

# shane-ross - Friday 11 August, 2017

'I hope it doesn't take some awful accident for us to wake up to the fact sport is getting more rough'

Shane Ross said he is concerned about dangerous behaviour taking place in sports.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away

Tourism Ireland said the decline in sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

# shane-ross - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Government study asks people if rickshaws should be regulated

The National Transport Authority wants responses from rickshaw drivers and passengers.

# shane-ross - Monday 31 July, 2017

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.

# shane-ross - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers?

Will Shane Ross’s new legislation really make a difference?

So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers?

Come December, Ireland is to begin naming and shaming people convicted of a host of road traffic offences.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year

Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.

# shane-ross - Monday 17 July, 2017

Shane Ross to 'name and shame' drink-drivers by the end of this year

Shane Ross to 'name and shame' drink-drivers by the end of this year

Drunk-drivers disqualified from driving will have their names published on a list.

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK

It’s understood clarity was needed in light of Brexit.

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits

A new bill sponsored by Minister for Transport Shane Ross would see mandatory bans implemented for all drink drivers.

# shane-ross - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Minister prepared to look at cold case of drowning if new evidence produced

John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died in a tragic boating accident off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.

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