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Shane Ross

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Constituency: Dublin South
Date of Birth: 11/07/1949

Senator Shane Ross is constesting the general election in Dublin South as an independent candidate. Ross, who is currently the business editor of the Sunday Independent, has been a Senator since his initial election to the body in 1981. He recently co-authored the book "Wasters" which examined financial mismanagement and overspending in Ireland's public sector.



Policies
  • End cronyism by creating an independent commission to select nominees to all boards
  • Renegotiate the deal with IMF/ECB to allow the bondholders to take some pain
  • Introduce single seat constituencies or the list system to give TDs the freedom to legislate not to look over their shoulders and compete with constituency colleagues
  • Reduce Corporate taxes from 12.5% to 9.99%
  • Encourage more foreign direct investment

 

Did you know?

Ross is married to Ruth Buchanan, presenter of RTE’s Playback, and they have two children.


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