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#Minister for Transport

# minister-for-transport - 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.

# minister-for-transport - 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.

# minister-for-transport - Sunday 23 July, 2017

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.

# minister-for-transport - Friday 31 March, 2017

'It's just not on': Shane Ross calls travel disruption appalling but says he won't intervene in dispute

He appealed for all picketers to desist and allow workers return to work.

# minister-for-transport - Monday 4 April, 2016

Worn tyres on your car are an absolute killer - and they're set to become a penalty points offence Check Your Tyres This post contains videos

Worn tyres on your car are an absolute killer - and they're set to become a penalty points offence

A brutal new RSA campaign takes aim at one in eight fatal road crashes being caused by vehicle defects – and two thirds of those accidents are caused by bad tyres.

# minister-for-transport - Friday 19 June, 2015

Gardaí are getting tough on anyone driving while disqualified

They will now be arrested straight away.

# minister-for-transport - Thursday 23 April, 2015

City manager: I was completely wrong about Dublin Bikes

Owen Keegan said he wasn’t sure if the scheme would be a success.

# minister-for-transport - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole

Thousands of points could be cancelled.

# minister-for-transport - Friday 15 August, 2014

The Dublin-Belfast railway line is getting a giant facelift

It’s hope it will attract more customers to the Enterprise line.

# minister-for-transport - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

New laws haven't deterred one-in-ten motorists from using their phone while driving

A new survey found that one-in-ten drivers text or talk on their phone.

# minister-for-transport - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Penalty points are being increased for some offences in time for the bank holiday

Speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, or using a phone will now incur three points.

# minister-for-transport - Friday 27 June, 2014

Galway-Dublin cycle route takes shape as preferred final stretch revealed

The transport minister has said it is hoped the final section will run through Shannonbridge, Loughrea, Craughwell, Clarinbridge and Oranmore to the Galway coast.

# minister-for-transport - Monday 23 June, 2014

# minister-for-transport - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Why do tourists love Ireland? Clever marketing

More than 7 million tourists are expected to visit Ireland this year.

# minister-for-transport - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Further strike action at Aer Lingus a "matter of grave concern"

Impact staff at the airline are to issue management with notice of two further one-day strikes.

# minister-for-transport - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

STOP! Luas operators urge drivers to halt at red lights as tram collisions rise Close Calls This post contains videos

STOP! Luas operators urge drivers to halt at red lights as tram collisions rise

Over 90 per cent of road vehicle / tram collisions happened on the Luas Red Line, while ten per cent happened on the Luas Green Line.

# minister-for-transport - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

'It would be better' if Shatter cleared up severance pay issue by Friday, says Varadkar

The Minister for Transport said he didn’t want to kick a man while he was down.

Varadkar: 'Transport Department is no longer the downtown office for Aer Lingus'

The Minister for Transport said the airline staff and the public need to understand that they don’t control the company.

# minister-for-transport - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Varadkar ‘disappointed’ by Aer Lingus strike but says there are other airlines

Leo Varadkar has urged all parties to find a resolution that will prevent strike action this June Bank holiday weekend.

# minister-for-transport - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Do you think Cork Airport should be renamed after Rory Gallagher?

A petition to do just that has over 10,000 signatures.

# minister-for-transport - Friday 7 February, 2014

Huge drop in tailgating on the M50

The number of cars tailgating have dropped since rear facing cameras were put in.

# minister-for-transport - Thursday 23 January, 2014

'Your local GAA lottery wouldn't work like this': Varadkar criticises Rehab Group

The Transport Minister also moved to defend Minister Shatter, saying he was ‘doing the right thing’ by putting details of Rehab’s profits on the public record.

# minister-for-transport - Monday 13 January, 2014

'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland

Clocking means turning the mileage reading back in cars.

# minister-for-transport - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

The new provisions will establish an independent appeals process.

# minister-for-transport - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Varadkar urges unions to engage with Bus Éireann, says cuts can't be postponed

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar said that Bus Éireann would have to implement the LRC measures on 12 May unless “alternative approaches” could be found.

# minister-for-transport - Friday 8 March, 2013

M50 tolls worth €3.3 million written off in 2012

The Minister for Transport said that he didn’t see a way in which the millions could be recouped.

Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance Road Safety This post contains images

Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance

The Transport Minister said that they needed to take “their responsibilities a bit more seriously”.

Poll: Do you think enough is being done to fix Ireland's roads? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think enough is being done to fix Ireland's roads?

The Minister for Transport has said that local authorities are to place a greater focus on maintaining Ireland’s roads. Will it be enough?

# minister-for-transport - Friday 25 January, 2013

Injuries-focused Road Safety Strategy to be launched in March

Minister Varadkar said he aims to make Ireland the country in Europe with the safest roads.

# minister-for-transport - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Varadkar: Ireland needs to be "wiser" about investment in transport

Ireland is not in a position to invest financially in transport like it was in the past – so it needs to be wiser about how it does invest, says the Minster for Transport.

# minister-for-transport - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Increase in tourists in autumn, winter 2012

Visits from mainland Europe were up while the number of tourists coming from Britain declined.

# minister-for-transport - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving

The bill also introduces a Novice Driver category for people in their first two years after qualification.

# minister-for-transport - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Work to start on €370m Luas link-up next year

The project is likely to generate up to 800 jobs in the construction phase and a further 60 permanent jobs.

# minister-for-transport - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence

Speaking in the Dáil last night the Minister said the fall in consumer confidence was probably due to Ministers talking about issues like child benefit and property tax.

# minister-for-transport - Monday 10 September, 2012

Minister Varadkar travels by bog-snorkel in Monaghan Bog Snorkelling This post contains images

Minister Varadkar travels by bog-snorkel in Monaghan

The Minister officially opened the fourth annual Irish Bog Snorkelling event at the weekend. The event raised almost €4,000 for a local child’s cancer treatment.

# minister-for-transport - Sunday 2 September, 2012

My favourite speech: Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Leo Varadkar picks one of the most famous speeches ever made by a US president.

# minister-for-transport - Monday 27 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Monday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Monday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# minister-for-transport - Friday 3 August, 2012

Luas line link project approved

New line will connect the red and green lines in Dublin city and run to the new DIT campus at Grangegorman.

# minister-for-transport - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Security problems at Dublin Airport have been fixed

The airport had been given two months to solve the security issues raised by the European Commission.

# minister-for-transport - Thursday 24 May, 2012

New 'Dubline' tourism trail launched in the Capital

The Dubline interactive Dublin discovery trail will guide visitors from College Green to Kilmainham, through Dublin Castle, Christchurch, the Liberties and St James’ Gate.

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