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# minister-for-transport - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Transport Minister calls for independent and thorough investigation into flight diverted to Belarus
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Transport Minister calls for independent and thorough investigation into flight diverted to Belarus

May 27th 2021, 6:28 PM 8,451 Views 35 Comments

Eamon Ryan told the International Transport Forum (ITF) that a thorough investigation into the incident is needed.

# minister-for-transport - Saturday 6 June, 2020

From Monday, 15 NCT service centres, and 20 NDLS centres will reopen
# Back At The Wheel
# Back At The Wheel

From Monday, 15 NCT service centres, and 20 NDLS centres will reopen

Jun 6th 2020, 6:58 PM 44,324 Views 22 Comments

Here’s the list of centres that are opening again, and the rules in place if you’re using them.

# minister-for-transport - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI
# Two Sections
# Two Sections

Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI

Dec 12th 2019, 9:41 AM 14,427 Views 49 Comments

A plan has been created by FAI members to split the organisation into two sections, the Irish Independent has reported.

# minister-for-transport - Friday 29 March, 2019

FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?

Mar 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 18,249 Views 34 Comments

The Minister for Transport was among those to make the claim.

# minister-for-transport - Thursday 18 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 18th 2018, 2:19 PM 39,642 Views 86 Comments

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
# Going Up
# Going Up

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

Oct 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,112 Views 60 Comments

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?
# What's In A Name?
# What's In A Name?

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

Jul 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 23,345 Views 72 Comments

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
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

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

Mar 31st 2017, 9:18 AM 18,223 Views 115 Comments

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
# Check Your Tyres

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

Apr 4th 2016, 3:12 PM 18,171 Views 70 Comments

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
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Gardaí are getting tough on anyone driving while disqualified

Jun 19th 2015, 8:44 AM 17,443 Views 56 Comments

They will now be arrested straight away.

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

City manager: I was completely wrong about Dublin Bikes
# Ride On
# Ride On

City manager: I was completely wrong about Dublin Bikes

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:30 PM 32,363 Views 40 Comments

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
# Stop The Lights
# Stop The Lights

Emergency legislation may be needed to close penalty points loophole

Dec 9th 2014, 5:30 PM 22,102 Views 41 Comments

Thousands of points could be cancelled.

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

The Dublin-Belfast railway line is getting a giant facelift
# Choo Choo
# Choo Choo

The Dublin-Belfast railway line is getting a giant facelift

Aug 15th 2014, 5:38 PM 18,002 Views 35 Comments

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
# Ring Ring
# Ring Ring

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

Aug 5th 2014, 8:32 AM 7,320 Views 46 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Jul 30th 2014, 10:31 AM 21,907 Views 121 Comments

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
# Greenway
# Greenway

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

Jun 27th 2014, 5:08 PM 16,668 Views 30 Comments

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

Varadkar: People are unlikely to browse the internet on a cup while driving
# Driving Offence
# Driving Offence

Varadkar: People are unlikely to browse the internet on a cup while driving

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:05 PM 28,794 Views 72 Comments

Wait, what?

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

Why do tourists love Ireland? Clever marketing
# Emerald Isle
# Emerald Isle

Why do tourists love Ireland? Clever marketing

Jun 12th 2014, 7:21 PM 19,151 Views 59 Comments

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"
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

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

Jun 7th 2014, 8:31 PM 19,471 Views 129 Comments

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
# Close Calls

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

Jun 4th 2014, 9:13 AM 21,268 Views 80 Comments

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
# Sand In Face
# Sand In Face

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

May 21st 2014, 11:18 PM 10,722 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Strike
# Strike

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

May 21st 2014, 10:24 AM 8,525 Views 29 Comments

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
# Striiiiikkeeee
# Striiiiikkeeee

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

May 15th 2014, 10:29 AM 12,227 Views 74 Comments

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?
# Petition
# Petition

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

Apr 29th 2014, 10:45 AM 8,929 Views 94 Comments

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
# We See You
# We See You

Huge drop in tailgating on the M50

Feb 7th 2014, 1:33 PM 19,770 Views 28 Comments

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
# Scratch Cards
# Scratch Cards

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:53 AM 10,314 Views 29 Comments

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
# Offence
# Offence

'Clocking' car mileage could be banned in Ireland

Jan 13th 2014, 10:56 PM 34,343 Views 111 Comments

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
# Parking
# Parking

Legislation to regulate vehicle clamping to be published early 2014

Dec 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,633 Views 46 Comments

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
# Cuts
# Cuts

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

May 2nd 2013, 4:51 PM 5,219 Views 59 Comments

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
# M50 MOTORWAY
# M50 MOTORWAY

M50 tolls worth €3.3 million written off in 2012

Mar 8th 2013, 11:47 AM 13,843 Views 64 Comments

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
# Road Safety

Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance

Mar 8th 2013, 10:26 AM 7,156 Views 48 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 8th 2013, 9:47 AM 7,945 Views 91 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Injuries-focused Road Safety Strategy to be launched in March

Jan 25th 2013, 6:35 AM 2,637 Views 10 Comments

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
# Transport
# Transport

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

Jan 23rd 2013, 11:18 AM 4,438 Views 36 Comments

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
# Tourism
# Tourism

Increase in tourists in autumn, winter 2012

Jan 9th 2013, 2:04 PM 2,199 Views 3 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving

Dec 11th 2012, 5:56 PM 12,714 Views 85 Comments

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
# Luas
# Luas

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

Nov 27th 2012, 3:44 PM 10,869 Views 58 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence

Oct 10th 2012, 10:29 AM 3,166 Views 54 Comments

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
# Bog Snorkelling

Minister Varadkar travels by bog-snorkel in Monaghan

Sep 10th 2012, 1:45 PM 7,832 Views 21 Comments

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
# Famous Words

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 5:00 PM 5,755 Views 25 Comments

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.

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