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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Today’s News

Road safety chief wants gardaí to be given mobile devices to detect unqualified drivers on the roadside

On World Day of Remembrance for Road Victims, Minister for Transport Shane Ross had a strong message for drink drivers.

Michael D Higgins and Shane Ross fly out with congrats for Ireland's win over All Blacks

Ireland beat New Zealand in a thrilling encounter at the Aviva Stadium.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence

People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.

Number of planes carrying weapons to Shannon this year already surpasses 2017 figures

So far, 423 planes carrying munitions of war have landed in Shannon Airport this year, and 16 landed in Dublin Airport.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Clampdown on rickshaw drivers as new licensing scheme and Garda vetting to be rolled out

A new licensing regime for non-motorised rickshaws only will be introduced.

'Nobody would try this if there was a garda station': Three businesses hit in morning raids in Stepaside

A man in his 20s has been arrested over the robberies.

# shane-ross - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect

The new law removes a concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers received penalty points instead of being disqualified.

Vodafone Ireland is worried that new EU rules will 'stunt' the growth of 5G technology

The carrier has been lobbying the government over the framework that will govern connected car systems.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

New BusConnects plan won't be published until 'sometime' next year

The NTA has said that it can’t indicate when a new plan will be published due to the level of submissions – over 30,000.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'A matter of urgency': Minister promises to take action on dangerous quad bike and scrambler use

Sinn Fein want to give gardaí the power to seize and detain quad bikes and scrambler motorcycles when being used unlawfully.

# shane-ross - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'He's all at sea': Ross criticised for asking for info about bus redesign three weeks after launching it

A letter sent from his constituency office asked for an “official line of detail” that he could give to his constituents on the plan.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Late-night talks secure unwritten granny-flat grant promise, dependent on one pilot property

Shane Ross says the deal isn’t written down, but the finance minister calls it a sensible idea.

# shane-ross - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Ireland's biggest hotel group says its Dublin staff don't feel safe cycling to work

Dalata wrote to ask Transport Minister Shane Ross to press on with a plan for more bike paths.

# shane-ross - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ireland's biggest hotel group says its Dublin staff don't feel safe cycling to work

Dalata wrote to ask Transport Minister Shane Ross to press on with a plan for more bike paths.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

After almost two decades, a €600m ring-road for Galway has finally been given the green light

It’s hoped the scheme will reduce traffic congestion and improve public transport near Galway city.

# shane-ross - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Shane Ross announces €400,000 funding to tackle cyclist safety in Dublin city

The funding is expected to be used by DCC to install smart cyclist detection equipment at 40 junctions around Dublin.

# shane-ross - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Meath MMA event cancelled following Shane Ross's statement over safety concerns

Ross had expressed concern that the event is being held without a number of safety precautions.

# shane-ross - Friday 21 September, 2018

'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations

The review was commissioned following the fatal crash of Rescue 116 last year.

Transport Minister Shane Ross criticised for stating that BusConnects 'isn't under his remit'

The minister said he was attempting to explain that he isn’t in charge of details of the plan.

# shane-ross - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Shane Ross press release congratulates 'Dominant Puspure' for gold medal... but that's not her name

“Dominant Puspure dominated her rivals,” a quote from Minister Ross said, but a spokesperson said he had only seen the correct version of the release.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'I don't deserve to be scorned': Danny Healy-Rae hits back over image of him asleep at All Ireland final

The Kerry TD called Shane Ross a “waste of space” for questioning whether he was wasting a ticket.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors

The company claims that Airbnb visitors will contribute €57 million to the Irish economy this summer.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points

Motorists continue to park on cycle lane because they face no consequences for doing so, said the party.

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales

Questions have been mounting as to where Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is in the midst of this summer’s vulture fund sell off.

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

# shane-ross - Monday 13 August, 2018

Hockey Ireland to receive €500k high performance grant following women's success at World Cup

The organisation received the highest allocation of funding earmarked for 17 different sports bodies.

From The42 Hockey the big winner as breakdown of additional €1.5 million funding revealed Funding

Hockey the big winner as breakdown of additional €1.5 million funding revealed

17 national sporting bodies to benefit from injection of funding ahead of 2020 Olympics.

# shane-ross - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

From The42 Over 40% of Irish TV viewers watched Ireland win historic silver medal in the World Cup final On The Box

Over 40% of Irish TV viewers watched Ireland win historic silver medal in the World Cup final

Ireland defied the odds to finish as runners-up at the 2018 Hockey World Cup World Cup.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

€1.5 million announced by Ross is new 'windfall' funding

Questions had been asked about where the funding had come from.

# shane-ross - Monday 6 August, 2018

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships

Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today.

Shane Ross: 'I'm sorry some people will lose part of their front gardens, but it's in the national interest'

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Shane Ross also says the government needs to have more of a say in State-owned banks.

# shane-ross - Sunday 5 August, 2018

The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law

Transport Minister Shane Ross said he hopes to have a general scheme for the legislation ready by Christmas.

# shane-ross - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Fines could be introduced to deal with Dublin Bus passengers who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users

The Oireachtas Committee was told recently that everyday people are refusing to fold up their prams to allow wheelchair users on board.

# shane-ross - Friday 3 August, 2018

Disability advocate says 'it's time to put up or shut up' as she joins board of Irish Rail Suzy Byrne This post contains videos

Disability advocate says 'it's time to put up or shut up' as she joins board of Irish Rail

Suzy Byrne is one of five people with experience of disability issues to join transport boards.

Grandparent grant a 'novel idea that can be thrashed out' - Ross

“We’re pursuing this as an idea, as a novel idea. We’re going to continue to push for it.”

# shane-ross - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Shane Ross defends proposal to give grandparents cash for helping out with childcare

The proposal attracted criticism Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme will be in the region of €1,000 per year.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Some motorcyclists are riding 'with complete disregard for their personal safety' - RSA chief

A call for safety has been made ahead of the August Bank Holiday.

# shane-ross - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Shane Ross: 'I sometimes think he's got a picture of me and he's throwing darts'

The MInister for Transport and former justice minister have been arguing over Stepaside Garda Station.

# 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.

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