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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Monday 9 November, 2020

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters
# Alan Farrell
# Alan Farrell

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters

Nov 9th 2020, 8:18 AM 47,096 Views 81 Comments

Alan Farrell is set to propose a bill to legislate electric scooters and electric bikes on Irish roads.

# shane-ross - Friday 9 October, 2020

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage
# Opinion
# Opinion

Shane Ross: Golfgate is proof that judicial appointments are infected by political patronage

Oct 9th 2020, 11:01 AM 27,782 Views 54 Comments

Shane Ross analyses Seamus Woulfe’s account of the recent Golfgate controversy and has a few things to say.

# shane-ross - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Transport Minister confirms driver testing will resume in Phase 3 of the roadmap
# Grab The Wheel
# Grab The Wheel

Transport Minister confirms driver testing will resume in Phase 3 of the roadmap

Jun 27th 2020, 12:10 PM 21,788 Views 13 Comments

Although no date has been set yet, the minister confirmed it will resume over the coming three weeks.

# shane-ross - Friday 19 June, 2020

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport
# Support
From The42
# Support

Government to provide €70 million Covid-19 funding package for Irish sport

Jun 19th 2020, 8:12 PM 15,772 Views 22 Comments

The FAI, the GAA and the IRFU will collectively receive up to €40million.

Government guarantees credit notes issued by licensed Irish travel agents and tour operators
# Package Holidays
# Package Holidays

Government guarantees credit notes issued by licensed Irish travel agents and tour operators

Jun 19th 2020, 3:58 PM 12,093 Views 21 Comments

The Irish Travel Agents Association said the industry has seen a drop of 98% in business over the past three months.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal

Jun 10th 2020, 6:24 PM 24,605 Views 56 Comments

The deadlines for getting a deal done have been successfully pushed back in recent days.

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads

Jun 10th 2020, 11:41 AM 12,861 Views 95 Comments

Roads around Ireland are getting busier as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease.

# shane-ross - 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 43,996 Views 22 Comments

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

# shane-ross - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Shane Ross may consider extending validity for expired learner permits beyond 30 June

Shane Ross may consider extending validity for expired learner permits beyond 30 June

Updated May 17th 2020, 6:21 PM 47,960 Views 99 Comments

Driving tests have been suspended indefinitely since April.

# shane-ross - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Expert group set up to offer guidance to sporting bodies preparing to return to action
# Sport
# Sport

Expert group set up to offer guidance to sporting bodies preparing to return to action

May 16th 2020, 2:57 PM 14,590 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will chair the expert group.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Shane Ross says driving and NCT tests not likely to return anytime soon
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Shane Ross says driving and NCT tests not likely to return anytime soon

May 13th 2020, 7:02 PM 44,623 Views 75 Comments

The Dáil was told that a backlog of approximately 20,000 was building up for driving tests.

Wearing of face masks on public transport and in supermarkets likely to be recommended, says minister
# Not Compulsory
# Not Compulsory

Wearing of face masks on public transport and in supermarkets likely to be recommended, says minister

May 13th 2020, 5:17 PM 27,453 Views 86 Comments

The Taoiseach previously said the wearing of face masks will not be compulsory.

# shane-ross - Friday 8 May, 2020

State guarantee given for refund credit notes issued by travel agents and tour operators
# Credit Note
# Credit Note

State guarantee given for refund credit notes issued by travel agents and tour operators

May 8th 2020, 6:35 PM 33,297 Views 37 Comments

Tourism Minister Shane Ross received government approval for the proposals today.

# shane-ross - Friday 1 May, 2020

Government re-affirm commitment to hosting rescheduled Euro 2020 games in Dublin
# Go Ahead
From The42
# Go Ahead

Government re-affirm commitment to hosting rescheduled Euro 2020 games in Dublin

May 1st 2020, 9:21 AM 3,042 Views 34 Comments

Uefa asked all hosts to confirm if they are in a position to host the delayed competition.

# shane-ross - Monday 13 April, 2020

'It should not be seen as the government having sold out': Ross's message to officials before FAI bailout
# 19 Million Euro
# 19 Million Euro

'It should not be seen as the government having sold out': Ross's message to officials before FAI bailout

Apr 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 28,038 Views 45 Comments

There was a lot of back and forth before the government agreed to bail out the FAI in late January.

# shane-ross - Monday 9 March, 2020

Some opposition anticipated as FAI Council set for vote to approve terms of government bailout
# Reform
From The42
# Reform

Some opposition anticipated as FAI Council set for vote to approve terms of government bailout

Mar 9th 2020, 1:29 PM 2,938 Views 0 Comments

In spite of the importance of the State aid, there is opposition to certain reforms among some voting Council members.

# shane-ross - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Government was 'on the brink' of making decision on third terminal for Dublin Airport before election called
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Government was 'on the brink' of making decision on third terminal for Dublin Airport before election called

Mar 8th 2020, 9:30 AM 43,863 Views 68 Comments

The DAA has said a third terminal is not needed at the moment at Dublin Airport.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Ross warns against including Rural Independents in government, says Greens 'mad projects' will cost taxpayers
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Ross warns against including Rural Independents in government, says Greens 'mad projects' will cost taxpayers

Mar 4th 2020, 7:12 AM 29,851 Views 61 Comments

The transport minister said his new speeding laws are in peril.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Dublin's hosting of Euro 2020 games this summer will be 'monitored very closely' - Shane Ross
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Dublin's hosting of Euro 2020 games this summer will be 'monitored very closely' - Shane Ross

Mar 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 19,282 Views 20 Comments

The Aviva Stadium will host three group games and one Round of 16 game this June.

# shane-ross - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Covid-19: Decision on St Patrick's Festival expected this week, says Tourism Ireland chief
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Decision on St Patrick's Festival expected this week, says Tourism Ireland chief

Mar 1st 2020, 12:48 PM 31,886 Views 54 Comments

Niall Gibbons said that coronavirus was a major threat to Irish tourism.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 12:50 PM 41,016 Views 75 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris is meeting with the IRFU this afternoon.

# shane-ross - Monday 17 February, 2020

Shane Ross is going to write a book on the 'behind the scenes' of the last government
# I'll Tell You Who Wrote It
# I'll Tell You Who Wrote It

Shane Ross is going to write a book on the 'behind the scenes' of the last government

Feb 17th 2020, 9:45 AM 29,146 Views 84 Comments

Speaking to Pat Kenny, Ross said he expects a government of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Independent Cork TD apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

Independent Cork TD apologises for calling Shane Ross a 'scumbag'

Feb 12th 2020, 11:09 AM 42,989 Views 63 Comments

Michael Collins withdrew his comment, saying it was “over the top”.

# shane-ross - Monday 10 February, 2020

The end of the road for the Independent Alliance 'experiment'
# Farewell
# Farewell

The end of the road for the Independent Alliance 'experiment'

Feb 10th 2020, 2:11 AM 31,126 Views 25 Comments

The defeat of Shane Ross marks the end of the Independent Alliance.

# shane-ross - Sunday 9 February, 2020

'It's disappointing': Outgoing minister Shane Ross loses seat in Dublin Rathdown
# Independent Alliance
# Independent Alliance

'It's disappointing': Outgoing minister Shane Ross loses seat in Dublin Rathdown

Feb 9th 2020, 7:30 PM 91,155 Views 156 Comments

He said he believed the Independent Alliance had been able to achieve a lot in government without “rocking the boat”.

# shane-ross - Saturday 1 February, 2020

FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the FAI's rescue package from the government a 'bailout'?

Feb 1st 2020, 9:30 AM 14,637 Views 70 Comments

Shane Ross insisted the €20m package is not a bailout – but is he right?

# shane-ross - Friday 31 January, 2020

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was the government right to give a bailout to the FAI?

Jan 31st 2020, 8:11 AM 50,306 Views 115 Comments

Minister Shane Ross outlined the refinancing package for the troubled association yesterday.

# shane-ross - Thursday 30 January, 2020

FAI refinancing deal: Interest-free loans of €7.5 million and government funding restored
# Rescue Deal
# Rescue Deal

FAI refinancing deal: Interest-free loans of €7.5 million and government funding restored

Updated Jan 30th 2020, 2:01 PM 27,582 Views 58 Comments

The FAI is currently saddled with debts of around €62 million.

# shane-ross - Monday 20 January, 2020

FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week'
# SOS
From The42
# SOS

FAI to present proposals for rescue package to Uefa and government 'within a week'

Jan 20th 2020, 3:00 PM 3,903 Views 2 Comments

Shane Ross also described the return of former board member John Earley to a new FAI sub-committee as “unusual.”

# shane-ross - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross
# Financial Woes
# Financial Woes

Siptu 'more hopeful' after reassurances over FAI given in meeting with Shane Ross

Jan 15th 2020, 10:20 PM 9,532 Views 17 Comments

Representatives from the union met with the Minister for Sport today.

Ross confident change of government will not affect potential FAI rescue package
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

Ross confident change of government will not affect potential FAI rescue package

Jan 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,886 Views 17 Comments

An intense series of talks between the government, FAI, Uefa and Bank of Ireland will take place over the next few days in a bid to rescue the Irish football body.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'
# No White Smoke Yet
From The42
# No White Smoke Yet

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'

Jan 14th 2020, 5:53 PM 11,534 Views 30 Comments

The Minister met with Uefa and FAI Chair Roy Barrett today, as talks to find a deal to safeguard the financial future of the crisis-hit football body intensify.

# shane-ross - Friday 10 January, 2020

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m
# Funding
From The42
# Funding

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m

Jan 10th 2020, 2:05 PM 28,327 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced a series of provisional grants totaling over €77million as part of the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund .

# shane-ross - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Ross says 'old guard have now been excised' following meeting with new FAI delegation
# New Faces
From The42
# New Faces

Ross says 'old guard have now been excised' following meeting with new FAI delegation

Jan 9th 2020, 6:41 PM 13,536 Views 23 Comments

The meeting came on the back of the appointment of Roy Barrett, Catherine Guy and Liz Joyce to the FAI Board.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

No bail out deal for FAI signed off on, but meeting with Uefa to be held next week
# Change The Guard
# Change The Guard

No bail out deal for FAI signed off on, but meeting with Uefa to be held next week

Jan 7th 2020, 12:00 PM 12,491 Views 21 Comments

A number of new directors to the FAI are to be in place by the end of the week.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019

Jan 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 43,883 Views 80 Comments

A total of 148 people died on Irish roads last year, according to provisional figures.

# shane-ross - Monday 30 December, 2019

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'
# State Funding
# State Funding

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 12:07 PM 37,279 Views 137 Comments

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

Dec 30th 2019, 9:40 AM 37,741 Views 119 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the government will not be bailing out the football organisation.

# shane-ross - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Shane Ross rules out liquidation or examinership as viable options for the FAI
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Shane Ross rules out liquidation or examinership as viable options for the FAI

Dec 29th 2019, 9:34 PM 20,793 Views 56 Comments

The Sports Minister is due to met with Uefa on 14 January.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Office of Transport Minister Shane Ross warned Luas operator of 'increase in anti-social behaviour'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Office of Transport Minister Shane Ross warned Luas operator of 'increase in anti-social behaviour'

Dec 24th 2019, 10:00 PM 26,771 Views 33 Comments

In one case, an eight-year-old girl had beer contents splashed on her.

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