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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Saturday 16 February, 2019

It would cost an extra €600 million a year to make public transport free in Ireland

While outlining the figures involved, Shane Ross effectively ruled out such a possibility.

# shane-ross - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Shane Ross says new law was needed as gardaí seize 377 cars driven by unaccompanied learner drivers

Criticism has been levelled at the transport minister over the long wait times for the driving test.

Sod turned on the new runway at Dublin Airport, but some residents are not happy

Residents who live next to the airport have accused the government of ignoring their concerns over noise levels.

# shane-ross - Friday 8 February, 2019

'It is essentially a car park': Calls for fast-tracking of N11 upgrades

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly says progress has been slow with no serious capital investment.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Some Brexit contingency plans 'eliminate immediate risk' but will only be temporary, Ross to warn

Minister Ross is to deliver an update on how Brexit will affect the haulage and aviation industries later today.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'Possibly the worst road' in Ireland to get upgrade costing €150m

Between 1996 and 2018, there have been nine fatalities on that stretch of the N4.

# shane-ross - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain

The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Varadkar says Brexit 'ball is in Westminster’s court' and there are no plans for checks along NI border

Varadkar says government “profoundly regrets” Westminster’s rejection of the Brexit deal.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit

The Irish government published contingency plans on medicines, transport and the Common Travel Area.

# shane-ross - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike

Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Special meeting of 'risk group' to assess threat of drone use near Irish airports

The meeting was called following possible drone activity at two London airports.

US preclearance at Dublin and Shannon to be beefed up ahead of the summer

Dublin and Shannon are currently the only preclearance locations in Europe.

'They didn't have to answer the door': Shane Ross defends evening visits to locals over Christmas

The Minister for Transport was responding to claims on Liveline that his Christmas calls were not appropriate.

# shane-ross - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# shane-ross - Monday 24 December, 2018

Santa gets the all clear to enter Irish airspace

Santa’s sleigh has been checked for air worthiness.

# shane-ross - Friday 21 December, 2018

From midnight, it's illegal for car owners to let unaccompanied learners drive their vehicle

“Unaccompanied learner driving is illegal and it is dangerous,” Minister Shane Ross said today.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Ross says no 'heated' row over speeding proposals, but some FG ministers have issues with severity of penalty points

The general scheme of the Bill was approved this afternoon.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit

A graduated penalty system for speeding will be introduced where the speed limit is exceeded by 30kph.

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Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines?

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is proposing drivers should be fined in such instances.

# shane-ross - Friday 7 December, 2018

'Caitríona made the ultimate sacrifice': Report into death of Coast Guard volunteer raises safety concerns

Caitríona Lucas died when the boat she was in capsized while out searching for a missing man in 2016.

# shane-ross - Monday 3 December, 2018

Over €100,000 to be spent on security on Irish Rail over Christmas

There have been increased calls for transport security in recent months.

# shane-ross - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Gardaí to commence Operation Open City today as Christmas road safety strategy is launched

A new ad campaign will also promote the dangers of drink driving through a virtual reality experience.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Ireland in 'active discussions' to host the 2026 Ryder Cup

Shane Ross today briefed his Cabinet colleagues on the work being done behind the scenes.

# shane-ross - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Airport noise issues to be sorted by Christmas paving the way for new runway

The Dail is due to debate the proposed noise regulations for Dublin Airport on Tuesday week.

# shane-ross - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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.

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