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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Friday 8 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 34,852 Views 65 Comments

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
# Transport Committee
# Transport Committee

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

Feb 6th 2019, 6:01 AM 7,030 Views 20 Comments

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
# Dangerous Driving
# Dangerous Driving

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

Jan 29th 2019, 7:16 PM 69,747 Views 58 Comments

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
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

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

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 2:00 PM 34,954 Views 120 Comments

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
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

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

Jan 16th 2019, 12:48 PM 9,739 Views 38 Comments

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
# No Deal
# No Deal

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

Jan 15th 2019, 7:50 PM 14,003 Views 24 Comments

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
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

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

Jan 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,983 Views 239 Comments

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
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

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

Jan 9th 2019, 7:42 PM 8,128 Views 28 Comments

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
# Heading Stateside
# Heading Stateside

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

Jan 9th 2019, 6:02 PM 22,433 Views 17 Comments

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
# Good Tidings
# Good Tidings

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

Jan 9th 2019, 5:24 PM 38,099 Views 84 Comments

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
# International Relations
# International Relations

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 6,628 Views 45 Comments

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
# Happy Christmas
# Happy Christmas

Santa gets the all clear to enter Irish airspace

Dec 24th 2018, 3:20 PM 14,215 Views 32 Comments

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
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

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

Dec 21st 2018, 12:00 PM 36,714 Views 129 Comments

“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
# Fines
# Fines

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

Dec 18th 2018, 5:19 PM 14,700 Views 59 Comments

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
# Speeding
# Speeding

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

Dec 11th 2018, 6:02 PM 43,404 Views 108 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 11th 2018, 8:31 AM 76,809 Views 187 Comments

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
# Doolin
# Doolin

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

Dec 7th 2018, 1:43 PM 13,373 Views 11 Comments

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
# TRANSPORT SECURITY
# TRANSPORT SECURITY

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

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:20 AM 10,363 Views 9 Comments

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
# Operation Open City
# Operation Open City

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

Nov 29th 2018, 2:30 PM 19,608 Views 13 Comments

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
# Golf
# Golf

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

Nov 27th 2018, 7:24 PM 21,463 Views 18 Comments

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
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

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

Nov 24th 2018, 10:00 PM 26,010 Views 35 Comments

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
# Remembrance Day
# Remembrance Day

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

Updated Nov 18th 2018, 3:40 PM 25,903 Views 39 Comments

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
# Rugby Triumph
# Rugby Triumph

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

Nov 18th 2018, 11:06 AM 55,003 Views 101 Comments

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
# Driving
# Driving

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

Nov 13th 2018, 11:46 AM 35,758 Views 40 Comments

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
# Exemptions
# Exemptions

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

Nov 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 15,815 Views 34 Comments

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
# New Rules
# New Rules

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

Nov 6th 2018, 2:01 PM 15,937 Views 47 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Nov 6th 2018, 1:23 PM 24,387 Views 35 Comments

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
# Road Traffic Act
# Road Traffic Act

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

Oct 25th 2018, 9:44 PM 3,861,809 Views 105 Comments

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
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

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

Oct 25th 2018, 2:28 PM 819 Views 1 Comment

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
# Busconnects
# Busconnects

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

Oct 24th 2018, 12:05 AM 12,100 Views 55 Comments

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
# Danger
# Danger

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

Oct 17th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,408 Views 38 Comments

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
# Busconnects
# Busconnects

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

Oct 14th 2018, 10:30 AM 28,308 Views 45 Comments

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
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

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

Oct 9th 2018, 6:16 PM 21,869 Views 24 Comments

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
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

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

Oct 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 24,210 Views 106 Comments

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
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

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

Oct 4th 2018, 3:56 PM 1,591 Views 0 Comments

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
# Coming Around
# Coming Around

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

Oct 3rd 2018, 9:10 AM 44,262 Views 64 Comments

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
# Wheelie Good
# Wheelie Good

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

Sep 30th 2018, 7:05 PM 21,509 Views 196 Comments

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
# Claremont Stadium
# Claremont Stadium

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

Updated Sep 29th 2018, 6:07 PM 47,539 Views 65 Comments

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
# Rescue 116
# Rescue 116

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

Sep 21st 2018, 1:13 PM 11,657 Views 10 Comments

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'
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Sep 21st 2018, 11:05 AM 19,204 Views 81 Comments

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