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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Sunday 16 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 16th 2018, 1:50 PM 63,112 Views 58 Comments

“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
# Resting His Eyes
# Resting His Eyes

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

Aug 21st 2018, 5:45 PM 98,266 Views 98 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

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

Aug 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 31,740 Views 52 Comments

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
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

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

Aug 14th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,471 Views 78 Comments

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
# Where's Paschal?
# Where's Paschal?

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

Aug 14th 2018, 7:31 PM 16,477 Views 102 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Aug 14th 2018, 2:47 PM 13,872 Views 142 Comments

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
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

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

Aug 13th 2018, 3:09 PM 8,508 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 13th 2018, 2:53 PM 4,705 Views 15 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 9th 2018, 10:28 AM 37,116 Views 173 Comments

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

# shane-ross - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 8th 2018, 3:50 PM 10,572 Views 13 Comments

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
# Sports
# Sports

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

Aug 7th 2018, 6:20 PM 17,163 Views 30 Comments

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
# Winners
# Winners

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

Aug 6th 2018, 1:29 PM 25,557 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Interview
# Interview

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

Aug 6th 2018, 6:05 AM 48,395 Views 59 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

Aug 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 42,816 Views 96 Comments

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
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

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

Aug 4th 2018, 9:45 AM 44,315 Views 94 Comments

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
# Suzy Byrne

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

Aug 3rd 2018, 3:59 PM 19,941 Views 42 Comments

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
# Childminding
# Childminding

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

Aug 3rd 2018, 1:04 PM 20,931 Views 125 Comments

“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
# Granny Grant
# Granny Grant

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

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 4:55 PM 42,623 Views 140 Comments

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
# Bikers
# Bikers

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

Jul 31st 2018, 3:09 PM 14,791 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Alan Shatter
# Alan Shatter

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

Jul 26th 2018, 3:27 PM 13,342 Views 30 Comments

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
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

Ireland’s new plan for greenways has just been announced

Jul 21st 2018, 6:00 AM 71,874 Views 105 Comments

The long-term strategy is backed by a fund of €53 million for the years 2019 to 2021.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year
# Courts Report
# Courts Report

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year

Jul 17th 2018, 5:05 PM 13,452 Views 27 Comments

The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.

# shane-ross - Monday 9 July, 2018

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland
# Road Traffic Bill
# Road Traffic Bill

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

Jul 9th 2018, 5:22 PM 16,755 Views 85 Comments

As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Jul 9th 2018, 4:24 PM 9,752 Views 48 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

# shane-ross - Friday 6 July, 2018

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

Jul 6th 2018, 12:43 PM 98,592 Views 208 Comments

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

# shane-ross - Monday 25 June, 2018

'I can't say Dublin's safe for cyclists': Ministers want crackdown on drivers parking in cycle lanes
# Enforcement
# Enforcement

'I can't say Dublin's safe for cyclists': Ministers want crackdown on drivers parking in cycle lanes

Jun 25th 2018, 5:12 PM 13,268 Views 115 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said current regulation around cycle lanes was “light touch”.

# shane-ross - Thursday 21 June, 2018

It's a year since Shane Ross announced Stepaside would re-open. It's still closed, and locals aren't happy
# Garda Station
# Garda Station

It's a year since Shane Ross announced Stepaside would re-open. It's still closed, and locals aren't happy

Jun 21st 2018, 6:15 AM 14,687 Views 43 Comments

“People in the area are tired of not having clear answers,” local butcher Michael Fleming said.

# shane-ross - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k
# Pat Hickey
# Pat Hickey

Rio Olympics ticketing controversy probe cost the State over €300k

Jun 9th 2018, 4:00 PM 14,603 Views 5 Comments

Pat Hickey and other key figures were criticised for not cooperating with Rio ticketing probe.

'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

'Dog's dinner' judges Bill is going to be passed by summer, says Ross

Jun 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,520 Views 8 Comments

When passed, the law will ensure there is a “fair system of how judges are appointed”, said Shane Ross.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC
# Deep Impact
# Deep Impact

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

Jun 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 48,927 Views 56 Comments

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'Regulation or prohibition': Ross puts rickshaw drivers on notice due to 'very deep' safety concerns
# Three Wheels Bad
# Three Wheels Bad

'Regulation or prohibition': Ross puts rickshaw drivers on notice due to 'very deep' safety concerns

May 30th 2018, 1:19 PM 18,184 Views 49 Comments

Shane Ross says he will decide whether rickshaws will be regulated or banned before the end of the Dáil term.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change

May 22nd 2018, 6:14 PM 12,694 Views 24 Comments

Train and tram drivers are currently allowed a limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'
# Independent Alliance
# Independent Alliance

'If you vote No, abortion will not stop, we'll just export it to England'

May 22nd 2018, 5:46 PM 12,227 Views 147 Comments

John Halligan has appealed to men, in particular, to back the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

# shane-ross - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on
# Driving In Circles
# Driving In Circles

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on

May 19th 2018, 8:30 AM 26,577 Views 51 Comments

The RSA spent €2 million on making the PSC mandatory for driving licence applications – before Transport Minister Shane Ross pulled the plug over concerns doing so was illegal.

# shane-ross - Monday 14 May, 2018

At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project -  before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal
# House Of Cards
# House Of Cards

At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project - before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal

May 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 64,156 Views 81 Comments

The Road Safety Authority had scrambled to get its house in order for the PSC introduction, only for the initiative to be dropped suddenly and at the last minute in March of this year.

# shane-ross - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week
# Please Stop
# Please Stop

Filibustering: Here's why a decision to deploy a little-used Dáil rule caused ructions this week

May 12th 2018, 8:15 AM 24,396 Views 34 Comments

TDs such as Mattie McGrath, Danny and Michael Healy Rae were accused of filibustering this week.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'It's not all pub-orientated': Shane Ross defends new rural bus service ahead of pilot project
# Rural Isolation
# Rural Isolation

'It's not all pub-orientated': Shane Ross defends new rural bus service ahead of pilot project

May 8th 2018, 9:06 AM 17,293 Views 83 Comments

Many have described the new routes as “drink links”.

# shane-ross - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

May 3rd 2018, 9:34 AM 41,662 Views 154 Comments

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill
# Road Traffic Bill
# Road Traffic Bill

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill

May 2nd 2018, 11:50 AM 21,445 Views 76 Comments

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

Whatever is happening to that 'dog's dinner' of a Bill?

Apr 17th 2018, 7:12 PM 12,985 Views 7 Comments

Ministers signed off on 50 proposed amendments to the Judicial Appointments Bill today.