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#transport minister

# transport-minister - Monday 25 November, 2019

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

# transport-minister - Saturday 8 June, 2019

'Beyond the Pale': Ross lobbied by publicans, politicians to pivot on zero tolerance drink driving laws

The Minister for Transport has also received correspondence praising his approach in recent months.

# transport-minister - 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.

# transport-minister - Monday 24 December, 2018

Santa gets the all clear to enter Irish airspace

Santa’s sleigh has been checked for air worthiness.

# transport-minister - 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.

# transport-minister - 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

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

# transport-minister - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Rail union 'unsurprised' at Taoiseach's 'ignorant' claim that strikes won't affect pay deal

The Taoiseach said that whatever deal is struck at the end of the dispute won’t be affected by the announced strike action.

# transport-minister - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

Ross 'very pleased' Fine Gael TDs and senators will not get a free vote on new drink-drive laws

The minister said he was happy Fine Gael had made a “mature decision” this evening.

# transport-minister - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Dublin traffic jams are costing around €350 million a year - Shane Ross

The results could lead to an increase in public transport investment.

# transport-minister - Friday 24 February, 2017

Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says

The Transport Minister said he is also looking at the practicalities of additional tests for older drivers.

# transport-minister - Monday 13 February, 2017

Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should get automatic ban

The poll was carried out for Claire Byrne Live earlier today.

# transport-minister - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Ross urges unions and Bus Éireann to start negotiations with "a blank sheet of paper"

“There is nothing I would like to see more than a satisfactory end to this,” said Minister Shane Ross.

# transport-minister - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'You'll look like a God': How people thought the Luas dispute could be solved

Here’s what members of the public thought about the strike – one of the biggest talking points of 2016.

# transport-minister - Friday 25 November, 2016

Regulations to crack down on Dublin rickshaw drivers could be on the way soon

Transport Minister Shane Ross said discussions have recently taken place between Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority.

# transport-minister - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

All-out strike 'seriously on the agenda' for Luas workers as dispute escalates

The Luas dispute has escalated significantly over the past number of days.

# transport-minister - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

A new Bill seeks to regulate release fees and introduce a complaints process.

# transport-minister - Thursday 26 June, 2014

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams SOS

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams

Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.

# transport-minister - Friday 11 April, 2014

Banned: Texting while driving now 'completely prohibited'

The existing law wasn’t 100 per cent clear on the area, according to Transport Minister Leo Varadkar.

# transport-minister - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Varadkar 'loves' trains - and won't be closing 'dozens' of rural lines

The Transport Minister said that reports that he is to close ‘dozens’ of rural lines are untrue – and that there aren’t even that many lines.

# transport-minister - Monday 17 March, 2014

Varadkar: No plans to change de-clamping fee - and it's not just there to make money

The Transport Minister added that it has been ‘highly effective’ in changing driver behaviour.

# transport-minister - Friday 14 March, 2014

Leo Varadkar isn't happy that Aer Lingus is taking legal action against SIPTU

“All parties should be focusing on the core problems,” he said this evening.

# transport-minister - Thursday 23 January, 2014

'Your local GAA lottery wouldn't work like this': Varadkar criticises Rehab Group

The Transport Minister also moved to defend Minister Shatter, saying he was ‘doing the right thing’ by putting details of Rehab’s profits on the public record.

# transport-minister - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary

Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of Dispatches over the safety claims made in Monday night’s programme.

# transport-minister - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Great Southern Cycleway to open in Limerick

The Abbeyfeale to Kilmorna completes the Great Southern Trail in Limerick, and comes after funding was made available for new cycle routes.

# transport-minister - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence

Speaking in the Dáil last night the Minister said the fall in consumer confidence was probably due to Ministers talking about issues like child benefit and property tax.

# transport-minister - Friday 14 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Leo Varadkar on Rosanna's topless shoot: 'I wouldn't do it myself' Matters Of State

Leo Varadkar on Rosanna's topless shoot: 'I wouldn't do it myself'

It’s the burning issue in Irish political and social discussion this week so it’s only right that the Transport Minister has his say.

# transport-minister - Monday 3 September, 2012

Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts

But the Transport Minister did say that consultants are overpaid.

# transport-minister - Monday 25 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# transport-minister - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Varadkar outlines concerns about Aer Lingus stake sale

The Transport Minister spoke out about Ryanair’s bid to take over Aer Lingus this morning, saying the subject will be discussed at cabinet next week.

# transport-minister - Thursday 14 June, 2012

# transport-minister - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Poll: Should taxis be allowed to display signs of 'Irishness'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should taxis be allowed to display signs of 'Irishness'?

Following the widespread reaction to’s exclusive investigation into green lights carried on top of some Dublin taxis, the Transport Minister has said that any sign to indicate that a driver is Irish is ‘inherently racist’.

# transport-minister - Thursday 10 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Mission Accomplished Pic of the Day Up Up And Away

Mission Accomplished Pic of the Day

No comment.

# transport-minister - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Hearings on clamping regulation to continue today

This is part of a series of meetings between the Transport Department and representative stakeholder groups discussing proposed legislation on clamping in Ireland.