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# transport-minister - Friday 28 May, 2021

Independent 'fact-finding' probe launched into Belarus diverting Ryanair flight
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Independent 'fact-finding' probe launched into Belarus diverting Ryanair flight

May 28th 2021, 8:27 AM 10,993 Views 16 Comments

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, Lithuania and Poland had called for the ICAO to investigate the incident.

# 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
# Graduated Speeding
# Graduated Speeding

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

Nov 25th 2019, 5:10 PM 20,540 Views 54 Comments

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
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

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

Jun 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 39,898 Views 96 Comments

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
# Seized
# Seized

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

Feb 14th 2019, 5:33 PM 40,336 Views 152 Comments

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
# Happy Christmas
# Happy Christmas

Santa gets the all clear to enter Irish airspace

Dec 24th 2018, 3:20 PM 14,219 Views 32 Comments

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
# Danger
# Danger

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

Oct 17th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,414 Views 38 Comments

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
# 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 14,695 Views 43 Comments

“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
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

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

Nov 2nd 2017, 2:27 PM 14,527 Views 83 Comments

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

Oct 18th 2017, 10:12 PM 12,530 Views 49 Comments

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
# Transport Minister
# Transport Minister

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

Apr 29th 2017, 4:24 PM 12,741 Views 58 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Feb 24th 2017, 7:06 PM 16,716 Views 81 Comments

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
# Claire Byrne
# Claire Byrne

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

Feb 13th 2017, 11:35 PM 7,433 Views 32 Comments

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"
# Strike
# Strike

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

Feb 1st 2017, 5:08 PM 6,339 Views 37 Comments

“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
# Complaints
# Complaints

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

Dec 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 11,378 Views 6 Comments

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
# Wheelpolitik
# Wheelpolitik

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

Nov 25th 2016, 7:01 AM 17,059 Views 49 Comments

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
# Deadlocked
# Deadlocked

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

Apr 13th 2016, 11:42 AM 25,528 Views 233 Comments

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
# ARGHHHHHH
# ARGHHHHHH

Ever been clamped? The process is set to be overhauled

Oct 7th 2014, 6:34 PM 25,396 Views 57 Comments

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
# SOS

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

Jun 26th 2014, 1:05 PM 8,031 Views 14 Comments

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

# transport-minister - Friday 11 April, 2014

Banned: Texting while driving now 'completely prohibited'
# No Grey Area
# No Grey Area

Banned: Texting while driving now 'completely prohibited'

Apr 11th 2014, 5:50 PM 28,543 Views 145 Comments

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
# Just The Ticket
# Just The Ticket

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

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:55 PM 9,052 Views 71 Comments

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
# €80
# €80

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

Mar 17th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,694 Views 42 Comments

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
# Unhelpful
# Unhelpful

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

Mar 14th 2014, 9:31 PM 11,474 Views 58 Comments

“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
# Scratch Cards
# Scratch Cards

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:53 AM 10,318 Views 29 Comments

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
# Dispatches
# Dispatches

French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary

Aug 14th 2013, 9:23 PM 15,340 Views 52 Comments

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
# Cycle Network
# Cycle Network

Great Southern Cycleway to open in Limerick

Feb 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 8,640 Views 25 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Varadkar says budget leaks impacted on consumer confidence

Oct 10th 2012, 10:29 AM 3,169 Views 54 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2012, 8:29 PM 30,284 Views 64 Comments

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
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:30 AM 5,047 Views 95 Comments

But the Transport Minister did say that consultants are overpaid.

# transport-minister - Monday 25 June, 2012

# transport-minister - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Varadkar outlines concerns about Aer Lingus stake sale
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Varadkar outlines concerns about Aer Lingus stake sale

Jun 21st 2012, 9:04 AM 2,668 Views 30 Comments

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

Minister Literally Pulling on the Green Jersey Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

Minister Literally Pulling on the Green Jersey Pic of the Day

Jun 14th 2012, 4:46 PM 4,641 Views 29 Comments

No comment.

# transport-minister - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

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

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

May 15th 2012, 9:44 AM 8,006 Views 180 Comments

Following the widespread reaction to TheJournal.ie’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

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

Mission Accomplished Pic of the Day

May 10th 2012, 11:42 AM 4,610 Views 19 Comments

No comment.

# transport-minister - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Hearings on clamping regulation to continue today
# Clamping
# Clamping

Hearings on clamping regulation to continue today

Feb 7th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,241 Views 11 Comments

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