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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil
# No-dail Recall
# No-dail Recall

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil

Apr 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 8,267 Views 13 Comments

Only the Green Party made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

# shane-ross - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner'
# Woulfe Bites
# Woulfe Bites

Call to scrap Ross's judge selection bill after Attorney General slams it as 'dog's dinner'

Mar 24th 2018, 12:21 PM 17,449 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach spoke with AG Seamus Woulfe last night in the wake of his comments.

# shane-ross - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Shane Ross says he had nothing to do with €150,000 grant for private school in his constituency
# Wesley
# Wesley

Shane Ross says he had nothing to do with €150,000 grant for private school in his constituency

Mar 22nd 2018, 12:22 PM 28,042 Views 162 Comments

He said he signed off on the decision without observations or comment.

# shane-ross - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ireland's Minister for Sport got the Kearney brothers mixed up, and everybody feels embarrassed
# Kearneygate
From The Daily Edge
# Kearneygate

Ireland's Minister for Sport got the Kearney brothers mixed up, and everybody feels embarrassed

Mar 19th 2018, 9:50 AM 6,024 Views 2 Comments

We’re still cringing.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'Breathtaking inequality': Shane Ross under fire over €150,000 funding for private school in his constituency
# Sports Funding
# Sports Funding

'Breathtaking inequality': Shane Ross under fire over €150,000 funding for private school in his constituency

Mar 14th 2018, 5:29 PM 110,299 Views 149 Comments

Ross earlier this week confirmed funding to resurface the hockey pitch at Wesley College.

# shane-ross - Monday 5 March, 2018

Buses, trains and Luas back up and running
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Buses, trains and Luas back up and running

Mar 5th 2018, 7:32 AM 10,814 Views 8 Comments

Customers have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

# shane-ross - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Dublin Airport, Blanchardstown and the N11: These 3 Dublin bus routes are set to get a 24-hour service
# All Night Long
# All Night Long

Dublin Airport, Blanchardstown and the N11: These 3 Dublin bus routes are set to get a 24-hour service

Mar 3rd 2018, 12:10 PM 69,630 Views 43 Comments

Talks are ongoing with the NTA to establish the services in 2018.

# shane-ross - Friday 2 March, 2018

'It’s not just your own life you’re risking': People told to not drive unless journey is essential
# No Cars Go
# No Cars Go

'It’s not just your own life you’re risking': People told to not drive unless journey is essential

Mar 2nd 2018, 11:40 AM 111,015 Views 89 Comments

Several people had to be rescued after getting stuck in their cars.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

Feb 28th 2018, 2:29 PM 21,234 Views 281 Comments

The new law will require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads with a speed limit under 50 km/h.

# shane-ross - Monday 19 February, 2018

Luas says it has fixed the broken real-time displays at all of its stops
# Peak Times
# Peak Times

Luas says it has fixed the broken real-time displays at all of its stops

Feb 19th 2018, 4:05 PM 16,640 Views 14 Comments

The issue is one of a number that have been identified since the Luas Cross City was introduced.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Feb 13th 2018, 6:52 PM 51,548 Views 111 Comments

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

# shane-ross - Friday 9 February, 2018

Irish MMA Association issues strong response to 'misinformation' from Minister Shane Ross
# Riposte
From The42
# Riposte

Irish MMA Association issues strong response to 'misinformation' from Minister Shane Ross

Feb 9th 2018, 6:59 PM 9,965 Views 14 Comments

IMMAA’s John Kavanagh has released a comprehensive statement.

Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter
# Joao Carvalho
# Joao Carvalho

Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter

Feb 9th 2018, 9:55 AM 11,877 Views 66 Comments

Joao Carvalho died on 11 April 2016 after he was knocked out during an MMA fight in the National Boxing Stadium.

# shane-ross - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries?
# Passenger Name Directive
# Passenger Name Directive

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries?

Feb 3rd 2018, 10:21 AM 21,756 Views 56 Comments

Ireland must shortly pass a new law in order to be compliant with EU security standards regarding flight passenger information.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

The re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station has been thrown into serious doubt
# Saga
# Saga

The re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station has been thrown into serious doubt

Jan 23rd 2018, 12:45 PM 14,410 Views 21 Comments

That’s despite an announcement before Christmas that the station was one of six to be re-opened.

# shane-ross - Monday 22 January, 2018

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving
# Driving Ban
# Driving Ban

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:30 AM 9,116 Views 50 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

# shane-ross - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Shane Ross accidentally voted against his own drink-driving bill in the Dáil today

Jan 18th 2018, 2:19 PM 39,648 Views 86 Comments

TDs voted in favour of the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 at its second stage in the Dáil.

# shane-ross - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Over 228 people appeal car clamping decisions in the first two months of new law
# Parking Complaints
# Parking Complaints

Over 228 people appeal car clamping decisions in the first two months of new law

Jan 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 27,242 Views 28 Comments

Last year legislation came into effect to regulate clamping in Ireland, allowing for an appeals process from people who have felt hard-done by from clamping companies.

# shane-ross - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
# Interview
# Interview

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Jan 7th 2018, 9:55 PM 53,721 Views 93 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

# shane-ross - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence
# Shane Ross
# Shane Ross

'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence

Jan 2nd 2018, 2:10 PM 25,252 Views 148 Comments

Shane Ross said he wants a sliding scale to be brought in.

# shane-ross - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'It's a TRACKING app, where did those four minutes go?': Complaints made about Dublin Bus
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'It's a TRACKING app, where did those four minutes go?': Complaints made about Dublin Bus

Dec 28th 2017, 12:00 PM 42,232 Views 62 Comments

Some people took issue with proposed changes to public transport in the capital, while others complained about alleged dangerous driving.

# shane-ross - Friday 22 December, 2017

'The minister is talking about the Man United game instead of the rail strike'
# Complaints
# Complaints

'The minister is talking about the Man United game instead of the rail strike'

Dec 22nd 2017, 7:00 PM 16,021 Views 27 Comments

Industrial action by Irish Rail workers affected many commuters in November.

# shane-ross - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'When are you going to bring in the army to drive the buses?': Complaints made during Bus Éireann strike
# Dear Minister
# Dear Minister

'When are you going to bring in the army to drive the buses?': Complaints made during Bus Éireann strike

Dec 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 11,976 Views 25 Comments

Commuters were affected by three weeks of industrial action earlier this year.

# shane-ross - Thursday 14 December, 2017

A bunch of TDs were menaced by Stormtroopers at the Irish Star Wars premiere last night
# Use The Force
From The Daily Edge
# Use The Force

A bunch of TDs were menaced by Stormtroopers at the Irish Star Wars premiere last night

Dec 14th 2017, 8:54 AM 3,164 Views 2 Comments

Don’t worry, one of them had a lightsaber.

# shane-ross - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Video: The Luas Cross City is fully operational for the first time
# Luas Cross City
# Luas Cross City

Video: The Luas Cross City is fully operational for the first time

Dec 9th 2017, 3:35 PM 44,773 Views 108 Comments

Come on board with us.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:03 PM 12,196 Views 42 Comments

Shane Ross has said the 24-hour travel notice period disabled passengers must give Irish Rail is ‘unacceptable’.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'Every death is one too many': Vigil held in memory of 14 cyclists who've died on Irish roads this year
# Stop Killing Cyclists
# Stop Killing Cyclists

'Every death is one too many': Vigil held in memory of 14 cyclists who've died on Irish roads this year

Nov 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 17,032 Views 192 Comments

“Historically, I don’t think the government has taken cycling seriously as a mode of transport.”

# shane-ross - Friday 10 November, 2017

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies
# Independent
# Independent

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies

Nov 10th 2017, 10:48 AM 14,967 Views 80 Comments

His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.

# shane-ross - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'It's off': Shane Ross says that the Independent Alliance won't be going to North Korea
# Not The Best Idea
# Not The Best Idea

'It's off': Shane Ross says that the Independent Alliance won't be going to North Korea

Nov 9th 2017, 10:54 PM 16,335 Views 79 Comments

Ross said it had “never developed into a stage where [they] were going” to North Korea.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Learner drivers who drive unaccompanied are breaking the law. They mustn't do it and we must enforce it'
# Face Prosecution
# Face Prosecution

'Learner drivers who drive unaccompanied are breaking the law. They mustn't do it and we must enforce it'

Nov 8th 2017, 3:17 PM 34,942 Views 113 Comments

The government is cracking down on car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers use their vehicles.

How much salt we have in stock and other Important Things to know about winter
# Emergency Planning
# Emergency Planning

How much salt we have in stock and other Important Things to know about winter

Nov 8th 2017, 1:54 PM 13,942 Views 25 Comments

Ministers were giving their annual ‘Winter Ready’ update today. We appear to have plenty of salt.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car
# Prosecution
# Prosecution

Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car

Nov 7th 2017, 9:42 PM 39,896 Views 101 Comments

Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.

Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'
# Escalation
# Escalation

Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'

Nov 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 30,035 Views 178 Comments

They’re also not happy with Transport Minister Shane Ross’ lack of intervention in the dispute.

# shane-ross - Monday 6 November, 2017

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea
# Diplomatic Mission
# Diplomatic Mission

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea

Nov 6th 2017, 1:00 PM 12,086 Views 63 Comments

“I am not the keeper of any of my ministers,” said the Taoiseach today.

# shane-ross - 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 14,534 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.

# shane-ross - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support automatic driving bans for those caught over the alcohol limit?

Oct 19th 2017, 9:14 AM 31,168 Views 165 Comments

Shane Ross is to introduce the bill to the Dáíl next week.

# shane-ross - 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 12,533 Views 49 Comments

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

# shane-ross - Friday 13 October, 2017

The new M20 road linking Cork and Limerick will be built, says Taoiseach
# 47 Minute Drive
# 47 Minute Drive

The new M20 road linking Cork and Limerick will be built, says Taoiseach

Oct 13th 2017, 11:02 AM 63,566 Views 99 Comments

There had been some confusion over the project as it was left out of Paschal Donohoe’s Budget speech last Tuesday.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased
# Going Up
# Going Up

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased

Oct 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,200 Views 60 Comments

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was willing to raise the points.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'You cannot condone a drink-driver taking the lives of our children. We need this legislation'
# No Tolerance Policy
# No Tolerance Policy

'You cannot condone a drink-driver taking the lives of our children. We need this legislation'

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 7,789 Views 17 Comments

A road safety campaigner called on all politicians to back new drink-driving legislation outside Leinster House yesterday.