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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned
# Spinal Injuries
# Spinal Injuries

Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned

Sep 30th 2017, 9:15 AM 11,914 Views 47 Comments

A leading expert says young people are at greater risk of concussion and brain injury.

# shane-ross - Friday 29 September, 2017

Shane Ross: Decision to reopen Stepaside Garda Station was not 'stroke politics'
# Good Reasons
# Good Reasons

Shane Ross: Decision to reopen Stepaside Garda Station was not 'stroke politics'

Sep 29th 2017, 7:18 AM 14,897 Views 76 Comments

The Minister for Transport said the reopening of the station was following through on what he promised to constituents.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016
# Withheld Funds
# Withheld Funds

Shane Ross agrees to reimburse OCI funding for 2016

Sep 12th 2017, 7:56 PM 14,672 Views 0 Comments

The new board at the OCI had sought an urgent meeting with Ross to restore its funding.

# shane-ross - Thursday 31 August, 2017

OCI to ask Shane Ross for funding back after accepting findings of report into Rio ticketing scandal
# Rio Tickets Scandal
# Rio Tickets Scandal

OCI to ask Shane Ross for funding back after accepting findings of report into Rio ticketing scandal

Aug 31st 2017, 8:26 AM 9,293 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic Council will co-operate with an International Olympic Committee investigation into its former president Pat Hickey.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'I would place more emphasis on what Michael O’Leary says than I would what Minister Ross will'
# Open Skies
# Open Skies

'I would place more emphasis on what Michael O’Leary says than I would what Minister Ross will'

Aug 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 22,144 Views 19 Comments

Fianna Fáil is calling for action to protect the aviation industry after Brexit.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal
# Tickets
# Tickets

Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal

Aug 29th 2017, 7:19 PM 13,486 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.

'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July

'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July

Aug 29th 2017, 3:45 PM 18,986 Views 73 Comments

While there has been a 3.8% boost in overall overseas visitors this year, there was a decline in tourist numbers last month.

# shane-ross - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control
# Back On Boats
# Back On Boats

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control

Aug 20th 2017, 10:00 AM 26,705 Views 50 Comments

Transport officials warn that the issue poses a ‘unique problem’.

# shane-ross - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics
# Ticket Problems
# Ticket Problems

Pat Hickey's lawyers asked Oireachtas committee to not discuss Rio Olympics

Aug 17th 2017, 2:20 PM 22,683 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said Irish athletes were treated ‘shambolically’ in terms of ticket allocation.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'I am not a fan': Shane Ross says he probably won't watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight
# ROSS ON SPORT
# ROSS ON SPORT

'I am not a fan': Shane Ross says he probably won't watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight

Aug 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,537 Views 51 Comments

Ross has been critical of MMA in the past and has vowed to bring in regulations.

# shane-ross - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Danny Healy Rae's drink-driving comments are callous, I won't accommodate his fantasies'
# Shane Ross Interview
# Shane Ross Interview

'Danny Healy Rae's drink-driving comments are callous, I won't accommodate his fantasies'

Aug 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 19,135 Views 43 Comments

Shane Ross on the rural-urban divide that has opened up on the drink-driving debate.

# shane-ross - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'
# Interview
# Interview

Shane Ross: 'I was just drinking far too much in my 30s and it was affecting my life in every way'

Aug 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 58,197 Views 55 Comments

While his friendship with Enda Kenny got off to a rocky start, Shane Ross admits he misses the former Taoiseach.

# shane-ross - Friday 11 August, 2017

'I hope it doesn't take some awful accident for us to wake up to the fact sport is getting more rough'
# Shane Ross
# Shane Ross

'I hope it doesn't take some awful accident for us to wake up to the fact sport is getting more rough'

Aug 11th 2017, 6:00 AM 13,073 Views 18 Comments

Shane Ross said he is concerned about dangerous behaviour taking place in sports.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away
# Holidays
# Holidays

More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away

Aug 9th 2017, 12:11 PM 17,227 Views 39 Comments

Tourism Ireland said the decline in sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies
# Put It Away
# Put It Away

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

Aug 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,539 Views 34 Comments

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

# shane-ross - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Government study asks people if rickshaws should be regulated
# Your Experience
# Your Experience

Government study asks people if rickshaws should be regulated

Aug 1st 2017, 6:10 AM 11,847 Views 32 Comments

The National Transport Authority wants responses from rickshaw drivers and passengers.

# shane-ross - Monday 31 July, 2017

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years
# Down Down Down
# Down Down Down

'Austerity cost lives': Drink driving convictions in Ireland fell MASSIVELY in the last 10 years

Jul 31st 2017, 12:05 AM 23,827 Views 30 Comments

The yearly rate has fallen by nearly 9,000 in fact. And counties with a lot of road deaths are not necessarily those with the most convictions.

# shane-ross - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers?

Jul 23rd 2017, 9:45 AM 17,878 Views 73 Comments

Will Shane Ross’s new legislation really make a difference?

So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers?
# What's In A Name?
# What's In A Name?

So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers?

Jul 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 23,425 Views 72 Comments

Come December, Ireland is to begin naming and shaming people convicted of a host of road traffic offences.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year

Jul 19th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,568 Views 14 Comments

Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.

# shane-ross - Monday 17 July, 2017

Shane Ross to 'name and shame' drink-drivers by the end of this year

Shane Ross to 'name and shame' drink-drivers by the end of this year

Jul 17th 2017, 8:00 PM 17,373 Views 77 Comments

Drunk-drivers disqualified from driving will have their names published on a list.

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Jul 17th 2017, 4:23 PM 33,311 Views 56 Comments

Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK

Jul 11th 2017, 7:12 PM 14,966 Views 14 Comments

It’s understood clarity was needed in light of Brexit.

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits

Jul 11th 2017, 4:42 PM 25,600 Views 116 Comments

A new bill sponsored by Minister for Transport Shane Ross would see mandatory bans implemented for all drink drivers.

# shane-ross - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Minister prepared to look at cold case of drowning if new evidence produced
# Re-open
# Re-open

Minister prepared to look at cold case of drowning if new evidence produced

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 PM 29,185 Views 6 Comments

John O’Brien and Patrick Esmonde died in a tragic boating accident off Helvick Head, Co Waterford in 2010.

# shane-ross - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Children with Leap cards to get free access to public transport for two weeks
# Tag On
# Tag On

Children with Leap cards to get free access to public transport for two weeks

Jun 29th 2017, 8:02 PM 14,720 Views 22 Comments

The promotion will cover a range of Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Dart and Luas services.

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city
# Georgian Parkway
# Georgian Parkway

'Parking protected' cycle lanes move one step closer to reality in Dublin city

Jun 29th 2017, 6:01 AM 44,959 Views 97 Comments

The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.

# shane-ross - Monday 26 June, 2017

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

Judges say new appointments bill is 'seriously flawed'

Jun 26th 2017, 5:42 PM 17,938 Views 38 Comments

Senior judges have written to Leo Varadkar over the “serious implications” the legislative changes could have.

# shane-ross - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Ding ding ding - the Luas has taken its first trip across O'Connell Bridge
# On Track
# On Track

Ding ding ding - the Luas has taken its first trip across O'Connell Bridge

Jun 17th 2017, 1:38 PM 44,198 Views 55 Comments

Two Luas trams have made the first journeys on the new Luas Cross City route this morning.

# shane-ross - Friday 16 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment
# Attorney General
# Attorney General

Fianna Fáil says there 'will be consequences' over judge's appointment

Jun 16th 2017, 1:15 PM 51,532 Views 81 Comments

The party has called on the Attorney General to not accept her new Court of Appeal role.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Stepaside Garda Station to reopen after 'rise in crime' since its closure
# Back In Blue
# Back In Blue

Stepaside Garda Station to reopen after 'rise in crime' since its closure

Jun 13th 2017, 2:54 PM 13,012 Views 34 Comments

The closure has led to six years of protests in the south Dublin town of about 20,000.

# shane-ross - Monday 29 May, 2017

These are the planned routes for the new 'Bus Rapid Transit' network in Dublin
# Fast Lane
# Fast Lane

These are the planned routes for the new 'Bus Rapid Transit' network in Dublin

May 29th 2017, 1:47 PM 59,339 Views 36 Comments

A new express bus system is being planned for the capital.

# shane-ross - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week
# Clampers
# Clampers

Long-awaited clamping regulations to begin next week

May 27th 2017, 6:06 AM 24,393 Views 27 Comments

The regulations will be published next week, with the NTA taking over in October.

# shane-ross - Thursday 11 May, 2017

New bus corridors, new cycle lanes, new tickets: Dublin's bus network to be completely redesigned
# New Look
# New Look

New bus corridors, new cycle lanes, new tickets: Dublin's bus network to be completely redesigned

May 11th 2017, 6:58 AM 29,688 Views 108 Comments

Shane Ross said a complete redesign of the capital’s bus network is on the way.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade
# Transport
# Transport

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade

May 10th 2017, 6:01 PM 38,345 Views 34 Comments

Shane Ross said the improvements will also reduce journey times.

# shane-ross - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies
# Head Injury
# Head Injury

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies

May 7th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,096 Views 10 Comments

The document comes after five young rugby players suffered serious head injuries during Junior Cup games.

# shane-ross - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Shane Ross wants 'to take on monopolies' with independent third terminal at Dublin Airport
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Shane Ross wants 'to take on monopolies' with independent third terminal at Dublin Airport

May 4th 2017, 5:58 PM 17,125 Views 58 Comments

A review into a new terminal would be launched in the next few days, Ross said.

# shane-ross - 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 12,750 Views 58 Comments

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

# shane-ross - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump
# Trying To Rebuild
# Trying To Rebuild

Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump

Apr 23rd 2017, 9:18 AM 13,271 Views 87 Comments

The Labour leader also accused Shane Ross of “sitting in his office hiding”.

# shane-ross - Friday 21 April, 2017

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
# IMO
# IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

Apr 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 10,942 Views 29 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.