Roads

Minister Ross ploughs ahead with agreed regulations on tractor testing

Monday 16 April 2018

Following months of discussions the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. has signed off on new regulations for the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles -  including tractors. An EU Directive (2014/45/EU) required roadworthiness testing for certain tractors which can exceed 40 km/h -  otherwise known as “fast tractors”.

HGV OPERATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS HOURS RULES DURING THE CURRENT ANIMAL FODDER CRISIS

There has been on-going liaison over the past few days between the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Road Safety Authority about HGV transport operations associated with the delivery of animal fodder during the current fodder crisis.

Minister Ross urges public to repeat remarkable achievement of Easter 2017

 Friday 30th March

As some people look forward to having a drink in their local pub today, Minister Ross said;

“This is the first Good Friday since 1927 when people can go to their local pub and enjoy a drink or two if they choose. I would urge all those who do to leave the car at home, organise alternative transport or select a designated driver if you are with friends.”

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