Launch of the JOC Report on Accessibility of Public Transport for People with Disabilities

14 November 2018

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I would like to begin by congratulating the Chair and members of the Committee and all those who contributed to the work of the Committee, especially those with a disability and who have direct experience of using public transport, on the development of the comprehensive report we see published today.

Ross funds extra salt as he urges all to stay safe and seen this winter

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Today the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. announced that he has secured additional funding for salt stocks as part of his Department’s preparation for winter 2018-19.

At the launch of the Partnership Governments 2018-19 be “Winter Ready” campaign at the National Emergency Coordination Centre in Dublin today, Minister Ross said:

Minister Ross introduces new powers to enforce a ban on motorised rickshaws and insists on licences for slower, non-motorised rickshaws

Tuesday 06 November 2018

“I am acutely aware of the dangers posed by rickshaws on our streets” said Minister Ross when he brought a Draft General Scheme to Cabinet today to amend the Taxi Regulation Act 2013. 

Minister commences the Drink Driving Provisions of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018

Thursday 25 October 2018

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Shane Ross TD, has today announced the commencement of the drink-driving provisions of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018,  with effect from 26 October 2018. 

These provisions will ensure that all drink drivers, without exception, will receive a driving disqualification.  They remove the concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers have been able to receive penalty points instead of a disqualification. 

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross gets Government sign-off on N6 Galway City Ring Road (GCRR)

Tuesday 02 October 2018

Minister Shane Ross, Galway County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have welcomed today’s Government decision to approve the advancement of Galway City Ring Road Scheme to the statutory planning process.  Galway County Council will now submit the Environmental Impact Assessment Report, the Natura Impact Statement, Motorway Scheme Order and Protected Road Scheme Order for the scheme to An Bord Pleanála.


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