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#Shane Ross

# shane-ross - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Shane Ross: Solution to save the FAI may be agreed 'fairly soon'

The Minister met with Uefa and FAI Chair Roy Barrett today, as talks to find a deal to safeguard the financial future of the crisis-hit football body intensify.

# shane-ross - Friday 10 January, 2020

Government announce €10m grants for the Sportsground and RDS, but FAI awarded just €2m

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have announced a series of provisional grants totaling over €77million as part of the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund .

# shane-ross - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Ross says 'old guard have now been excised' following meeting with new FAI delegation

The meeting came on the back of the appointment of Roy Barrett, Catherine Guy and Liz Joyce to the FAI Board.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie No bail out deal for FAI signed off on, but meeting with Uefa to be held next week Change The Guard

No bail out deal for FAI signed off on, but meeting with Uefa to be held next week

A number of new directors to the FAI are to be in place by the end of the week.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019 Road Safety Authority

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019

A total of 148 people died on Irish roads last year, according to provisional figures.

# shane-ross - Monday 30 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI' State Funding

Taoiseach: 'We won't ask the taxpayer to bail out the FAI'

Amid debts of around €62 million, the FAI recently asked government for a bailout of €18 million.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government bail out the FAI?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the government will not be bailing out the football organisation.

# shane-ross - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Shane Ross rules out liquidation or examinership as viable options for the FAI

The Sports Minister is due to met with Uefa on 14 January.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Office of Transport Minister Shane Ross warned Luas operator of 'increase in anti-social behaviour' Public Transport

Office of Transport Minister Shane Ross warned Luas operator of 'increase in anti-social behaviour'

In one case, an eight-year-old girl had beer contents splashed on her.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Another grim day shows how Irish football has been failed by more than just the top of the FAI

The FAI was again the talking point in Leinster House, as Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland were in the spotlight.

Rift deepens as FAI criticise Shane Ross' comments at Oireachtas Committee

Trade union SIPTU, meanwhile, have told the Minister that morale among FAI workers is at an all-time low.

From TheJournal.ie Ross 'urgently' seeking clarity on what'll happen to the League of Ireland if the FAI fails FAI

Ross 'urgently' seeking clarity on what'll happen to the League of Ireland if the FAI fails

In a statement this evening, Ross’s department said the League of Ireland “would cease to exist in its current format” if the FAI fails.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee

Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will appear at Leinster House tomorrow, however.

# shane-ross - Monday 16 December, 2019

'That process of reform is still far from complete' - Shane Ross on tonight's meeting with the FAI

The Sports Minster says the government will not fund the troubled organisation.

# shane-ross - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Independent chairperson to do 'thorough analysis' before deciding on FAI appointment

The arrival of four external members to the football body’s board has been made a priority by sports minister Shane Ross.

From TheJournal.ie Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross Jobs For Judges

Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross

The Bill passed in the Seanad by a slim margin of 25 votes to 23.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI Two Sections

Shane Ross says government will 'look at' proposal to split FAI

A plan has been created by FAI members to split the organisation into two sections, the Irish Independent has reported.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Legal limbo to end for Dublin's horse-drawn carriage drivers as new law to sort out licence debacle Unregulated

Legal limbo to end for Dublin's horse-drawn carriage drivers as new law to sort out licence debacle

Since 2018 Dublin City Council no longer issue carriage drivers licences, which drivers say could lead to unlicensed operators and concerns for animal welfare.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I haven't heard the FAI apologise': Concerns of staff, players and fans after 'shocking' FAI accounts Shane Ross

'I haven't heard the FAI apologise': Concerns of staff, players and fans after 'shocking' FAI accounts

“How can we be in a scenario where we’re fighting for our jobs, and we did nothing wrong?”

# shane-ross - Monday 9 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case' FAI

Shane Ross: 'We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money... it's a basket case'

The Sports Minister won’t be appearing before Wednesday’s emergency Oireachtas meeting.

Staff criticise lack of information over finances as FAI confirm Oireachtas Committee appearance

Sports minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will not be appearing alongside the football body on Wednesday, however.

# shane-ross - Friday 6 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet Driving Solo

Legislation to test self-driving cars on public roads approved by Cabinet

The proposal was put forward by Minister for Transport Shane Ross.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Morale among staff at 'all-time low' as FAI endure another chaotic day

SIPTU want to meet with Shane Ross amid concerns of job losses at an organisation now without a Chief Executive.

# shane-ross - Monday 2 December, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network Funding

Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network

The investment in civil engineering programmes will take place from 2020 to 2024.

# shane-ross - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Sport Ireland refers audit report of FAI to An Garda Síochána Forensic AccountantS

Sport Ireland refers audit report of FAI to An Garda Síochána

Sport Ireland decided to suspend and withhold future funding to the FAI in April.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Not happy with a speed limit in your area? Plans underway to allow members of the public to appeal for changes Speed Limits

Not happy with a speed limit in your area? Plans underway to allow members of the public to appeal for changes

A national speed limit audit is currently near completion.

From TheJournal.ie 'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA Verona Murphy

'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA

Verona Murphy has clashed with the RSA in her role with the Irish Road Hauliers’ Association.

# shane-ross - Monday 25 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws Graduated Speeding

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

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?

Shane Ross is bringing the proposals to Cabinet, but he faces opposition to get it over the line.

# shane-ross - Sunday 24 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences Road Safety

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences

The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.

# shane-ross - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be an all-island soccer league? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an all-island soccer league?

Shane Ross has backed the idea.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious merit in proposals': Shane Ross backs all-island soccer league Political Football

'Serious merit in proposals': Shane Ross backs all-island soccer league

The Irish Football Association in Northern Ireland has dismissed such proposals so far.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Drivers who dangerously overtake cyclists face automatic fine and penalty points from today Road Safety

Drivers who dangerously overtake cyclists face automatic fine and penalty points from today

The new laws came into effect at midnight.

# shane-ross - Thursday 7 November, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says he understands cyclist 'die ins' as he's presented with flowers for dead cyclists Cycling In The City This post contains videos

Shane Ross says he understands cyclist 'die ins' as he's presented with flowers for dead cyclists

Ross was speaking at the launch of a new Dublin Bus virtual reality training tool that allows bus drivers see the road from a cyclist’s perspective.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving Travel To Work

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

# shane-ross - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance Noteworthy

Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance

Minister Sean Canney was also asked to provide more information on €3,258 in “policy formulation” expenses that were spent in a string of restaurants around the country.

From TheJournal.ie €241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo Westport

€241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo

The project is the largest investment of public money in Co Mayo in the history of the State.

From TheJournal.ie E-scooter scheme similar to Dublin Bikes 'could help solve Dublin's commuter misery' Alternative Transport

E-scooter scheme similar to Dublin Bikes 'could help solve Dublin's commuter misery'

That’s according to Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry, who says e-scooter users are left in limbo with no regulations.

# shane-ross - Monday 14 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line Rush Hour

26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line

The first of the trams, which will increase passenger capacity from 319 to 408, was officially unveiled today.

# shane-ross - Monday 7 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance want rise in income threshold for medical cards for the over 70s Budget 2020

Independent Alliance want rise in income threshold for medical cards for the over 70s

They said they are at a ‘very delicate stage’ of negotiations with Minister Paschal Donohoe.

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