Michael Ring

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The first service was launched in Listowel, Co Kerry, last June and since last summer a total of 65 additional services across all 26 counties have been running on average from 6pm to 11pm typically on Friday and Saturday.

A pilot programme which has seen evening and late night public transport services operating in rural areas since the middle of last year has been give(...)

Drivers are told by gardaí to blame increased checks on Minister for Transport Shane Ross, according to one Minister. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Increased drink driving checkpoints by An Garda Síochána, particularly in the mornings, as a result of tighter drink driving laws have come in for hea(...)

Katie Taylor. “I love the simple life, the boring life. No, the US hasn’t changed me at all. I mean I’m living in a little one-bed apartment in America.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Really it has never been much different than it is now. Katie Taylor has always folded a boxing career into life on her own terms. If she can look aft(...)

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It is understood  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met Minister for Transport Shane Ross before the Cabinet meeting and brokered a deal. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

A Fine Gael Minister has told his colleagues he would rather have an election than pass controversial road safety measures proposed by Minister for Tr(...)

Shane Ross, Minister for Transport: proposals at an early stage. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The latest moves from Minister for Transport Shane Ross to further tighten road traffic legislation once again exhibit the Dublin Rathdown TD’s determ(...)

Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer was accused by Fianna Fáil senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of using “misogynistic” and “gendered” language towards her.

And the winner of the High Dudgeon award for Overreaction of the Week goes to. . . Lorraine Clifford-Lee. The Fianna Fáil senator experienced a sudde(...)

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring  during the ‘Be Winter-Ready’ campaign  launch at the National Emergency Co-Ordination Centre  on Kildare Street, Dublin on November 7th Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring has hit out at local authorities over their failure to spend allocated funds for projects including road impro(...)

The area in Cook Street, Dublin, where Michal Waskiewicz died while sleeping rough. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The death of a homeless man on a Dublin street this week was “tragic” and efforts are underway to provide additional accommodation for people without (...)

Michael Ring and Paschal Donohoe  with 100-year-old Bridget Byrne at the announcement of increased funds for the regeneration of Dublin’s north inner city, at  Lourdes Day Care Centre. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Dublin footballer Michael Darragh MacAuley has said he is hopeful Government investment can turn around a deprived part of inner-city Dublin. Mr Mac(...)

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