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 Minister for Transport Shane Ross who voted in error against his own Road Traffic Bill. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Transport Shane Ross voted against his own controversial road safety legislation in the Dáil yesterday when he mistakenly pressed the red(...)

New traffic measures include increased penalties for speeding, mobile phone use, non-wearing of seat belts and carrying unrestrained children.

Gardaí arrested more people for drink driving in April 2017 than any other single month in the previous five years, according to Minister for Transpor(...)

Katie Donoghue, from Drumcondra in Dublin, joined other Suffragettes outside Leinster House on Tuesday, a century after women won the right to vote, to show support for a new generation fighting for abortion rights ahead of the referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned legislation to allow for abortions up to 12 weeks may not pass the Oireachtas, even if the Eighth Amendment is repea(...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

 ‘The pressure to resist this seems to be coming from the Vintners’ lobby, I don’t think that it is coming from the people,’ says Minister Ross. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said lowering the current 50mgs drink-drive limit is a “no-go area” at the moment due to the anticipated level (...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross said inexperienced drivers were up to five times more likely to be involved in a collision. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

New penalties targeting the owners of cars which are driven by an unaccompanied learner driver are a response to a “nod and a wink” attitude which see(...)

Minister for Transport Tourism & Sport Shane Ross. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Shane Ross is quite happy with his reputation as a troublemaker in Government, in fact he hopes he has that title. It is not his intention to cause c(...)

In Dublin the number of burglaries has risen almost every year since the recession. This has broadly coincided with a rise in the imprisonment rate. Photograph: Getty Images

The wide variation in the severity of punishments faced by convicted burglars is another symptom of a problem which has bedevilled the judiciary for y(...)

Here we go again. The drinks lobby flexes its muscles and members of the Oireachtas run for the hills. Alcohol-related campaigns have replaced the tra(...)

Shane Ross with Donna Price in 2017. The Minister has appointed Ms  Price and Gillian Treacy, who he said were active in the area of road safety advocacy, to the board of the RSA. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two new directors have been appointed to the board of the Road Safety Authority. Minister for Transport Shane Ross appointed Donna Price and Gillian(...)

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