Shane Ross

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Shane Ross said : “The work force should be protected. We are determined there will be no compulsory redundancies. "The workforce should be assured that their jobs are not in jeopardy. The earlier redundancy scheme which was suggested in earlier meetings is off the table. "The particular emphasis should be put on the low to middle income earners who should not feel that their jobs are in any way under threat” External link

irishmirror Friday, January 31, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Today marks a new milestone and a new dawn for Irish football. We have had very dark days in recent times. Some days I thought we would never get to where we are now” External link

irishtimes Friday, January 31, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The work force should be protected. We've had discussions with their reps and we are determined there will be no compulsory redundancies," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "We will restore Sport Ireland funding for football development programmes of €2.9 million annually, doubling this amount to €5.8 million each year from 2020 to 2023. €800,000 of that funding will support programmes that underpin the development of the men’s and women’s national leagues" External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Of course there are many reforms still to come. Crucially, the financial assistance we announce today is absolutely conditional on these reforms being implemented. This is not a bail-out by any standard. ” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Of course there are many reforms still to come. Crucially, the financial assistance we announce today is absolutely conditional on these reforms being implemented. This is not a bail-out by any standard. ” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Of course there are many reforms still to come. Crucially, the financial assistance we announce today is absolutely conditional on these reforms being implemented. This is not a bail-out by any standard. ” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Of course there are many reforms still to come. Crucially, the financial assistance we announce today is absolutely conditional on these reforms being implemented. This is not a bail-out by any standard. ” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "we will restore Sport Ireland funding for football development programmes of €2.9 million annually, doubling this amount to €5.8 million each year from 2020 to 2023. €800,000 of that funding will support programmes that underpin the development of the men’s and women’s national leagues" External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We can now look forward to a rigorous rebuilding of the FAI from a toxic, autocratic, unfit-for-purpose organisation to a fresh, cleansed association that can honourably represent and support Irish football, at home and also on the world stage” External link

thejournal Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Niall Quinn ) : "I'm very pleased with this decision and I wish Niall all the best in this important role," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "I would also like to emphasise again that I consider that local authorities are best placed to assess priorities within their areas and considerable autonomy is therefore given to local authorities under most grant headings to decide their work programme. I would also explain that these grants supplement local authorities own resources expenditure on regional and local road projects and do not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year" External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are anxious to restore the funding which we had taken away from them in order to benefit grassroots soccer. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “an intensive round of talks over the next few days” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : “It's very delicate at the moment but you can take it that everybody sees that they (UEFA) will have skin in the game here,” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We’re very encouraged by what’s happened” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “UEFA showed an enormous amount of goodwill” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Irish Examiner ) : “We are now, we think, on a pathway to a possible solution to the immediate problems that beset the FAI. We think that the constructive nature of the meeting indicated that all four stakeholders are absolutely united in their determination to do what has to be done for Irish soccer particularly from our point of view for the grassroots,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I'm fairly confident the goodwill is there to ensure it doesn't," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "What we’ve said quite specifically is we’re anxious to restore the funding, which we had taken away from them, in order to benefit grassroots soccer," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Uefa showed an enormous amount of goodwill” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross declared ( about Association ) : “The government does not see either liquidation or Examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We were delighted to announce significant funding for major sports facilities in recent days. It is well established that participation in sport plays a significant role in improving people’s health and wellbeing. It is particularly important to get our young people involved in sports and to do so, we must have good quality, safe and attractive sports facilities. The grants we are announcing today in addition to the 25 grants announced on Friday last, will help deliver state-of the art facilities across the country and across a variety of sports” External link

anglocelt Monday, January 13, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “It will be graduated, the more you break the speed limit the more you’ll be punished – there will be higher penalty points,” External link

thejournal Monday, January 13, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I've got a lot of work to do on the reforms to the FAI and I would prefer to see those implemented before a general election. So I would have a preference for an April/May date, but obviously that's not in my hands" External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I've got a lot of work to do on the reforms to the FAI and I would prefer to see those implemented before a general election. So I would have a preference for an April/May date, but obviously that's not in my hands" External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The establishment of the LSSIF confirmed the commitment expressed in the National Development Plan and the National Sports Policy 2018 – 2027 to increase investment in sporting facilities across the State,” “Before the establishment of the LSSIF, Government funding for large sports projects was decided on an ad-hoc basis. The fund provides a robust and transparent mechanism for the allocation of funding to develop the best high quality sports facilities across all regions” External link

thejournal Friday, January 10, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It was good to have the opportunity to meet with the new Chairman (Barrett) and Directors so soon after their appointment. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : “They're taking on an association with a debt of €60 million, they're taking on a formidable challenge, but we think that their advent, which has been sought for a very long time and been resisted by the FAI for a very long time, will mean that those who are the creditors and all the stakeholders will take great encouragement and all those people who attend football every weekend will look to them as a kind of beacon of hope for football in Ireland,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “now we’ve got a new FAI, we’ll look at anything that’s put on the table” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "We'd love to restore funding. We give them €2.9 million per annum. This is the first step obviously in the restoration of that," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I believe it was vital that we met with the League of Ireland clubs and players today and to hear their views and perspectives ahead of our meeting with UEFA later this month. " External link

RTERadio Friday, January 3, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The only way to respond to these needless deaths and injuries on our roads is through action not words. While families and friends grieve the loss of their loved one, we must as a society all respond with deeds, to prevent it happening to others,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Association ) : “The government does not see either liquidation or examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football” External link

irishmirror Monday, December 30, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Association ) : “The government does not see either liquidation or examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 30, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "In response to the events at the reconvened FAI AGM today I wish to state that the government does not see either liquidation or examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football. Over the Christmas period Minister Brendan Griffin and I have been moving with other stakeholders to find a solution to the crisis that includes an acceleration in the pace of reform, the future of government funding, above all, a more secure outlook for FAI staff and certainty that grassroots football does not suffer. A radical change in the FAI culture is essential to underpin other reforms. The long-awaited appointment of an independent chair and three other independent directors, expected in the very near future, should provide the necessary impetus for a new confidence in the reform process. In early January Minister Griffin and I expect to meet UEFA, representatives of all League of Ireland clubs, spokespeople for the trades unions, directors of the FAI and other stakeholders in pursuit of a solution that avoids liquidation or examinership but secures the future of Irish football" External link

todayfm Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Brendan Griffin ) : "Over the Christmas period Minister Brendan Griffin and I have been moving with other stakeholders to find a solution to the crisis that includes an acceleration in the pace of reform, the future of government funding, above all, a more secure outlook for FAI staff and certainty that grassroots football does not suffer. " External link

eecho Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Association ) : "The Government does not see either liquidation or examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football" External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "On electric cars, we've made commitments to a million by 2030," External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "You can't sort out traffic like we've got overnight because it's symptomatic of the incredible success that we've had as a nation in economic recovery," "You can't widen every road. You can't cut down every tree. What you can do is say the policy is to get people out of their cars" External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I think a lot of people get a good laugh out of it," External link

abc-au Monday, December 23, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "A lot of locals think it's litter," External link

abc-au Monday, December 23, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Our interest is in saving Irish football, and that's absolutely imperative," External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “That is what they looked for, or they looked for a guarantee of that, and they presented different scenarios... They actually named that figure. It was shocking” External link

irishmirror Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We will reduce the risk of examinership and liquidation immediately once the independent directors are in,” “That will lead to more confidence in stakeholders, ourselves, the banks, Uefa” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “That is what they looked for, or they looked for a guarantee of that, and they presented different scenarios… They actually named that figure. It was shocking” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “They acknowledge that some steps have been taken to address shortcomings, but there is a steep mountain to climb before we can reinstate funding to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “That is what they looked for, or they looked for a guarantee of that, and they presented different scenarios… They actually named that figure. It was shocking” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “They acknowledge that some steps have been taken to address shortcomings, but there is a steep mountain to climb before we can reinstate funding to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross replied : “they looked for various scenarios, and €18 million as a possibility” “That’s what they looked for, or alternatively a guarantee of that, but they named that figure,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We made it absolutely clear to them that they would not be getting a bailout, that KOSI had said they would not be getting any funding, and that any further discussion was pointless,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The Governance Review Group made many recommendations, which were all accepted by the FAI. As the Committee will be aware, one of the most important recommendations was to appoint an independent Chair and three other independent directors. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross replied : “they looked for various scenarios, and €18 million as a possibility” “That’s what they looked for, or alternatively a guarantee of that, but they named that figure,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We made it absolutely clear to them that they would not be getting a bailout, that KOSI had said they would not be getting any funding, and that any further discussion was pointless,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The Governance Review Group made many recommendations, which were all accepted by the FAI. As the Committee will be aware, one of the most important recommendations was to appoint an independent Chair and three other independent directors. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The importance of regional airports in facilitating international connections is reflected in Project Ireland 2040 as well as related Regional Economic and Spatial Strategies and our National Aviation Policy. The Government's commitment to regional airports, as part of these long term planning and investment strategies, is evident in the capital provision of €72m for the Regional Airports Programme under the National Development Plan to 2027" External link

longfordleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about British ) : “We got a very short tour (of the Port) and we were delighted with what we saw there. The fact that the Port is actually paying the Government a dividend now is something which is very encouraging for us. We had a satisfactory outline of their plans for the future which all looks positive. It’s a port which, obviously when Brexit happens, may even benefit from it and the fact that they’ve got direct routes to Rotterdam and elsewhere means that they won’t be dependent on the British market or British routes or the (British) landbridge so things are looking good in both places (the port and airport)” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross stated : “The Port wasn’t really that affected (by Brexit) anyway, they’ve no direct routes to Britain so it wasn’t something which particularly worried them. I think they’re looking for opportunities arising out of Brexit in fact” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We’re not in the business of bailing out the FAI in any circumstances,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The importance of regional airports in facilitating international connections is reflected in Project Ireland 2040 as well as related Regional Economic and Spatial Strategies and our National Aviation Policy. The Government's commitment to regional airports, as part of these long term planning and investment strategies, is evident in the capital provision of €72m for the Regional Airports Programme under the National Development Plan to 2027" External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "They were looking for support from the Government, which we were unable to give them. Financial support in other words. We said we are not in the business of bailing out the FAI under any circumstances," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The KOSI report stated that an unreformed FAI was unfit to receive government funding. That process of reform is still far from complete," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The Government cannot provide direct financial support or a bailout to the FAI in any circumstance,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : “We will be seeking an early meeting with Uefa in the coming days to intensify the search for a solution to the deep problems inflicted on the FAI” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We were not in the business of bailing out the FAI in any circumstances," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The FAI is in a really very grave situation at the moment. I can’t over-estimate how bad things are and they’ve brought it upon themselves. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The FAI is in a really very grave situation at the moment,” “I can’t overestimate how bad things are and they’ve brought it upon themselves” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : "They’ve been pushing for a meeting for several weeks and we got the message that it’s very very urgent so we agreed to meet them. " External link

RTERadio Monday, December 16, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The FAI is in a really very grave situation at the moment. I can’t over-estimate how bad things are and they’ve brought it upon themselves. " External link

RTERadio Monday, December 16, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “There is no question of any money being promised at that meeting and no such suggestion has been made to us either directly or through a third party,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We will be asking questions about why the independent directors have not been appointed yet and looking for an early process for the appointment of a new chief executive and chairman,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “What we are doing at the moment is we are looking after the 2.9 million [euro] which we have been giving to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Friday, December 13, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “What we are doing at the moment is we are looking after the 2.9 million [euro] which we have been giving to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Friday, December 13, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The completion of this detailed design can now inform the commercial case for potential reinstatement and allows Shannon Foynes Port Company, in conjunction with Iarnród Éireann, to commence a detailed market review of potential future users,” External link

limerickleader Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We’ve withdrawn that funding and what we’re going to do is, we’re going to ensure it gets to the small clubs. We’re going to absolutely ensure that it gets to the players, to the grassroots” External link

irishmirror Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The Government can’t believe the association which runs Irish football has sunk to such an awful low,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “What we are doing at the moment is we are looking after the 2.9 million [euro] which we have been giving to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Nobody should look at [the government] as just going to come in and bail out an organisation which is coming to us with a black hole, the extent of which we can’t know,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money, we've withdrawn from them and we're not going to give them any Government money or taxpayers' money," "We must be absolutely certain that we don't give money to an organisation which is in tatters. And the FAI is, and I think everybody would agree. It's a basket case" External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “This funding will enable our local sports partnerships and national governing bodies to deliver a comprehensive programme of initiatives under the National Physical Activity Plan and in line with the National Sports Policy. "We are committed to giving more people the opportunity to partake in sport, with all the mental and physical benefits it brings. My Department will continue to work closely with Sport Ireland, the Local Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies of Sport and other funded bodies to ensure that the programme of initiatives resulting from this funding is inclusive, accessible and regionally balanced” External link

dublinpeople Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are not prepared to give it to the FAI as that's throwing money down a black hole," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross told : "The board is still not cleared out of the old guard, that should be absolute and total," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross told : “We don’t trust the FAI, we don’t trust them with the money, we’ve withdrawn from them and we’re not going to give them any government money or taxpayers money,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We must be absolutely certain that we don’t give money to an organisation which is in tatters. And the FAI is, and I think everybody would agree. It’s a basket case, a financial basket case,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “In the meantime, I am looking at ways to fund programmes through alternative means,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I think it's very important that we send a clear message," "The government funding is not going to follow the usual suspects being appointed" External link

herald-ie Saturday, December 7, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “It is important that we make the most of these developments for not just transport, but also the wider economy,” External link

thejournal Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I welcome it. I have been calling for his exit for many months. The old guard needs to be removed in total” External link

thejournal Friday, December 6, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Team ) : "I am very pleased that we can now confirm the payment of the 2019 grant for the Women’s National Football Team and that a process has been put in place which will ensure that there is full accountability in relation to this funding. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross warned : “The new deadline for Brexit means that the UK can still leave with ‘No Deal’ if the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU is not ratified by Parliament by 31st January 2020” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “in order to ensure that sufficient stocks are in place early next year,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am delighted to announce €4.2 million in funding for sport and physical activity measures through the Dormant Accounts Fund. This funding will enable our Local Sports Partnerships and National Governing Bodies to deliver a comprehensive programme of initiatives under the National Physical Activity Plan and in line with the National Sports Policy. We are committed to giving more people the opportunity to partake in sport, with all the mental and physical benefits it brings. My Department will continue to work closely with Sport Ireland, the Local Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies of Sport and other funded bodies to ensure that the programme of initiatives resulting from this funding is inclusive, accessible and regionally balanced” External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added ( about Noel Mooney ) : "It means not going back to the FAI for people like Noel Mooney, people who in the past have had identification with the FAI. That's not acceptable anymore. We've got to see a complete clean out" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "I can't understand why the independent directors haven't been appointed yet," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "He was a very able guy, he's got a very good record as well," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "on foot of the findings of the KOSI report" External link

herald-ie Friday, November 29, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : "More immediately, in tandem with Sport Ireland, we are finalising a proposal to fund the women's national team and players via a trusted independent third party. " External link

herald-ie Friday, November 29, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “More immediately, in tandem with Sport Ireland, we are finalising a proposal to fund the women’s national team and players via a trusted independent third party,” “This proposal, which was approved in principle by the board of Sport Ireland last month, will be concluded and agreed in the coming days” External link

thejournal Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "More immediately, in tandem with Sport Ireland, we are finalising a proposal to fund the Women's National team and players via a trusted independent third party. This proposal, which was approved in principle by the board of Sport Ireland last month, will be concluded and agreed in the coming days" External link

independent-ie Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "What she said about me is really neither here nor there, but I think you should consider them as valuable and as worthy as what she said about other things which I strongly, strongly disagree with" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "Today's Christmas and New Year road safety appeal serves as a serious reminder to us all of the life-changing consequences of road traffic collisions particularly for vulnerable road users. It is for this reason that I recently introduced an amendment to the dangerous overtaking laws to target drivers who put the lives of cyclists at risk with dangerous overtaking. It is also why I am introducing a system of graduated speeding fines which will see higher penalties, for drivers who break the speed limit by significant amounts. We have graduated penalties for drink driving so we believe we should have them for speeding as well" External link

irishsun Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Publication of the Final Report would, I am advised, be contrary to the principles of natural justice. Accordingly, neither I, nor Sport Ireland, propose to publish the report at this time," External link

independent-ie Thursday, November 28, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "this graduated speeding penalty system... would send a clear message to drivers that the more they speed, the more serious consequences they face" External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The objective is not to penalise people but to change behaviour,” “We don’t want to catch people speeding, we want to encourage them to stop speeding so as to prevent deaths and injuries on our roads” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The objective is not to penalise people but to change behaviour,” “We don’t want to catch people speeding, we want to encourage them to stop speeding so as to prevent deaths and injuries on our roads” External link

independent-ie-regional Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I would like to congratulate all of the successful applicants receiving grants,” External link

dublinpeople Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I'm not privy to the plot and not a single minister, nor a rural TD, has approached me on this issue at all" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Increasing participation in sport is the central aim of our National Sports Policy and to achieve our objectives we need to have appropriate sports facilities," "The vast majority of grants are going to voluntary organisations and I want to particularly thank all of the volunteers associated with these clubs for their tireless work and their commitment to improving their facilities to benefit all members," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am delighted to announce a further €2.580 million in funding for sports projects. This funding is in addition to the €37m million allocations for local projects that were announced last week. All of the projects receiving allocations today will play an important role in supporting the objectives of our National Sports Policy and our wish to see every citizen engaging regularly in some form of sport and physical activity” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “This review will look at all aspects of Ireland’s current active travel and public transport policies with a view to producing a new vision for sustainable mobility in Ireland,” “This review will help set a sustainable path into the future” External link

thetimes Friday, November 15, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The new legislation will make it an offence to dangerously overtake a pedal cyclist," External link

trendnews-az Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The new legislation will make it an offence to dangerously overtake a pedal cyclist," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The law will target and punish drivers who are guilty of such deadly, dangerous behaviour. Equally important is the impact I hope it will have on driver behaviour, providing a heightened awareness of the importance of sharing road space in a respectful and safe manner” External link

eecho Monday, November 11, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Today is a great day for cyclists. It’s a great day because we have introduced this particular measure and it’s about road safety and it’s about saving lives,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 11, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Too many cyclists have frankly terrifying tales to tell of intimidatingly close passes and near misses. And we are all sadly aware of the worrying numbers of cyclists being killed and injured on our roads, despite a downward trend in road fatalities more generally," External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, November 11, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am confident the plans and initiatives will provide an assurance to the sector that where growth opportunities exist, they will be exploited,” External link

thejournal Monday, November 11, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “This project is hugely significant and will deliver real benefits to rail commuters in the Greater Dublin Area. In terms of rail, this Government is making major investments, including the National Train Control Centre, the improved programme of network maintenance and renewal and of course the DART Expansion Programme. We want more and more people to make the switch to sustainable mobility and to do that we need projects like this to expand the network and make it more attractive to use” External link

europeanrailwayreview Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I’ve always liked to see progress on it but I don’t think the government considered it a priority,” External link

thetimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I think the situation with Brexit hasn't worked its way out yet. And I think it would be right for us to continue to provide stable government in a very difficult situation. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “They will start arriving the third quarter of 2021 and will be fully in use by the middle of 2022” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : “Both of these projects are hugely significant and will deliver real benefits to rail commuters in the Greater Dublin Area as well as remove road bottlenecks and improve infrastructure in the Mid-West region” External link

thejournal Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross dit : "Si le chiffre descend jusqu'à 12,5% dans le Royaume-Uni, cela serait une menace pour nous et nous devrons prendre les mesures pour nous adapter en conséquence" External link

humanite Monday, July 4, 2016 6:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross dit : "Si le chiffre descend jusqu'à 12,5% dans le Royaume-Uni, cela serait une menace pour nous et nous devrons prendre les mesures pour nous adapter en conséquence" External link

capital-FR Monday, July 4, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister for transport9.61%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
minister38.73%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
transport minister24.18%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
independent alliance minister0.36%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
minister for sport5.44%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
minister for transport tourism and sport4.01%EN11/07/201707/11/2017
sports minister9.35%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
sport minister0.60%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
minister for tourism0.29%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
environment minister0.02%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
accused0.26%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
transport tourism and sport minister0.17%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
tourism and sport minister0.17%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
tourism minister0.50%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
minister for transport and sport0.07%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
current transport minister0.12%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
current sports minister0.02%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
minister for transport and tourism0.07%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
transport and sports minister0.02%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
minister for transport sport and tourism0.10%EN08/11/201711/08/2017
irish transport minister0.38%EN08/08/201708/08/2017
deputy0.76%EN06/14/201714/06/2017
member0.62%EN06/07/201707/06/2017
irish minister for transport tourism and sport0.02%EN04/28/201728/04/2017
transport and tourism minister0.05%EN04/21/201721/04/2017
minister of transport0.14%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
fellow independent alliance minister0.02%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
minister for tourism and sport0.21%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
colleague0.21%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
independent alliance colleague0.05%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
Names Lang Count
Shane RossEN95.18%
Shane RossEU1.92%
Shane RossDE1.92%
Shane RossFR0.71%
Shane RossPT0.24%
Shane RossGA0.03%
Shane Peter Nathaniel RossEU0.00%


 
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Shane Ross said : “The work force should be protected. We are determined there will be no compulsory redundancies. "The workforce should be assured that their jobs are not in jeopardy. The earlier redundancy scheme which was suggested in earlier meetings is off the table. "The particular emphasis should be put on the low to middle income earners who should not feel that their jobs are in any way under threat” External link

irishmirror Friday, January 31, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Today marks a new milestone and a new dawn for Irish football. We have had very dark days in recent times. Some days I thought we would never get to where we are now” External link

irishtimes Friday, January 31, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The work force should be protected. We've had discussions with their reps and we are determined there will be no compulsory redundancies," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "We will restore Sport Ireland funding for football development programmes of €2.9 million annually, doubling this amount to €5.8 million each year from 2020 to 2023. €800,000 of that funding will support programmes that underpin the development of the men’s and women’s national leagues" External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Of course there are many reforms still to come. Crucially, the financial assistance we announce today is absolutely conditional on these reforms being implemented. This is not a bail-out by any standard. ” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Of course there are many reforms still to come. Crucially, the financial assistance we announce today is absolutely conditional on these reforms being implemented. This is not a bail-out by any standard. ” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Of course there are many reforms still to come. Crucially, the financial assistance we announce today is absolutely conditional on these reforms being implemented. This is not a bail-out by any standard. ” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Of course there are many reforms still to come. Crucially, the financial assistance we announce today is absolutely conditional on these reforms being implemented. This is not a bail-out by any standard. ” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "we will restore Sport Ireland funding for football development programmes of €2.9 million annually, doubling this amount to €5.8 million each year from 2020 to 2023. €800,000 of that funding will support programmes that underpin the development of the men’s and women’s national leagues" External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We can now look forward to a rigorous rebuilding of the FAI from a toxic, autocratic, unfit-for-purpose organisation to a fresh, cleansed association that can honourably represent and support Irish football, at home and also on the world stage” External link

thejournal Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Niall Quinn ) : "I'm very pleased with this decision and I wish Niall all the best in this important role," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "I would also like to emphasise again that I consider that local authorities are best placed to assess priorities within their areas and considerable autonomy is therefore given to local authorities under most grant headings to decide their work programme. I would also explain that these grants supplement local authorities own resources expenditure on regional and local road projects and do not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year" External link

irishsun Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are anxious to restore the funding which we had taken away from them in order to benefit grassroots soccer. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “an intensive round of talks over the next few days” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : “It's very delicate at the moment but you can take it that everybody sees that they (UEFA) will have skin in the game here,” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We’re very encouraged by what’s happened” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “UEFA showed an enormous amount of goodwill” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Irish Examiner ) : “We are now, we think, on a pathway to a possible solution to the immediate problems that beset the FAI. We think that the constructive nature of the meeting indicated that all four stakeholders are absolutely united in their determination to do what has to be done for Irish soccer particularly from our point of view for the grassroots,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I'm fairly confident the goodwill is there to ensure it doesn't," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "What we’ve said quite specifically is we’re anxious to restore the funding, which we had taken away from them, in order to benefit grassroots soccer," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Uefa showed an enormous amount of goodwill” External link

thejournal Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross declared ( about Association ) : “The government does not see either liquidation or Examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We were delighted to announce significant funding for major sports facilities in recent days. It is well established that participation in sport plays a significant role in improving people’s health and wellbeing. It is particularly important to get our young people involved in sports and to do so, we must have good quality, safe and attractive sports facilities. The grants we are announcing today in addition to the 25 grants announced on Friday last, will help deliver state-of the art facilities across the country and across a variety of sports” External link

anglocelt Monday, January 13, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “It will be graduated, the more you break the speed limit the more you’ll be punished – there will be higher penalty points,” External link

thejournal Monday, January 13, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I've got a lot of work to do on the reforms to the FAI and I would prefer to see those implemented before a general election. So I would have a preference for an April/May date, but obviously that's not in my hands" External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I've got a lot of work to do on the reforms to the FAI and I would prefer to see those implemented before a general election. So I would have a preference for an April/May date, but obviously that's not in my hands" External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The establishment of the LSSIF confirmed the commitment expressed in the National Development Plan and the National Sports Policy 2018 – 2027 to increase investment in sporting facilities across the State,” “Before the establishment of the LSSIF, Government funding for large sports projects was decided on an ad-hoc basis. The fund provides a robust and transparent mechanism for the allocation of funding to develop the best high quality sports facilities across all regions” External link

thejournal Friday, January 10, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It was good to have the opportunity to meet with the new Chairman (Barrett) and Directors so soon after their appointment. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : “They're taking on an association with a debt of €60 million, they're taking on a formidable challenge, but we think that their advent, which has been sought for a very long time and been resisted by the FAI for a very long time, will mean that those who are the creditors and all the stakeholders will take great encouragement and all those people who attend football every weekend will look to them as a kind of beacon of hope for football in Ireland,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:45:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “now we’ve got a new FAI, we’ll look at anything that’s put on the table” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "We'd love to restore funding. We give them €2.9 million per annum. This is the first step obviously in the restoration of that," External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I believe it was vital that we met with the League of Ireland clubs and players today and to hear their views and perspectives ahead of our meeting with UEFA later this month. " External link

RTERadio Friday, January 3, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The only way to respond to these needless deaths and injuries on our roads is through action not words. While families and friends grieve the loss of their loved one, we must as a society all respond with deeds, to prevent it happening to others,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Association ) : “The government does not see either liquidation or examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football” External link

irishmirror Monday, December 30, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Association ) : “The government does not see either liquidation or examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 30, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "In response to the events at the reconvened FAI AGM today I wish to state that the government does not see either liquidation or examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football. Over the Christmas period Minister Brendan Griffin and I have been moving with other stakeholders to find a solution to the crisis that includes an acceleration in the pace of reform, the future of government funding, above all, a more secure outlook for FAI staff and certainty that grassroots football does not suffer. A radical change in the FAI culture is essential to underpin other reforms. The long-awaited appointment of an independent chair and three other independent directors, expected in the very near future, should provide the necessary impetus for a new confidence in the reform process. In early January Minister Griffin and I expect to meet UEFA, representatives of all League of Ireland clubs, spokespeople for the trades unions, directors of the FAI and other stakeholders in pursuit of a solution that avoids liquidation or examinership but secures the future of Irish football" External link

todayfm Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Brendan Griffin ) : "Over the Christmas period Minister Brendan Griffin and I have been moving with other stakeholders to find a solution to the crisis that includes an acceleration in the pace of reform, the future of government funding, above all, a more secure outlook for FAI staff and certainty that grassroots football does not suffer. " External link

eecho Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Association ) : "The Government does not see either liquidation or examinership as a viable option for the Association or for Irish Football" External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "On electric cars, we've made commitments to a million by 2030," External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "You can't sort out traffic like we've got overnight because it's symptomatic of the incredible success that we've had as a nation in economic recovery," "You can't widen every road. You can't cut down every tree. What you can do is say the policy is to get people out of their cars" External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I think a lot of people get a good laugh out of it," External link

abc-au Monday, December 23, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "A lot of locals think it's litter," External link

abc-au Monday, December 23, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Our interest is in saving Irish football, and that's absolutely imperative," External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “That is what they looked for, or they looked for a guarantee of that, and they presented different scenarios... They actually named that figure. It was shocking” External link

irishmirror Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We will reduce the risk of examinership and liquidation immediately once the independent directors are in,” “That will lead to more confidence in stakeholders, ourselves, the banks, Uefa” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “That is what they looked for, or they looked for a guarantee of that, and they presented different scenarios… They actually named that figure. It was shocking” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “They acknowledge that some steps have been taken to address shortcomings, but there is a steep mountain to climb before we can reinstate funding to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “That is what they looked for, or they looked for a guarantee of that, and they presented different scenarios… They actually named that figure. It was shocking” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “They acknowledge that some steps have been taken to address shortcomings, but there is a steep mountain to climb before we can reinstate funding to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross replied : “they looked for various scenarios, and €18 million as a possibility” “That’s what they looked for, or alternatively a guarantee of that, but they named that figure,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We made it absolutely clear to them that they would not be getting a bailout, that KOSI had said they would not be getting any funding, and that any further discussion was pointless,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The Governance Review Group made many recommendations, which were all accepted by the FAI. As the Committee will be aware, one of the most important recommendations was to appoint an independent Chair and three other independent directors. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross replied : “they looked for various scenarios, and €18 million as a possibility” “That’s what they looked for, or alternatively a guarantee of that, but they named that figure,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We made it absolutely clear to them that they would not be getting a bailout, that KOSI had said they would not be getting any funding, and that any further discussion was pointless,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The Governance Review Group made many recommendations, which were all accepted by the FAI. As the Committee will be aware, one of the most important recommendations was to appoint an independent Chair and three other independent directors. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The importance of regional airports in facilitating international connections is reflected in Project Ireland 2040 as well as related Regional Economic and Spatial Strategies and our National Aviation Policy. The Government's commitment to regional airports, as part of these long term planning and investment strategies, is evident in the capital provision of €72m for the Regional Airports Programme under the National Development Plan to 2027" External link

longfordleader Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about British ) : “We got a very short tour (of the Port) and we were delighted with what we saw there. The fact that the Port is actually paying the Government a dividend now is something which is very encouraging for us. We had a satisfactory outline of their plans for the future which all looks positive. It’s a port which, obviously when Brexit happens, may even benefit from it and the fact that they’ve got direct routes to Rotterdam and elsewhere means that they won’t be dependent on the British market or British routes or the (British) landbridge so things are looking good in both places (the port and airport)” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross stated : “The Port wasn’t really that affected (by Brexit) anyway, they’ve no direct routes to Britain so it wasn’t something which particularly worried them. I think they’re looking for opportunities arising out of Brexit in fact” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We’re not in the business of bailing out the FAI in any circumstances,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The importance of regional airports in facilitating international connections is reflected in Project Ireland 2040 as well as related Regional Economic and Spatial Strategies and our National Aviation Policy. The Government's commitment to regional airports, as part of these long term planning and investment strategies, is evident in the capital provision of €72m for the Regional Airports Programme under the National Development Plan to 2027" External link

leitrimobserver Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "They were looking for support from the Government, which we were unable to give them. Financial support in other words. We said we are not in the business of bailing out the FAI under any circumstances," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The KOSI report stated that an unreformed FAI was unfit to receive government funding. That process of reform is still far from complete," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The Government cannot provide direct financial support or a bailout to the FAI in any circumstance,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : “We will be seeking an early meeting with Uefa in the coming days to intensify the search for a solution to the deep problems inflicted on the FAI” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We were not in the business of bailing out the FAI in any circumstances," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The FAI is in a really very grave situation at the moment. I can’t over-estimate how bad things are and they’ve brought it upon themselves. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The FAI is in a really very grave situation at the moment,” “I can’t overestimate how bad things are and they’ve brought it upon themselves” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : "They’ve been pushing for a meeting for several weeks and we got the message that it’s very very urgent so we agreed to meet them. " External link

RTERadio Monday, December 16, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The FAI is in a really very grave situation at the moment. I can’t over-estimate how bad things are and they’ve brought it upon themselves. " External link

RTERadio Monday, December 16, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “There is no question of any money being promised at that meeting and no such suggestion has been made to us either directly or through a third party,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We will be asking questions about why the independent directors have not been appointed yet and looking for an early process for the appointment of a new chief executive and chairman,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “What we are doing at the moment is we are looking after the 2.9 million [euro] which we have been giving to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Friday, December 13, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “What we are doing at the moment is we are looking after the 2.9 million [euro] which we have been giving to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Friday, December 13, 2019 5:16:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The completion of this detailed design can now inform the commercial case for potential reinstatement and allows Shannon Foynes Port Company, in conjunction with Iarnród Éireann, to commence a detailed market review of potential future users,” External link

limerickleader Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We’ve withdrawn that funding and what we’re going to do is, we’re going to ensure it gets to the small clubs. We’re going to absolutely ensure that it gets to the players, to the grassroots” External link

irishmirror Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The Government can’t believe the association which runs Irish football has sunk to such an awful low,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “What we are doing at the moment is we are looking after the 2.9 million [euro] which we have been giving to the FAI,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Nobody should look at [the government] as just going to come in and bail out an organisation which is coming to us with a black hole, the extent of which we can’t know,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "We don't trust the FAI, we don't trust them with the money, we've withdrawn from them and we're not going to give them any Government money or taxpayers' money," "We must be absolutely certain that we don't give money to an organisation which is in tatters. And the FAI is, and I think everybody would agree. It's a basket case" External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “This funding will enable our local sports partnerships and national governing bodies to deliver a comprehensive programme of initiatives under the National Physical Activity Plan and in line with the National Sports Policy. "We are committed to giving more people the opportunity to partake in sport, with all the mental and physical benefits it brings. My Department will continue to work closely with Sport Ireland, the Local Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies of Sport and other funded bodies to ensure that the programme of initiatives resulting from this funding is inclusive, accessible and regionally balanced” External link

dublinpeople Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are not prepared to give it to the FAI as that's throwing money down a black hole," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross told : "The board is still not cleared out of the old guard, that should be absolute and total," External link

herald-ie Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross told : “We don’t trust the FAI, we don’t trust them with the money, we’ve withdrawn from them and we’re not going to give them any government money or taxpayers money,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We must be absolutely certain that we don’t give money to an organisation which is in tatters. And the FAI is, and I think everybody would agree. It’s a basket case, a financial basket case,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “In the meantime, I am looking at ways to fund programmes through alternative means,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I think it's very important that we send a clear message," "The government funding is not going to follow the usual suspects being appointed" External link

herald-ie Saturday, December 7, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “It is important that we make the most of these developments for not just transport, but also the wider economy,” External link

thejournal Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I welcome it. I have been calling for his exit for many months. The old guard needs to be removed in total” External link

thejournal Friday, December 6, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Team ) : "I am very pleased that we can now confirm the payment of the 2019 grant for the Women’s National Football Team and that a process has been put in place which will ensure that there is full accountability in relation to this funding. " External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross warned : “The new deadline for Brexit means that the UK can still leave with ‘No Deal’ if the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU is not ratified by Parliament by 31st January 2020” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “in order to ensure that sufficient stocks are in place early next year,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am delighted to announce €4.2 million in funding for sport and physical activity measures through the Dormant Accounts Fund. This funding will enable our Local Sports Partnerships and National Governing Bodies to deliver a comprehensive programme of initiatives under the National Physical Activity Plan and in line with the National Sports Policy. We are committed to giving more people the opportunity to partake in sport, with all the mental and physical benefits it brings. My Department will continue to work closely with Sport Ireland, the Local Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies of Sport and other funded bodies to ensure that the programme of initiatives resulting from this funding is inclusive, accessible and regionally balanced” External link

leinsterexpress Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:40:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added ( about Noel Mooney ) : "It means not going back to the FAI for people like Noel Mooney, people who in the past have had identification with the FAI. That's not acceptable anymore. We've got to see a complete clean out" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "I can't understand why the independent directors haven't been appointed yet," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "He was a very able guy, he's got a very good record as well," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "on foot of the findings of the KOSI report" External link

herald-ie Friday, November 29, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : "More immediately, in tandem with Sport Ireland, we are finalising a proposal to fund the women's national team and players via a trusted independent third party. " External link

herald-ie Friday, November 29, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “More immediately, in tandem with Sport Ireland, we are finalising a proposal to fund the women’s national team and players via a trusted independent third party,” “This proposal, which was approved in principle by the board of Sport Ireland last month, will be concluded and agreed in the coming days” External link

thejournal Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "More immediately, in tandem with Sport Ireland, we are finalising a proposal to fund the Women's National team and players via a trusted independent third party. This proposal, which was approved in principle by the board of Sport Ireland last month, will be concluded and agreed in the coming days" External link

independent-ie Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "What she said about me is really neither here nor there, but I think you should consider them as valuable and as worthy as what she said about other things which I strongly, strongly disagree with" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "Today's Christmas and New Year road safety appeal serves as a serious reminder to us all of the life-changing consequences of road traffic collisions particularly for vulnerable road users. It is for this reason that I recently introduced an amendment to the dangerous overtaking laws to target drivers who put the lives of cyclists at risk with dangerous overtaking. It is also why I am introducing a system of graduated speeding fines which will see higher penalties, for drivers who break the speed limit by significant amounts. We have graduated penalties for drink driving so we believe we should have them for speeding as well" External link

irishsun Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Publication of the Final Report would, I am advised, be contrary to the principles of natural justice. Accordingly, neither I, nor Sport Ireland, propose to publish the report at this time," External link

independent-ie Thursday, November 28, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "this graduated speeding penalty system... would send a clear message to drivers that the more they speed, the more serious consequences they face" External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:31:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The objective is not to penalise people but to change behaviour,” “We don’t want to catch people speeding, we want to encourage them to stop speeding so as to prevent deaths and injuries on our roads” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The objective is not to penalise people but to change behaviour,” “We don’t want to catch people speeding, we want to encourage them to stop speeding so as to prevent deaths and injuries on our roads” External link

independent-ie-regional Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I would like to congratulate all of the successful applicants receiving grants,” External link

dublinpeople Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I'm not privy to the plot and not a single minister, nor a rural TD, has approached me on this issue at all" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Increasing participation in sport is the central aim of our National Sports Policy and to achieve our objectives we need to have appropriate sports facilities," "The vast majority of grants are going to voluntary organisations and I want to particularly thank all of the volunteers associated with these clubs for their tireless work and their commitment to improving their facilities to benefit all members," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am delighted to announce a further €2.580 million in funding for sports projects. This funding is in addition to the €37m million allocations for local projects that were announced last week. All of the projects receiving allocations today will play an important role in supporting the objectives of our National Sports Policy and our wish to see every citizen engaging regularly in some form of sport and physical activity” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “This review will look at all aspects of Ireland’s current active travel and public transport policies with a view to producing a new vision for sustainable mobility in Ireland,” “This review will help set a sustainable path into the future” External link

thetimes Friday, November 15, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The new legislation will make it an offence to dangerously overtake a pedal cyclist," External link

trendnews-az Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The new legislation will make it an offence to dangerously overtake a pedal cyclist," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The law will target and punish drivers who are guilty of such deadly, dangerous behaviour. Equally important is the impact I hope it will have on driver behaviour, providing a heightened awareness of the importance of sharing road space in a respectful and safe manner” External link

eecho Monday, November 11, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Today is a great day for cyclists. It’s a great day because we have introduced this particular measure and it’s about road safety and it’s about saving lives,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 11, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Too many cyclists have frankly terrifying tales to tell of intimidatingly close passes and near misses. And we are all sadly aware of the worrying numbers of cyclists being killed and injured on our roads, despite a downward trend in road fatalities more generally," External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, November 11, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am confident the plans and initiatives will provide an assurance to the sector that where growth opportunities exist, they will be exploited,” External link

thejournal Monday, November 11, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “This project is hugely significant and will deliver real benefits to rail commuters in the Greater Dublin Area. In terms of rail, this Government is making major investments, including the National Train Control Centre, the improved programme of network maintenance and renewal and of course the DART Expansion Programme. We want more and more people to make the switch to sustainable mobility and to do that we need projects like this to expand the network and make it more attractive to use” External link

europeanrailwayreview Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I’ve always liked to see progress on it but I don’t think the government considered it a priority,” External link

thetimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I think the situation with Brexit hasn't worked its way out yet. And I think it would be right for us to continue to provide stable government in a very difficult situation. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “They will start arriving the third quarter of 2021 and will be fully in use by the middle of 2022” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : “Both of these projects are hugely significant and will deliver real benefits to rail commuters in the Greater Dublin Area as well as remove road bottlenecks and improve infrastructure in the Mid-West region” External link

thejournal Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross dit : "Si le chiffre descend jusqu'à 12,5% dans le Royaume-Uni, cela serait une menace pour nous et nous devrons prendre les mesures pour nous adapter en conséquence" External link

humanite Monday, July 4, 2016 6:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross dit : "Si le chiffre descend jusqu'à 12,5% dans le Royaume-Uni, cela serait une menace pour nous et nous devrons prendre les mesures pour nous adapter en conséquence" External link

capital-FR Monday, July 4, 2016 4:37:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister for transport9.61%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
minister38.73%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
transport minister24.18%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
independent alliance minister0.36%EN11/29/201729/11/2017
minister for sport5.44%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
minister for transport tourism and sport4.01%EN11/07/201707/11/2017
sports minister9.35%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
sport minister0.60%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
minister for tourism0.29%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
environment minister0.02%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
accused0.26%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
transport tourism and sport minister0.17%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
tourism and sport minister0.17%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
tourism minister0.50%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
minister for transport and sport0.07%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
current transport minister0.12%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
current sports minister0.02%EN08/20/201720/08/2017
minister for transport and tourism0.07%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
transport and sports minister0.02%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
minister for transport sport and tourism0.10%EN08/11/201711/08/2017
irish transport minister0.38%EN08/08/201708/08/2017
deputy0.76%EN06/14/201714/06/2017
member0.62%EN06/07/201707/06/2017
irish minister for transport tourism and sport0.02%EN04/28/201728/04/2017
transport and tourism minister0.05%EN04/21/201721/04/2017
minister of transport0.14%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
fellow independent alliance minister0.02%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
minister for tourism and sport0.21%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
colleague0.21%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
independent alliance colleague0.05%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
Names Lang Count
Shane RossEN95.18%
Shane RossEU1.92%
Shane RossDE1.92%
Shane RossFR0.71%
Shane RossPT0.24%
Shane RossGA0.03%
Shane Peter Nathaniel RossEU0.00%


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