Shane Ross

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Shane Ross says : “I’ve been an asthmatic all my life, and my early memories are several annual trips to the children’s ward at Wellington Hospital,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:16:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross says : “I’ve never been a great athlete,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:16:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross says ( about Seamus Woulfe ) : "None of the political parties like judicial reform, because they like appointing judges," "But they are now embracing it because the Seamus Woulfe situation has forced it on them" External link

meathchronicle Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross told ( about Simon Coveney ) : “Simon is not a leaker, he is not up to tricks behind your back,” External link

eecho Friday, December 11, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Leo [Varadkar] didn’t like the idea at all,” External link

eecho Friday, December 11, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross told : "It was absolutely completely different to what I'd expected," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross commented ( about Marc MacSharry ) : "I didn't know Marc very well when he came in, he was appointed to mark me as opposition spokesman quite late in the day, " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross says : "But, if he wanted something he made sure it became his, so I guess that was true for me," External link

qt Monday, November 9, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Garret Fitzgerald ) : “I don’t expect there will be any prosecutions, either, as the precedent is there for them having done this. I probably produced a little more detail than they did [Hussey and Fitzgerald] but there is a real problem with cabinet confidentiality and that was true when I was there. Everything was leaked, and it is far better that it is told in an orderly way of what happened,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I’m very honoured to have been there but I think the public have a right to know what goes on behind those doors, and I think it is ridiculous to think you don’t have to be accountable for what you say when you go behind those doors. The public don’t get to see how the real big decisions are made and I am trying to show that,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross insisted : “not a cent of state funding” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 31, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are holding judges to a lower standard if he doesn't go than we are holding politicians in a situation of real gravity for this country" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are holding judges to a lower standard if he doesn't go than we are holding politicians in a situation of real gravity for this country" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are holding judges to a lower standard if he doesn't go than we are holding politicians in a situation of real gravity for this country. It is a real pity that he hasn't resigned because, he is a decent guy, with a lot of integrity, and it is a shame that he hasn't taken that course" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Several politicians have now resigned from their positions and Séamus Wolfe who has only been in there a few weeks is now being asked the same questions I suppose. He’s saying he made a mistake and he is obviously reluctant to resign, I think it is now incumbent on him to do so and to take the same road as politicians have been, quite rightly, asked to take” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Seamus Woulfe ) : "Several politicians have now resigned from their positions and Seamus Woulfe who's only been in there a few weeks is being asked the same questions I suppose. " External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “By clinging on to his office, Séamus Woulfe is sending all the wrong signals to those of us wishing to reform the judiciary. He should step down,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Micheal Martin ) : “There was no separation of powers a few weeks ago when the politicians in this new Cabinet, including Taoiseach Micheál Martin, eagerly nominated him,” “Are judges to remain untouchable, unaccountable and apparently infallible? No wonder they refuse to declare their financial interests or to allow lay people to chair their elitist method of appointments, preferring to keep the selection procedure to an inner circle of politicians and judges” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It must have been crystal clear to them that some people on the board now or on the council have been there for 10 years and they had to go. That's right and proper, that's good governance, that people should go after 10 years," External link

independent-ie Friday, August 7, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "As far as I am concerned, the 10-year rule stands. It was a binding part of the agreement and it should stand, not for any reason of personalities or anyone involved, it should stand because that is good governance as people should not be on boards of any sort like this for more than 10 years, that's just good, proper governance, to prevent issues like they have had before happening as people get lazy and fall into traps, become insiders," External link

independent-ie Friday, August 7, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "Give this board a try, with six and six, and see how it works, we have every confidence that this way forward is the right one and this sick organisation is on the right road, at the end of the day it will be alright," External link

independent-ie Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "This is the first one that's continuous," "It's like a ribbon. It's the most realistic to this point" External link

eurekalert Monday, June 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Snakes are just so good at moving through complex environments," "If you could add this new modality, it would work not only in a natural setting, but in an urban environment" External link

eurekalert Monday, June 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "This is the first one that's continuous," "It's like a ribbon. It's the most realistic to this point" External link

phys Monday, June 29, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Snakes are just so good at moving through complex environments," "If you could add this new modality, it would work not only in a natural setting, but in an urban environment" External link

phys Monday, June 29, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

offalyexpress Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April, I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

leitrimobserver Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April, I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

donegaldemocrat Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

leinsterexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

longfordleader Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “things will be different when the driving test resumes” “It will be gradual, and measures will be put in place to protect staff and customers. This will mean that for all categories being tested, at least for the initial resumption period, everyone will have to get used to the new protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Licensed operators provide essential transport services for people who need to get to work and are vital to ensure economic recovery," External link

con-telegraph Friday, June 26, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are going to get to a situation in the next few weeks where it's close to bursting and where there's not enough capacity on public transport. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : “We haven’t nominated any countries yet, there are reports going out that we have, there won’t be any countries nominated in the next few days” External link

msn-uk Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Social distancing rules on public transport has meant they're down to very very low levels, you're talking about 12 people on a double decker bus. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : “We haven’t nominated any countries yet, there are reports going out that we have, there won’t be any countries nominated in the next few days” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges. We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies. This new funding package will assist our National Governing Bodies of Sport and sports clubs as they prepare to restart their sports under the Government roadmap. Sporting organisations and clubs are hugely important for the social fabric of every community in the country and we want to ensure that the sector recovers as strongly as possible from the current crisis. The Roadmap accelerations and funding being announced today will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the network of clubs throughout the country. My officials will now engage with Sport Ireland to design new grant schemes, which will be administered by Sport Ireland” External link

donegaldemocrat Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges. We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies. This new funding package will assist our National Governing Bodies of Sport and sports clubs as they prepare to restart their sports under the Government roadmap. Sporting organisations and clubs are hugely important for the social fabric of every community in the country and we want to ensure that the sector recovers as strongly as possible from the current crisis. The Roadmap accelerations and funding being announced today will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the network of clubs throughout the country. My officials will now engage with Sport Ireland to design new grant schemes, which will be administered by Sport Ireland” External link

longfordleader Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges. We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies. This new funding package will assist our National Governing Bodies of Sport and sports clubs as they prepare to restart their sports under the Government roadmap. Sporting organisations and clubs are hugely important for the social fabric of every community in the country and we want to ensure that the sector recovers as strongly as possible from the current crisis. The Roadmap accelerations and funding being announced today will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the network of clubs throughout the country. My officials will now engage with Sport Ireland to design new grant schemes, which will be administered by Sport Ireland” External link

leinsterexpress Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I welcome the acceleration of the Roadmap reopening – it’s great news and greatly appreciated by people throughout Ireland. " External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges,” “We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges. We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies. This new funding package will assist our National Governing Bodies of Sport and sports clubs as they prepare to restart their sports under the Government roadmap. Sporting organisations and clubs are hugely important for the social fabric of every community in the country and we want to ensure that the sector recovers as strongly as possible from the current crisis. The Roadmap accelerations and funding being announced today will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the network of clubs throughout the country. My officials will now engage with Sport Ireland to design new grant schemes, which will be administered by Sport Ireland” External link

limerickleader Friday, June 19, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I am pleased to announce that Refund Credit Notes issued by Irish licensed travel agents and tour operators will be insolvency protected by the State. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross (Image: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin) Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

irishmirror Friday, June 19, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "From the moment they are alerted that someone is lost, search and rescue teams use sophisticated software to try to pinpoint the last known location in the water, factor in how much time has passed, and make their best prediction on how far they have drifted," External link

sciencedaily Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "From the moment they are alerted that someone is lost, search and rescue teams use sophisticated software to try to pinpoint the last known location in the water, factor in how much time has passed, and make their best prediction on how far they have drifted," External link

eurekalert Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It's been a tough few months for everyone in the country, as we have stayed away from loved ones and friends in order to keep each other safe. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your efforts, for the sacrifices you've made which has enabled us to get to a place where we can start seeing each other again, albeit at a safe distance. We've worked so well together, and we can now all benefit from the results. So please, if you need to take public transport, go out shopping or are visiting older relatives or people who may be vulnerable or at risk, wear a face covering. It's an easy thing to do and you may save lives by this one simple act" External link

irishsun Monday, June 15, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "Please, if you need to take public transport, go out shopping or are visiting older relatives or people who may be vulnerable or at risk, wear a face covering. " External link

irishmirror Monday, June 15, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "A date for the resumption of driver testing services is currently being examined. However, the resumption of driver tests raises particular difficulties due to the need to have two people in close proximity in a confined space, for a considerable period of time. I anticipate for this reason that the driving test may be one of the last of the RSA services to resume," External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "It would be absolutely wrong - tragic - if their name was sullied by activities which are completely and utterly unacceptable," External link

herald-ie Friday, June 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "As with other sectors, soccer has been hit hard by this crisis," "Will further support be needed? Almost certainly yes. Not all sporting organisations have been affected to the same extent. The most acutely affected are those with summer seasons and heavily reliant on gate receipts" External link

herald-ie Friday, June 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : “It would be absolutely wrong – tragic – if their name was sullied by activities which are completely and utterly unacceptable,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," External link

herald-ie Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," "The commitment we have seen across the country has been extraordinary. But road safety is also a public health issue and we need to see the same commitment from all road users to saving lives on our roads" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “People do need to understand that things will be different. This is to ensure we continue to protect the health and well-being of both staff and the public. This must remain the overriding priority. Therefore, the delivery of these services will be subject to measures designed to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19” External link

anglocelt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “As I extended the validity of various certificates and licences relating to these services on 28 March for periods up four months, the greatest demand from the public for these services has been reduced in the short term. However, I believe it is important that the RSA’s services continue the gradual process of reopening, so we can contribute to the process of reopening Ireland’s economy and society,” External link

anglocelt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," "The commitment we have seen across the country has been extraordinary. But road safety is also a public health issue and we need to see the same commitment from all road users to saving lives on our roads" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," "The commitment we have seen across the country has been extraordinary. But road safety is also a public health issue and we need to see the same commitment from all road users to saving lives on our roads" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We all know that as an island nation we are hugely dependent on the air traffic that connects us to the rest of the world; to our friends, relatives and our many business partners, north, south, east and west of the globe. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We know from the data that most road deaths are preventable; most collisions are as a result of human behaviour. So just as we have adapted our behaviour in the face of a pandemic, we must be prepared to change our behaviour to meet the challenges with more of us walking and cycling on the road,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “People do need to understand that things will be different. This is to ensure we continue to protect the health and well-being of both staff and the public. This must remain the overriding priority. Therefore, the delivery of these services will be subject to measures designed to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19” External link

anglocelt Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “As I extended the validity of various certificates and licences relating to these services on 28 March for periods up four months, the greatest demand from the public for these services has been reduced in the short term. However, I believe it is important that the RSA’s services continue the gradual process of reopening, so we can contribute to the process of reopening Ireland’s economy and society,” External link

anglocelt Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am acutely aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on the tourism sector and that the recovery of the sector will take longer than many others. This announcement is a welcome boost to tourism businesses and workers and follows the recent establishment of the Tourism Recovery Taskforce which is continuing to meet to explore actions required for implementation over the next 3 years to assist recovery in this vital sector to our economy” External link

longfordleader Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Once again I offer my appreciation to the Expert Group members on the work conducted in guiding our sporting bodies through to Phase 2 of the Roadmap. "From my discussion with fellow Sports Ministers earlier this week, it is clear that the desire to resume participation and activity in sport is enormous across the EU but caution must be paramount. "We want to ensure that our sport can resume in a manner which is as safe as it can possibly be. There is no such thing as a no-risk scenario but there are low-risk scenarios wherein risks can be managed. That is what our sporting organisations are doing, and they are doing it well in my view” External link

longfordleader Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “While I am pleased to announce the gradual resumption of these services, people do need to understand that things will be different. This is to ensure we continue to protect the health and wellbeing of both staff and the public. This must remain the overriding priority. Therefore, the delivery of these services will be subject to measures designed to mitigate against the spread of Covid19” External link

limerickleader Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross concluded : “Finally, I would urge anyone availing of these services to follow the procedures that have been put in place. They are there to protect you and staff. I would also ask people to please be patient and bear with staff as they endeavour to deliver public services in very changed circumstances. With understanding on all sides, we can make the reopening of these services a success” External link

limerickleader Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “While the reopening of retail shops on Monday is welcome, shops will be required to operate staggered hours, opening no earlier than 10.30am and allocating dedicated time at the start for elderly, vulnerable and at-risk groups,” “Staggered and later opening hours by retailers will minimise significant expected pressures on public transport at peak times” External link

westernpeople Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I think it will continue for as long as the public health advice is that it should continue," "I don't know, I'm sorry but I don't know what the answer to that question is because it will be a NPHET issue, and it'll be up to them to clarify in relation to that" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Ireland has historically had a huge dependence on aviation,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross : "It is absolutely vital for us that there is not a return of the old guard" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross explained : "We wanted to hurry up the reform. The old guard wanted to keep on going. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross replied : "I can't help you on that. There was a group called AMROP who is an independently selected group by the FAI, not by me at all and they made a list. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "The old (FAI) board was not independent at all it was a clique, it was the old guard and it was intransigent and it was trying to stay on. We wanted to see a complete clear out of the board," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross commented : “In recent weeks we’ve all had to reassess how space should be shared in our cities and towns to better reflect the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. As we move through the Roadmap to Reopen Society and Business we need to increase the numbers of people walking and cycling each day and we need to keep them safe while doing that. Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident about choosing to walk or cycle while enabling social distancing. I would particularly ask motorists to take note of extra cyclists on the road and ensure that they give them space and consideration” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross noted : “The NTA’s support will benefit local authorities across the country as they look to support their local communities and businesses in the coming weeks and months. By improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure we can help those people who need to return to work choose active travel as their preferred mode of transport. Better infrastructure will also facilitate social distancing within towns and cities and support the reopening of shops and businesses under the Roadmap” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross commented : “In recent weeks we’ve all had to reassess how space should be shared in our cities and towns to better reflect the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. As we move through the Roadmap to Reopen Society and Business we need to increase the numbers of people walking and cycling each day and we need to keep them safe while doing that. "Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident about choosing to walk or cycle while enabling social distancing. I would particularly ask motorists to take note of extra cyclists on the road and ensure that they give them space and consideration” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross noted : “The NTA’s support will benefit local authorities across the country as they look to support their local communities and businesses in the coming weeks and months. By improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure we can help those people who need to return to work choose active travel as their preferred mode of transport. Better infrastructure will also facilitate social distancing within towns and cities and support the reopening of shops and businesses under the Roadmap” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident about choosing to walk or cycle while enabling social distancing,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross commented : “In recent weeks we’ve all had to reassess how space should be shared in our cities and towns to better reflect the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. As we move through the Roadmap to Reopen Society and Business we need to increase the numbers of people walking and cycling each day and we need to keep them safe while doing that. "Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident about choosing to walk or cycle while enabling social distancing. I would particularly ask motorists to take note of extra cyclists on the road and ensure that they give them space and consideration” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross noted : “The NTA’s support will benefit local authorities across the country as they look to support their local communities and businesses in the coming weeks and months. By improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure we can help those people who need to return to work choose active travel as their preferred mode of transport. Better infrastructure will also facilitate social distancing within towns and cities and support the reopening of shops and businesses under the Roadmap” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I would like to thank them for acting in the public interest at this time,” External link

farmersjournal Friday, May 22, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

leinsterleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

leinsterexpress Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Tourism Ireland ) : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. "The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. "There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. "I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Like every sector in society, those involved in Irish sport at all levels have been hugely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Like every sector in society, those involved in Irish sport at all levels have been hugely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. They are understandably most anxious to return to normal business as soon as possible, both those involved at a high performance level and those eager to return to playing and participating in the sports they love within their communities. " External link

RTERadio Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Like every sector in society, those involved in Irish sport at all levels have been hugely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. They are understandably most anxious to return to normal business as soon as possible, both those involved at a high performance level and those eager to return to playing and participating in the sports they love within their communities. "Unfortunately that is simply not possible in current circumstances. Small and very measured steps must be introduced slowly, which is what the Roadmap sets out to do through the various phases. "But the good news is that some low-risk sporting activity can start up again next Monday in accordance with the public health advice. The sports organisations are putting detailed protocols in place and the Expert Group that we are establishing today will be assessing the consistency of these arrangements with the Roadmap and current public health advice. "In my view, it is essential that the public can have confidence in how sport is being restored in Ireland and I believe that this initiative is an important confidence-building measure” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Like every sector in society, those involved in Irish sport at all levels have been hugely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. They are understandably most anxious to return to normal business as soon as possible, both those involved at a high performance level and those eager to return to playing and participating in the sports they love within their communities. Unfortunately that is simply not possible in current circumstances. Small and very measured steps must be introduced slowly, which is what the Roadmap sets out to do through the various phases. But the good news is that some low-risk sporting activity can start up again next Monday in accordance with the public health advice. The sports organisations are putting detailed protocols in place and the Expert Group that we are establishing today will be assessing the consistency of these arrangements with the Roadmap and current public health advice. In my view, it is essential that the public can have confidence in how sport is being restored in Ireland and I believe that this initiative is an important confidence-building measure” External link

longfordleader Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross says : "Yes, 0pc VAT, I am in favour of that," External link

independent-ie Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “It looks that people will be asked to use coverings on public transport. It may be recommended that coverings be allowed and encouraged in places such as on public transport and in supermarkets,” External link

irishecho Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "At this time, when we are all concerned about the impact of COVID-19, I appeal to all road users to act responsibly and with car," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "advised that current levels of service will facilitate the expected increase in passenger numbers, principally in the construction sector, from the start of Phase 1," "The operators are in a position to provide extra capacity, including a return to the normal Monday to Friday schedule and mobilisation of additional vehicles at any particular pinch points in the network, should more capacity be required in Phase 2," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The Government is determined that there will be no interruption to subvented public transport operations as a result of Covid-19. We will continue to take whatever measures are necessary to support these essential transport services” External link

irishtimes Monday, May 11, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The travel restrictions imposed across the world in response to the Covid-19 pandemic have led to the widespread cancellation of holidays during March, April and May, with many people having to postpone holiday, wedding and honeymoon plans,” “Under the EU Travel Package Directive, people who have had to cancel such bookings because of Covid-19 travel are entitled to a cash refund, and that entitlement will continue,” External link

thejournal Friday, May 8, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "I think it's great myself," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am pleased that the NTA are making these arrangements for public transport customers who have been unable to use their TaxSaver tickets due to the current restrictions on travel” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 1, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Times are tough for many at the moment; financially challenging as well as stressful, and I welcome this development in assisting customers” External link

todayfm Friday, May 1, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We have to plan for the future and happier times," External link

herald-ie Friday, May 1, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It is absolutely staggering that in this time of crisis and loss, there are people still driving under the influence of drink or drugs. The high volume of intoxicated driving – little changed from before the Covid restrictions – may be an indicator that people who are willing to behave irresponsibly by driving after taking intoxicants are also the people most likely to breach Covid restrictions and take unnecessary journeys. This behaviour must stop”. He added that " External link

kilkennypeople Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It is absolutely staggering that in this time of crisis and loss, there are people still driving under the influence of drink or drugs. The high volume of intoxicated driving – little changed from before the Covid restrictions – may be an indicator that people who are willing to behave irresponsibly by driving after taking intoxicants are also the people most likely to breach Covid restrictions and take unnecessary journeys. This behaviour must stop”. He added that " External link

leinsterexpress Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The high volume of intoxicated driving – little changed from before the Covid restrictions – may be an indicator that people who are willing to behave irresponsibly by driving after taking intoxicants are also the people most likely to breach Covid restrictions and take unnecessary journeys," External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It is absolutely staggering that in this time of crisis and loss, there are people still driving under the influence of drink or drugs. The high volume of intoxicated driving – little changed from before the Covid restrictions – may be an indicator that people who are willing to behave irresponsibly by driving after taking intoxicants are also the people most likely to breach Covid restrictions and take unnecessary journeys. This behaviour must stop”. He added that " External link

longfordleader Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “If ever there was a need for sport across the EU to come together and cooperate, this is surely the time. We are collectively dealing with the fallout of sporting events coming to a sudden halt. In Ireland, as elsewhere, the impact has been enormous, but it is heartening to see the positive role sporting bodies and clubs are making to support the health service and vulnerable people in their communities. Today’s Council meeting was a great opportunity to hear first-hand the impact across Europe and the measures being taken by Governments to support sporting bodies and clubs. We know that the journey ahead must necessarily be gradual and guided by the public health experts. We can learn from the experiences of other countries in navigating our way back to the sporting activities that people love, whether as active participants or as spectators. We are all together in sport” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:17:00 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 says : “I’ve been an asthmatic all my life, and my early memories are several annual trips to the children’s ward at Wellington Hospital,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:16:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross says : “I’ve never been a great athlete,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:16:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross says ( about Seamus Woulfe ) : "None of the political parties like judicial reform, because they like appointing judges," "But they are now embracing it because the Seamus Woulfe situation has forced it on them" External link

meathchronicle Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross told ( about Simon Coveney ) : “Simon is not a leaker, he is not up to tricks behind your back,” External link

eecho Friday, December 11, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Leo [Varadkar] didn’t like the idea at all,” External link

eecho Friday, December 11, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross told : "It was absolutely completely different to what I'd expected," External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross commented ( about Marc MacSharry ) : "I didn't know Marc very well when he came in, he was appointed to mark me as opposition spokesman quite late in the day, " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross says : "But, if he wanted something he made sure it became his, so I guess that was true for me," External link

qt Monday, November 9, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Garret Fitzgerald ) : “I don’t expect there will be any prosecutions, either, as the precedent is there for them having done this. I probably produced a little more detail than they did [Hussey and Fitzgerald] but there is a real problem with cabinet confidentiality and that was true when I was there. Everything was leaked, and it is far better that it is told in an orderly way of what happened,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I’m very honoured to have been there but I think the public have a right to know what goes on behind those doors, and I think it is ridiculous to think you don’t have to be accountable for what you say when you go behind those doors. The public don’t get to see how the real big decisions are made and I am trying to show that,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross insisted : “not a cent of state funding” External link

irishexaminer Monday, August 31, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are holding judges to a lower standard if he doesn't go than we are holding politicians in a situation of real gravity for this country" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are holding judges to a lower standard if he doesn't go than we are holding politicians in a situation of real gravity for this country" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are holding judges to a lower standard if he doesn't go than we are holding politicians in a situation of real gravity for this country. It is a real pity that he hasn't resigned because, he is a decent guy, with a lot of integrity, and it is a shame that he hasn't taken that course" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Several politicians have now resigned from their positions and Séamus Wolfe who has only been in there a few weeks is now being asked the same questions I suppose. He’s saying he made a mistake and he is obviously reluctant to resign, I think it is now incumbent on him to do so and to take the same road as politicians have been, quite rightly, asked to take” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Seamus Woulfe ) : "Several politicians have now resigned from their positions and Seamus Woulfe who's only been in there a few weeks is being asked the same questions I suppose. " External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “By clinging on to his office, Séamus Woulfe is sending all the wrong signals to those of us wishing to reform the judiciary. He should step down,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Micheal Martin ) : “There was no separation of powers a few weeks ago when the politicians in this new Cabinet, including Taoiseach Micheál Martin, eagerly nominated him,” “Are judges to remain untouchable, unaccountable and apparently infallible? No wonder they refuse to declare their financial interests or to allow lay people to chair their elitist method of appointments, preferring to keep the selection procedure to an inner circle of politicians and judges” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It must have been crystal clear to them that some people on the board now or on the council have been there for 10 years and they had to go. That's right and proper, that's good governance, that people should go after 10 years," External link

independent-ie Friday, August 7, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "As far as I am concerned, the 10-year rule stands. It was a binding part of the agreement and it should stand, not for any reason of personalities or anyone involved, it should stand because that is good governance as people should not be on boards of any sort like this for more than 10 years, that's just good, proper governance, to prevent issues like they have had before happening as people get lazy and fall into traps, become insiders," External link

independent-ie Friday, August 7, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "Give this board a try, with six and six, and see how it works, we have every confidence that this way forward is the right one and this sick organisation is on the right road, at the end of the day it will be alright," External link

independent-ie Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "This is the first one that's continuous," "It's like a ribbon. It's the most realistic to this point" External link

eurekalert Monday, June 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Snakes are just so good at moving through complex environments," "If you could add this new modality, it would work not only in a natural setting, but in an urban environment" External link

eurekalert Monday, June 29, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "This is the first one that's continuous," "It's like a ribbon. It's the most realistic to this point" External link

phys Monday, June 29, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Snakes are just so good at moving through complex environments," "If you could add this new modality, it would work not only in a natural setting, but in an urban environment" External link

phys Monday, June 29, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

offalyexpress Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April, I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

leitrimobserver Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April, I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

donegaldemocrat Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

leinsterexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “On the 20 April I introduced a measure which allowed the validity of any learner permit, which was due to expire from 1 March to 30 June inclusive, to be extended for four months. The effect of that extension meant that their expiry now falls during the months from July to October. To provide an opportunity for at least some of those to take a test without having to renew their learner permit I have decided to apply the four-month extension to all learner permits now due to expire from 1 July to 31 October. This also means that any learner permit which hadn’t benefitted from the original extension, but whose expiry now falls in the normal way during the period 1 July to 31 October 2020, will also have an extension period of four months applied to it. As an example, a learner permit which expired on 5 March was extended by four months to 5 July 2020 and this will now be further extended to 5 November 2020” External link

longfordleader Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “things will be different when the driving test resumes” “It will be gradual, and measures will be put in place to protect staff and customers. This will mean that for all categories being tested, at least for the initial resumption period, everyone will have to get used to the new protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Licensed operators provide essential transport services for people who need to get to work and are vital to ensure economic recovery," External link

con-telegraph Friday, June 26, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We are going to get to a situation in the next few weeks where it's close to bursting and where there's not enough capacity on public transport. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : “We haven’t nominated any countries yet, there are reports going out that we have, there won’t be any countries nominated in the next few days” External link

msn-uk Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Social distancing rules on public transport has meant they're down to very very low levels, you're talking about 12 people on a double decker bus. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : “We haven’t nominated any countries yet, there are reports going out that we have, there won’t be any countries nominated in the next few days” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges. We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies. This new funding package will assist our National Governing Bodies of Sport and sports clubs as they prepare to restart their sports under the Government roadmap. Sporting organisations and clubs are hugely important for the social fabric of every community in the country and we want to ensure that the sector recovers as strongly as possible from the current crisis. The Roadmap accelerations and funding being announced today will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the network of clubs throughout the country. My officials will now engage with Sport Ireland to design new grant schemes, which will be administered by Sport Ireland” External link

donegaldemocrat Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges. We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies. This new funding package will assist our National Governing Bodies of Sport and sports clubs as they prepare to restart their sports under the Government roadmap. Sporting organisations and clubs are hugely important for the social fabric of every community in the country and we want to ensure that the sector recovers as strongly as possible from the current crisis. The Roadmap accelerations and funding being announced today will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the network of clubs throughout the country. My officials will now engage with Sport Ireland to design new grant schemes, which will be administered by Sport Ireland” External link

longfordleader Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges. We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies. This new funding package will assist our National Governing Bodies of Sport and sports clubs as they prepare to restart their sports under the Government roadmap. Sporting organisations and clubs are hugely important for the social fabric of every community in the country and we want to ensure that the sector recovers as strongly as possible from the current crisis. The Roadmap accelerations and funding being announced today will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the network of clubs throughout the country. My officials will now engage with Sport Ireland to design new grant schemes, which will be administered by Sport Ireland” External link

leinsterexpress Saturday, June 20, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I welcome the acceleration of the Roadmap reopening – it’s great news and greatly appreciated by people throughout Ireland. " External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges,” “We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The sport sector has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sporting bodies and clubs are experiencing significant financial challenges. We have had extensive contact with the sector and it is clear that the challenge is enormous and is being felt at every level. While the scale of this package may seem extraordinarily large, it merely reflects the enormity of the challenges being faced by our sporting bodies. This new funding package will assist our National Governing Bodies of Sport and sports clubs as they prepare to restart their sports under the Government roadmap. Sporting organisations and clubs are hugely important for the social fabric of every community in the country and we want to ensure that the sector recovers as strongly as possible from the current crisis. The Roadmap accelerations and funding being announced today will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the network of clubs throughout the country. My officials will now engage with Sport Ireland to design new grant schemes, which will be administered by Sport Ireland” External link

limerickleader Friday, June 19, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I am pleased to announce that Refund Credit Notes issued by Irish licensed travel agents and tour operators will be insolvency protected by the State. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross (Image: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin) Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles " External link

irishmirror Friday, June 19, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "From the moment they are alerted that someone is lost, search and rescue teams use sophisticated software to try to pinpoint the last known location in the water, factor in how much time has passed, and make their best prediction on how far they have drifted," External link

sciencedaily Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "From the moment they are alerted that someone is lost, search and rescue teams use sophisticated software to try to pinpoint the last known location in the water, factor in how much time has passed, and make their best prediction on how far they have drifted," External link

eurekalert Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It's been a tough few months for everyone in the country, as we have stayed away from loved ones and friends in order to keep each other safe. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your efforts, for the sacrifices you've made which has enabled us to get to a place where we can start seeing each other again, albeit at a safe distance. We've worked so well together, and we can now all benefit from the results. So please, if you need to take public transport, go out shopping or are visiting older relatives or people who may be vulnerable or at risk, wear a face covering. It's an easy thing to do and you may save lives by this one simple act" External link

irishsun Monday, June 15, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "Please, if you need to take public transport, go out shopping or are visiting older relatives or people who may be vulnerable or at risk, wear a face covering. " External link

irishmirror Monday, June 15, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "A date for the resumption of driver testing services is currently being examined. However, the resumption of driver tests raises particular difficulties due to the need to have two people in close proximity in a confined space, for a considerable period of time. I anticipate for this reason that the driving test may be one of the last of the RSA services to resume," External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross added : "It would be absolutely wrong - tragic - if their name was sullied by activities which are completely and utterly unacceptable," External link

herald-ie Friday, June 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "As with other sectors, soccer has been hit hard by this crisis," "Will further support be needed? Almost certainly yes. Not all sporting organisations have been affected to the same extent. The most acutely affected are those with summer seasons and heavily reliant on gate receipts" External link

herald-ie Friday, June 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross added : “It would be absolutely wrong – tragic – if their name was sullied by activities which are completely and utterly unacceptable,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," External link

herald-ie Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," "The commitment we have seen across the country has been extraordinary. But road safety is also a public health issue and we need to see the same commitment from all road users to saving lives on our roads" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “People do need to understand that things will be different. This is to ensure we continue to protect the health and well-being of both staff and the public. This must remain the overriding priority. Therefore, the delivery of these services will be subject to measures designed to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19” External link

anglocelt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “As I extended the validity of various certificates and licences relating to these services on 28 March for periods up four months, the greatest demand from the public for these services has been reduced in the short term. However, I believe it is important that the RSA’s services continue the gradual process of reopening, so we can contribute to the process of reopening Ireland’s economy and society,” External link

anglocelt Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," "The commitment we have seen across the country has been extraordinary. But road safety is also a public health issue and we need to see the same commitment from all road users to saving lives on our roads" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "People have done so much over the last three months to tackle the coronavirus, save lives and protect public health," "The commitment we have seen across the country has been extraordinary. But road safety is also a public health issue and we need to see the same commitment from all road users to saving lives on our roads" External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We all know that as an island nation we are hugely dependent on the air traffic that connects us to the rest of the world; to our friends, relatives and our many business partners, north, south, east and west of the globe. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “We know from the data that most road deaths are preventable; most collisions are as a result of human behaviour. So just as we have adapted our behaviour in the face of a pandemic, we must be prepared to change our behaviour to meet the challenges with more of us walking and cycling on the road,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “People do need to understand that things will be different. This is to ensure we continue to protect the health and well-being of both staff and the public. This must remain the overriding priority. Therefore, the delivery of these services will be subject to measures designed to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19” External link

anglocelt Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “As I extended the validity of various certificates and licences relating to these services on 28 March for periods up four months, the greatest demand from the public for these services has been reduced in the short term. However, I believe it is important that the RSA’s services continue the gradual process of reopening, so we can contribute to the process of reopening Ireland’s economy and society,” External link

anglocelt Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am acutely aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on the tourism sector and that the recovery of the sector will take longer than many others. This announcement is a welcome boost to tourism businesses and workers and follows the recent establishment of the Tourism Recovery Taskforce which is continuing to meet to explore actions required for implementation over the next 3 years to assist recovery in this vital sector to our economy” External link

longfordleader Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Once again I offer my appreciation to the Expert Group members on the work conducted in guiding our sporting bodies through to Phase 2 of the Roadmap. "From my discussion with fellow Sports Ministers earlier this week, it is clear that the desire to resume participation and activity in sport is enormous across the EU but caution must be paramount. "We want to ensure that our sport can resume in a manner which is as safe as it can possibly be. There is no such thing as a no-risk scenario but there are low-risk scenarios wherein risks can be managed. That is what our sporting organisations are doing, and they are doing it well in my view” External link

longfordleader Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “While I am pleased to announce the gradual resumption of these services, people do need to understand that things will be different. This is to ensure we continue to protect the health and wellbeing of both staff and the public. This must remain the overriding priority. Therefore, the delivery of these services will be subject to measures designed to mitigate against the spread of Covid19” External link

limerickleader Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross concluded : “Finally, I would urge anyone availing of these services to follow the procedures that have been put in place. They are there to protect you and staff. I would also ask people to please be patient and bear with staff as they endeavour to deliver public services in very changed circumstances. With understanding on all sides, we can make the reopening of these services a success” External link

limerickleader Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “While the reopening of retail shops on Monday is welcome, shops will be required to operate staggered hours, opening no earlier than 10.30am and allocating dedicated time at the start for elderly, vulnerable and at-risk groups,” “Staggered and later opening hours by retailers will minimise significant expected pressures on public transport at peak times” External link

westernpeople Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "I think it will continue for as long as the public health advice is that it should continue," "I don't know, I'm sorry but I don't know what the answer to that question is because it will be a NPHET issue, and it'll be up to them to clarify in relation to that" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Ireland has historically had a huge dependence on aviation,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross : "It is absolutely vital for us that there is not a return of the old guard" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross explained : "We wanted to hurry up the reform. The old guard wanted to keep on going. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross replied : "I can't help you on that. There was a group called AMROP who is an independently selected group by the FAI, not by me at all and they made a list. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "The old (FAI) board was not independent at all it was a clique, it was the old guard and it was intransigent and it was trying to stay on. We wanted to see a complete clear out of the board," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross commented : “In recent weeks we’ve all had to reassess how space should be shared in our cities and towns to better reflect the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. As we move through the Roadmap to Reopen Society and Business we need to increase the numbers of people walking and cycling each day and we need to keep them safe while doing that. Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident about choosing to walk or cycle while enabling social distancing. I would particularly ask motorists to take note of extra cyclists on the road and ensure that they give them space and consideration” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross noted : “The NTA’s support will benefit local authorities across the country as they look to support their local communities and businesses in the coming weeks and months. By improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure we can help those people who need to return to work choose active travel as their preferred mode of transport. Better infrastructure will also facilitate social distancing within towns and cities and support the reopening of shops and businesses under the Roadmap” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross commented : “In recent weeks we’ve all had to reassess how space should be shared in our cities and towns to better reflect the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. As we move through the Roadmap to Reopen Society and Business we need to increase the numbers of people walking and cycling each day and we need to keep them safe while doing that. "Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident about choosing to walk or cycle while enabling social distancing. I would particularly ask motorists to take note of extra cyclists on the road and ensure that they give them space and consideration” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross noted : “The NTA’s support will benefit local authorities across the country as they look to support their local communities and businesses in the coming weeks and months. By improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure we can help those people who need to return to work choose active travel as their preferred mode of transport. Better infrastructure will also facilitate social distancing within towns and cities and support the reopening of shops and businesses under the Roadmap” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident about choosing to walk or cycle while enabling social distancing,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross commented : “In recent weeks we’ve all had to reassess how space should be shared in our cities and towns to better reflect the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. As we move through the Roadmap to Reopen Society and Business we need to increase the numbers of people walking and cycling each day and we need to keep them safe while doing that. "Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident about choosing to walk or cycle while enabling social distancing. I would particularly ask motorists to take note of extra cyclists on the road and ensure that they give them space and consideration” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross noted : “The NTA’s support will benefit local authorities across the country as they look to support their local communities and businesses in the coming weeks and months. By improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure we can help those people who need to return to work choose active travel as their preferred mode of transport. Better infrastructure will also facilitate social distancing within towns and cities and support the reopening of shops and businesses under the Roadmap” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I would like to thank them for acting in the public interest at this time,” External link

farmersjournal Friday, May 22, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

leinsterleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

leinsterexpress Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said ( about Tourism Ireland ) : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. "The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. "There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. "I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Tourism is our country’s largest indigenous employer and central to the economic and social health of the nation. The tourism sector has been near decimated by the current crisis. The vast majority of people working in this sector have either been laid off or are availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme. There is a real risk that our communities, towns and cities will not recover from this devastating loss of income, employment and business. "This cannot be allowed to happen. "In order to ensure that the tourism sector can emerge from this pandemic ready for business, we need to plan early, plan well and plan together. To this end I am pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Tourism Recovery Taskforce, made up of leaders from varying sections of the industry, who will work together to deal with the many challenges ahead in a dynamic and innovative manner. "They will be chaired by Ruth Andrews [CEO of ITOA Ireland, Chair of ITIC, and Special Advisor to AVEA] and have agreed to lend their services voluntarily in order to support the industry at this critical time. I hope that the Taskforce will do its work quickly and efficiently and be in a position to report back to Government by the end of the summer” External link

offalyexpress Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Like every sector in society, those involved in Irish sport at all levels have been hugely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "Like every sector in society, those involved in Irish sport at all levels have been hugely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. They are understandably most anxious to return to normal business as soon as possible, both those involved at a high performance level and those eager to return to playing and participating in the sports they love within their communities. " External link

RTERadio Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Like every sector in society, those involved in Irish sport at all levels have been hugely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. They are understandably most anxious to return to normal business as soon as possible, both those involved at a high performance level and those eager to return to playing and participating in the sports they love within their communities. "Unfortunately that is simply not possible in current circumstances. Small and very measured steps must be introduced slowly, which is what the Roadmap sets out to do through the various phases. "But the good news is that some low-risk sporting activity can start up again next Monday in accordance with the public health advice. The sports organisations are putting detailed protocols in place and the Expert Group that we are establishing today will be assessing the consistency of these arrangements with the Roadmap and current public health advice. "In my view, it is essential that the public can have confidence in how sport is being restored in Ireland and I believe that this initiative is an important confidence-building measure” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Like every sector in society, those involved in Irish sport at all levels have been hugely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. They are understandably most anxious to return to normal business as soon as possible, both those involved at a high performance level and those eager to return to playing and participating in the sports they love within their communities. Unfortunately that is simply not possible in current circumstances. Small and very measured steps must be introduced slowly, which is what the Roadmap sets out to do through the various phases. But the good news is that some low-risk sporting activity can start up again next Monday in accordance with the public health advice. The sports organisations are putting detailed protocols in place and the Expert Group that we are establishing today will be assessing the consistency of these arrangements with the Roadmap and current public health advice. In my view, it is essential that the public can have confidence in how sport is being restored in Ireland and I believe that this initiative is an important confidence-building measure” External link

longfordleader Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross says : "Yes, 0pc VAT, I am in favour of that," External link

independent-ie Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “It looks that people will be asked to use coverings on public transport. It may be recommended that coverings be allowed and encouraged in places such as on public transport and in supermarkets,” External link

irishecho Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "At this time, when we are all concerned about the impact of COVID-19, I appeal to all road users to act responsibly and with car," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "advised that current levels of service will facilitate the expected increase in passenger numbers, principally in the construction sector, from the start of Phase 1," "The operators are in a position to provide extra capacity, including a return to the normal Monday to Friday schedule and mobilisation of additional vehicles at any particular pinch points in the network, should more capacity be required in Phase 2," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The Government is determined that there will be no interruption to subvented public transport operations as a result of Covid-19. We will continue to take whatever measures are necessary to support these essential transport services” External link

irishtimes Monday, May 11, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : “The travel restrictions imposed across the world in response to the Covid-19 pandemic have led to the widespread cancellation of holidays during March, April and May, with many people having to postpone holiday, wedding and honeymoon plans,” “Under the EU Travel Package Directive, people who have had to cancel such bookings because of Covid-19 travel are entitled to a cash refund, and that entitlement will continue,” External link

thejournal Friday, May 8, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross told : "I think it's great myself," External link

independent-ie Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “I am pleased that the NTA are making these arrangements for public transport customers who have been unable to use their TaxSaver tickets due to the current restrictions on travel” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 1, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “Times are tough for many at the moment; financially challenging as well as stressful, and I welcome this development in assisting customers” External link

todayfm Friday, May 1, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "We have to plan for the future and happier times," External link

herald-ie Friday, May 1, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It is absolutely staggering that in this time of crisis and loss, there are people still driving under the influence of drink or drugs. The high volume of intoxicated driving – little changed from before the Covid restrictions – may be an indicator that people who are willing to behave irresponsibly by driving after taking intoxicants are also the people most likely to breach Covid restrictions and take unnecessary journeys. This behaviour must stop”. He added that " External link

kilkennypeople Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It is absolutely staggering that in this time of crisis and loss, there are people still driving under the influence of drink or drugs. The high volume of intoxicated driving – little changed from before the Covid restrictions – may be an indicator that people who are willing to behave irresponsibly by driving after taking intoxicants are also the people most likely to breach Covid restrictions and take unnecessary journeys. This behaviour must stop”. He added that " External link

leinsterexpress Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "The high volume of intoxicated driving – little changed from before the Covid restrictions – may be an indicator that people who are willing to behave irresponsibly by driving after taking intoxicants are also the people most likely to breach Covid restrictions and take unnecessary journeys," External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : "It is absolutely staggering that in this time of crisis and loss, there are people still driving under the influence of drink or drugs. The high volume of intoxicated driving – little changed from before the Covid restrictions – may be an indicator that people who are willing to behave irresponsibly by driving after taking intoxicants are also the people most likely to breach Covid restrictions and take unnecessary journeys. This behaviour must stop”. He added that " External link

longfordleader Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Ross said : “If ever there was a need for sport across the EU to come together and cooperate, this is surely the time. We are collectively dealing with the fallout of sporting events coming to a sudden halt. In Ireland, as elsewhere, the impact has been enormous, but it is heartening to see the positive role sporting bodies and clubs are making to support the health service and vulnerable people in their communities. Today’s Council meeting was a great opportunity to hear first-hand the impact across Europe and the measures being taken by Governments to support sporting bodies and clubs. We know that the journey ahead must necessarily be gradual and guided by the public health experts. We can learn from the experiences of other countries in navigating our way back to the sporting activities that people love, whether as active participants or as spectators. We are all together in sport” External link

limerickleader Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:17:00 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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