Dept. Of Transport Agrees Full Re-Think On Tractor Testing

IFA today (Wed) secured a commitment from the Department of Transport that there will be full negotiation with the IFA and other key stakeholders ahead of the implementation of any aspects of a roadworthiness test for tractors.   Earlier this year, when IFA raised farmers’ concerns on the issue, Minister for Transport Shane Ross gave a clear commitment […]

AA Supports Strengthening Of Drink-Driving Law

AA Ireland believes that the proposed changes have the potential to both reduce instances of drink-driving in Ireland and in turn make Irish roads safer. The AA has also criticised some of the legislation’s opponents for prioritising the sale of alcohol over the safety of consumers and road users. Change is strongly supported by Irish […]

Upgrade of N24 is top of the agenda for Tipp Delegation to Minister Ross – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath is set to lead a cross-party, Local Authority and Borough District Council Deputation from Tipperary to meet with the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, on Mondaynext, July 24th. Deputy McGrath was speaking ahead of the meeting which he organised to galvanise support for the upgrading of the N24 to motorway status: “I will […]

Establishment Must Not Close Ranks To Shield Judiciary From Reform – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has supported the calls of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, for greater accountability and transparency in the selection process for members of the judiciary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Minister Ross was accused of misrepresenting the willingness of the judiciary to accept fundamental reforms that would make […]