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Minister Ross’ haphazard approach to policy isn’t serving the people

Media reports today suggest that Transport Minister, Shane Ross is to examine a proposal put forward by the Department’s Junior Minister, Brendan Griffin TD to allow convicted drink-drivers who are banned from driving to apply for a limited licence.

Commenting in response, Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD has said, “The suggestion to study the system currently in place in New Zealand whereby a person convicted of drink-driving could seek a licence to drive in some instances is a very belated decision. It is merely a consequence of...

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Realities of no-deal Brexit could spell hardship for motorists – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD has said the realities of what would transpire in the event of a no-deal Brexit are already becoming apparent and that the chaos it would cause motorists would have far-reaching consequences.

Deputy Troy was commenting following a special briefing from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) and said, “Today I facilitated a briefing in the Oireachtas by the MIBI which reinforced the ramifications motorists travelling across the border will face in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

 “The MIBI have issued about one million Green Card forms as well as...

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