Transport

Ross’ hands off attitude set to leave rail passengers stranded – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport Robert Troy has criticised Minister Shane Ross for his hands off approach to finding a resolution to the problems within Irish Rail ahead of tomorrow’s impending industrial action. He said, “At the time of the Bus Éireann strikes Minister Ross promised to establish a mutli-stakeholder forum which would include all transport companies, the National Transport Authority, the Department of Transport plus trade unions. The purpose of this forum being to iron out wider concerns before problems turned into industrial action. “He has failed to honour his commitment. “I strongly believe had that forum been...
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Minister Ross must outline what he knew about faulty life jackets and when he became aware – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Robert Troy has said that Minister Shane Ross needs to stop hiding behind the current investigation into the R116 accident and outline why he and his predecessors did not take steps to improve the safety on this and other aircraft. Deputy Troy made the comments after it became known that the company that operates search and rescue services, on behalf of the State, knew for over five years that the life jackets on its helicopters were faulty. “Minister Ross needs to come forward and stop hiding behind the fact...
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