Thursday 22 June 2017

After days of being 'back in his box', Ross comes up with an inquiry - yet still has a lot of ground to make up

Minister for Sport Shane Ross during the quarter-final boxing bout between Michael Conlan of Ireland and Vladimir Nikitin of Russia. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Minister for Sport Shane Ross during the quarter-final boxing bout between Michael Conlan of Ireland and Vladimir Nikitin of Russia. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

The pendulum has swung back to Shane Ross's side after a week of turmoil that has seen him fly 9,000km and back.

After days of being trapped 'back in his box', the minister has given himself some breathing space with a non-statutory inquiry into the Olympics ticket scandal.

He has the backing of Taoiseach Enda Kenny, is in agreement with his recent foe the Attorney General, and according to himself has had "messages of support from several Cabinet ministers".

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