Thursday 19 October 2017

As Transport Minister, Ross has a duty to help avoid a national shutdown

Transport Minister Shane Ross Photo: Arthur Carron
Transport Minister Shane Ross Photo: Arthur Carron
John Downing

John Downing

I have seen this from the inside for almost four years, as a very hapless Government press person. It would be too embarrassing to tell you how long I have been looking at this type of situation from close up.

It tells me that Transport Minister Shane Ross is between a rock and a hard place. It is a tough time for him, as he must take some tricky decisions or carry the can for a big national mess.

But quite frankly, that is all called politics. Mr Ross was first elected to the Dáil in February 2011 and finally became a member of Cabinet after his re-election, at the formation of the minority Coalition, in May 2016.

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