Transport Minister Ross is clearly not in the driving seat
When Shane Ross was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011, I was intrigued, as were many of the electorate, as to how the former senator would perform. His promotion of an Independent Alliance gave hope that there may indeed be a different way of conducting business in the Oireachtas - possibly even the concept of New Politics.
However, since he has entered into a coalition government, Mr Ross and his colleagues have discovered there is more to governing than spouting off opinions about everything.
He had a Pádraig Flynn moment recently on the 'Late Late Show' by informing viewers that transport was a doddle compared with the difficulties encountered in sport. So a ticket allocation scandal in Brazil takes precedence over a bus strike in our capital? A huge loss of business by traders is less important than trying to sort out the problems of the Olympic Council of Ireland?