Budget 2017: "I am now the Minister for Fixing Potholes" - Shane Ross

Back in the good old days there were grand visions for huge road and rail projects, writes Fearghal O'Connor

12th October, 2016
Shane Ross announces details for his department Pic: RollingNews.ie

Realism is perhaps one of the key qualities needed to be a minister in an unlikely coalition on an underwhelming budget day.

“I never thought that I would announce with pride that I am now the Minister for Fixing Potholes, but life takes many strange turns,” Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross said at his department’s budget briefing.

Back in the good old days ministers such as Martin Cullen...

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