From tourism to traffic: Donohoe plots course in new transport brief

From tourism to traffic: Donohoe plots course in new transport brief

The transport minister says more funding will be needed for public transport as the economy grows

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe cuts a contradictory figure: the bicycle enthusiast who is planning to introduce ‘on-the-spot fines’ for cyclists.

He is also the minister who has a copy of former PDs leader Des O’Malley’s new autobiography on his coffee table, but is currently close to finishing James Ellroy’s 720-page crime novel Perfidia.

With toy models of figures from Star Wars and Dr Who behind his desk, some might be surprised...

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