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Ross faces bumps in road over driverless cars

Marc MacSharry has made the first safety objections to the vehicles being tested on public roads

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
9th December, 2019
One of Google’s Waymo driverless cars: the government no doubt wants to send a message to tech firms that Ireland can provide a base for developing such vehicles. Picture: Getty

Self-driving cars could solve Shane Ross’s row with the Healy-Raes.

Michael Healy-Rae and his brother Danny regularly accuse the Transport Minister of being indifferent to the likes of the old man living up the side of a mountain who can no longer go for a few pints in his local pub due to stringent drink-driving laws.

Ross in turn has accused them of having no regard for road safety and once called Danny...

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