Thursday October 22, 2020

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

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

17th December, 2014

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...

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