The missing minister

He holds one of the country’s key portfolios, yet Independent Alliance TD Shane Ross’s ministerial career has been a litany of broken promises

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross is in charge of an annual budget of €1.7 billion and a workforce of 515 civil servants. He is the man who has a key role in influencing the development of the tourism industry, the state’s airports and seaports, and its sporting facilities.

But during his two years in cabinet, he has spent much of his time pursuing the re-opening of Stepaside Garda station ...