Trains, traffic and chefs: how Tánaiste lobbied Ross on constituency matters

Letters show Fitzgerald contacting transport minster frequently over local issues

3rd September, 2017
Trains, traffic and chefs: how Tánaiste lobbied Ross on constituency matters
Minister for Transport Shane Ross Pic: Fergal Phillips

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald lobbied Shane Ross on several local issues, including the reopening of a ‘ghost’ train station, bus services in Lucan and the shortage of chefs in her constituency, new emails show.

The Minister for Transport received several emails and letters from Fitzgerald during his first year as a government minister, most of them concerning issues in the Tánaiste’s Dublin Mid-West constituency.

By contrast the documents,...

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