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FAI In Danger Of “Becoming Insolvent In Only A Matter Of Weeks”

SIPTU claim they have received important information relating to the FAI’s current financial situation.  The Trade Union say that the association’s finances are in an “extremely precarious financial situation” and that they face the threat of “becoming insolvent in only a matter of weeks.” They are now calling for a meeting with Sports Minister Shane Ross in order to solve …

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Shane Ross: Entire FAI Board Intend To Step Down

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD watches today's bout Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has indicated that the FAI board have written to him and intend to step down. Speaking at a Joint Oireachtas Committee, Minister Ross said that the FAI have written to him indicating that decisive action will be taken with an EGM likely to take place. Earlier today, it emerged that proper accounts …

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Shane Ross With Another Ridiculous Sporting Blunder On Live Radio

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Bid Announcement for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 15/11/2016 Pictured at the bid announcement for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in the Aviva Stadium was Shane Ross TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Another week, another story about a major sporting blunder from our Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross.  The Minister has been at the centre of some embarrassing errors over the past year. After Ireland’s heroics to win the Grand Slam back in February, Ross posted a picture of himself alongside Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney with the caption, …

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Sports Minister’s ‘Safety Concerns’ Sees Cancellation Of Irish MMA Event

An MMA event scheduled to take place at the Claremont Stadium in Navan, county Meath has been cancelled. The venue decided to no longer host a ‘Battle Arena’ fight card following a statement issued by Irish Sports Minister, Shane Ross. Invoking memories of a ‘Total Extreme Fighting’ event in 2016 in which MMA fighter Joao Carvalho collapsed after a fight and …

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Shane Ross Press Release Gets Sanita Puspure’s Name Wrong

A press release from Shane Ross congratulating Sanita Puspure on her gold medal in the single sculls event of the World Rowing Championships has come in for criticism due to the simple fact that it called Puspure by the wrong name.  It’s been a fantastic two days for Ireland at World Rowing Championships. Paul and Gary O’Donovan won gold in …

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Opinion: Minister Shane Ross’s Comments On MMA Misguided

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD watches today's bout Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Joel Slattery argues that Shane Ross’s views on mixed martial arts are completely missing the point. Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport made headlines on Friday, calling the sport of MMA “disturbing”. Speaking to the Irish Daily Mail (via RTÉ), Ross said he feels the sport has a long way to go until the government officially recognises it. “This is …

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