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#Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 23 April, 2015

The new drugs minister describes his trip to Amsterdam as a young student

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he did what “most students” do.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Here’s the new minister for drugs

The government has agreed the appointment of a minister to deal with the National Drugs Strategy.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

‘A major distraction’: It looks like there’ll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary

A junior minister pretty much confirmed it won’t be happening last night.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

“We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland” Direct Provision This post contains videos

“We have a love affair with incarcerating people in Ireland”

Aodhan Ó Riordáin expects a report on reforming the Direct Provision on his desk by Easter.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Watch this Labour TD read mean tweets about himself Just Plain Mean This post contains videos

Watch this Labour TD read mean tweets about himself

Poor Aodhán Ó Ríordáin gets an awful time on Twitter…

Here are 10 things we learned at the Labour conference

The junior coalition party has gathered in Killarney this weekend to take stock. Here’s what we found out…

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Watch this Labour minister rule out coalition with just about everyone* NO NO NO This post contains videos
‘I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it’ Danger Here This post contains videos

‘I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it’

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to about THAT leaflet, the same-sex marriage referendum and abortion.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Friday 27 February, 2015

So we asked this government minister about the colour of *that* dress… The Dress This post contains videos

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters

Jan O’Sullivan and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were delayed for about 40 minutes.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

‘Absolutely ridiculous’: Labour’s equality minister is getting lots of flak for this totally ironic tweet Tweet Storm

‘Absolutely ridiculous’: Labour’s equality minister is getting lots of flak for this totally ironic tweet

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is baffled by some of the responses to his tweet this morning

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Irish fathers look set to benefit from two weeks paid paternity leave

Junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he’s confident this provision will be included in new legislation currently being drafted.

Social welfare officer allegedly told immigrant to “go back home”

A report has found that some immigrants are facing racism from the Department of Social Protection.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 18 December, 2014

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

“We need women, young women in particular, to realise how powerful they can be”

Gender imbalance isn’t good for society or business, Minister Aodhan Ó Riordáin says.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Monday 17 November, 2014

Taoiseach says Burton was effectively kidnapped in Jobstown

The Taoiseach also criticised the actions of AAA TD Paul Murphy, who played a leading role in Saturday’s Jobstown protest.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

‘In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries’

“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 30 October, 2014

There are plans for tougher hate crime laws following Waterford anti-Roma protest

Heads of Bill for hate crime to be presented to Junior Minister Aodhán Ó Riordáin by next May.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin opens up about being bullied at school: ‘I used to be called Gaydhán Ó Queerdáin’

The Labour Minister of State said he stood out because he was tall.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Asylum working group criticised for including only one (former) asylum-seeker

“It’s not a fair share, but it’s a step in the right direction.”

# aodhan-o-riordain - Sunday 12 October, 2014

‘If we want sustainable public services like water, we need mechanisms to pay for it’

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said we can’t go back to the old ways of narrow taxation.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Monday 22 September, 2014

Meet some of Ireland’s newest citizens Welcome This post contains images

Meet some of Ireland’s newest citizens

The country gained 3,275 new citizens today.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Monday 4 August, 2014

Opinion: Happy 14th birthday, Direct Provision – just think of everything you haven’t achieved!

Those of us who work with asylum seekers can speak to the dehumanising and demoralising effect that life in the direct provision system has on its inhabitants.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Sunday 20 July, 2014

‘I saw fear in TDs’ eyes’: An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X

One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back… as long as they’re on their holidays

“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Labour TD ‘felt very sore’ after secret recording of his views on abortion

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin was one of two Labour TDs whose views on abortion were secretly recorded and published in a Sunday newspaper earlier this year.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school

The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

Frances Fitzgerald says both the Gardaí and the HSE are investigating the footage broadcast on Prime Time last night.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Labour TD says newspaper ‘sting’ job on abortion beliefs was intended to mislead

A Sunday newspaper published transcripts from taped conversations between Anne Ferris and another Labour TD regarding their views on abortion legislation – but Ferris says the supposed ‘sting’ adds nothing new to her public position on the matter.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Sunday 14 April, 2013

‘There’s no point in pretending that this is a Labour Govt’ – Labour TD

Robert Dowds made the statement when calling for those who had lost the whip to rejoin the fold.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Friday 1 March, 2013

Coalition sees disagreements over student grants

While Labour TDs believe the change makes “perfect sense”, there is opposition from some Fine Gael TDs.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Monday 25 February, 2013

Tweeting the election: How one TD really saw the 2011 campaign

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin kept a diary recording all his tweets – and what he really thought – throughout the 2011 election campaign. Two years on from the election, he shares some of them for the first time.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Poll: Should the government review sentencing laws for sexual assaults? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government review sentencing laws for sexual assaults?

A Labour TD has called for action after a controversial sentencing in Dublin yesterday. So do you think there should be a review of statutory sentencing?

# aodhan-o-riordain - Monday 21 January, 2013

‘Urgent review’ of sentencing needed after 72-year-old bailed for multiple rapes

The man was bailed by Mr Justice Paul Carney pending an appeal against his sentence for the rape and indecent assault of his daughter over the course of a decade.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Priory Hall residents exempt from property tax, but problems persist

With the management company for the development having been wound-up, residents now have a lease with a company that no longer exists.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Minister Hogan will meet Priory Hall residents once resolution process complete

The news comes as the residents partake in a ‘March for Justice’ to mark the one year anniversary of their evacuation.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 13 September, 2012

“Law must be changed” for undocumented workers

Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he raised the issue with Minister Richard Bruton after a recent ruling against payment to an exploited migrant worker.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

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