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#Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

# aodhan-o-riordain - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed

The warning has come from the outgoing Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour The Post Mortem This post contains videos

This outgoing minister gave us a brutal assessment of where it all went wrong for Labour

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin explained why the seeds of Labour’s demise were sown in 2011 in a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

‘I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil’ Next Best Thing This post contains videos

‘I’m not going to lie to people, I’d much rather be in the Dáil’

Last month Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he wasn’t going to “kick around the Seanad’ if he lost his Dáil seat. Now he’s changed his mind.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Friday 18 March, 2016

Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

No TDs for days, then three in a minute – rollercoaster of emotions at a crazy count in Dublin Bay North

It was jubilation for three candidates, and total desolation for Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

‘Group of Death’: Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has lost his Dáil seat

As rules stand now, it looks like Labour will lose its speaking rights in the chamber.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Labour wants to replace the Eighth Amendment with a UK-style abortion law

The party has outlined its plans to hold a referendum on the abortion ban if returned to government.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 13 February, 2016

“I just want to convince people that the place for Labour is in government”

TheJournal.ie joined Aodhán Ó Riordáin pounding the pavements of Dublin Bay North.

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 16 January, 2016

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

Now one TD says they owe “hundreds of thousands of people” an apology.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

The needles on the cobbles are nothing new – but the human excrement is shocking

A grim tour of the backstreets of the capital…

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Plans for a 381-home development beside a Dublin park are not going down well

Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has joined the campaign against it.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea – but women aren’t so sure

The government is considering decriminalising the possession of a small amount of drugs like heroin, cannabis and cocaine.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 26 September, 2015

‘Women must decide their fate’: Thousands attend pro-choice march 8th Amendment This post contains images

‘Women must decide their fate’: Thousands attend pro-choice march

Pro-life campaigners have said organisers of the demonstration are in “absolute denial”.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Gardaí called after Vincent Browne debate descends into mayhem

A female audience member claimed to have been threatened for applauding a government minister.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Labour’s next leader, from most to least likely

Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Dublin’s new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts Drugs This post contains videos

Dublin’s new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts

Críona Ní Dhálaigh has backed an initiative that the government could legislate for in the coming months.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Mattie McGrath wants ‘twatters’ regulated Too Many Tweets This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath wants ‘twatters’ regulated

The independent TD is not happy about a certain government minister’s tweets.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Rónán Mullen are having a bit of a row on Twitter

The Equality Minister’s tweet about “extremist right-wingers” got this one going…

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

The New York Times says it never intended to blame victims of the Berkeley tragedy

The paper said the deaths “cast a pall” on the J1 visa programme, which the students were travelling on.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Poll: Was RTÉ right to ask a minister to remove his Yes pin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was RTÉ right to ask a minister to remove his Yes pin?

There were some strange scenes on The Saturday Night Show.

From The Daily Edge Here’s why #Pingate was trending in Ireland this morning Pingate

Ireland’s Equality Minister was asked by RTÉ to remove a Yes Equality pin

Brendan O’Connor made the request of Aodhán Ó Ríordáin last night.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Injection centres could soon arrive in Dublin - would you agree with that? Addiction This post contains a poll

Injection centres could soon arrive in Dublin - would you agree with that?

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said he will be attempting to bring forward legislation to introduce them this year.

# 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 TheJournal.ie 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.

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