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#Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

# 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

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Deputy Ó Riordáin criticises some Irish fans for “disappointing” behaviour

We may be seen as “the best fans in the world”, but the Labour TD said that the behaviour of some fans left much to be desired. He has called on fans to “lead by example”.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 2 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: 9 days to go Fiscal Compacted This post contains videos

Referendum roundup: 9 days to go

Austerity treaty, stability treaty, or somewhere in between? TheJournal.ie keeps you up to date with our evening Fiscal Compact referendum bulletin.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Column: Racism is the Irish reality. We need to stop pretending otherwise.

From violent crime to ethnic slurs, racism rears its head daily, writes Catherine Lynch. It’s time to face up to a very real problem.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Open the Dáil and Seanad chambers to the public, says TD

Public tours to the Oireachtas currently aren’t allowed to enter the chambers – but a Labour TD has said that this should change.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

TD calls for action after survey reveals prevalence of racism

Six in ten TDs encountered racism on the campaign trail – while one-third said speaking up for immigrants would cost them support.

Labour sticks to Government line on EU treaty referendum

A spokesperson for the party said the Government was taking on board the advice of the Attorney General.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Column: Why I reported Darren Scully for inciting hatred – and why I’m not backing down

Since reporting Darren Scully for his controversial comments last month, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has received a torrent of abuse but he’s not backing down…

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From The Score Primary colours: TD asked to remove Dublin flags on Dáil grounds Blue Is The Colour

Primary colours: TD asked to remove Dublin flags on Dáil grounds

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin told that he’ll have to hide his county colours when in Leinster House.