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# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning
# Addiction
# Addiction

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:43 AM 7,497 Views 6 Comments

Senators are due to debate the issue today amid much criticism over this week’s developments.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Monday 21 February, 2022

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed

Updated Feb 21st 2022, 9:30 PM 45,339 Views 27 Comments

The delay until 2023 will cost lives, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Five TDs and senators forced to refund almost €6,000 after audit of expense allowances
# Expenses
# Expenses

Five TDs and senators forced to refund almost €6,000 after audit of expense allowances

Feb 16th 2022, 5:56 PM 40,688 Views 2 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin and Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were among those required to refund the value of unvouched expenses.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Clause that ring-fences places for children of past pupils not widely used, committee to be told
# Schools Admissions
# Schools Admissions

Clause that ring-fences places for children of past pupils not widely used, committee to be told

Feb 1st 2022, 6:30 AM 13,000 Views 3 Comments

Labour’s Bill seeks to change the School Admissions Act.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'People lack hope': Labour calls for more nuanced approach towards anti-lockdown protests
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

'People lack hope': Labour calls for more nuanced approach towards anti-lockdown protests

Mar 16th 2021, 6:38 PM 20,033 Views 40 Comments

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says dismissing protesters as ‘cranks’ will not work.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Stardust: Government urged to solve legal aid logjam that is delaying start of inquests

Feb 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,226 Views 14 Comments

Opposition parties have urged the Taoiseach and the government to prevent any further delay right after the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman

May 30th 2020, 4:52 PM 26,698 Views 29 Comments

Schools have been closed since 12 March as part of efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Friday 22 May, 2020

'Extremely worrying': ASTI to discuss legal protection over Leaving Cert grading with government
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

'Extremely worrying': ASTI to discuss legal protection over Leaving Cert grading with government

May 22nd 2020, 8:05 AM 17,634 Views 79 Comments

The ASTI has said that teachers need to be fully protected if there is a legal challenge to calculated grades.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Friday 3 April, 2020

Labour Party to elect Howlin's replacement as postal vote closes today
# Two Horse Race
# Two Horse Race

Labour Party to elect Howlin's replacement as postal vote closes today

Apr 3rd 2020, 7:33 AM 13,873 Views 76 Comments

Tipperary TD Alan Kelly and Dublin TD Aodhán O’Riordáin are in the running for it.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Friday 21 February, 2020

Ó Ríordáin pledges to rebuild Labour on traditional party values as he launches leadership campaign
# Leadership Battle
# Leadership Battle

Ó Ríordáin pledges to rebuild Labour on traditional party values as he launches leadership campaign

Feb 21st 2020, 1:27 PM 11,753 Views 33 Comments

Labour members will vote on a new leader at the beginning of April.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Monday 9 April, 2018

Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin apologises for tweet sent after Belfast rape trial verdicts
# Apology
# Apology

Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin apologises for tweet sent after Belfast rape trial verdicts

Apr 9th 2018, 11:51 AM 28,940 Views 0 Comments

Ó Ríordáin tweeted a clarification and an apology for a tweet he sent on 28 March.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'I couldn’t imagine being able to afford loans of €20,000 for my degree'
# Debt
# Debt

'I couldn’t imagine being able to afford loans of €20,000 for my degree'

Jul 15th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,330 Views 42 Comments

Students in the UK are graduating with loans of £57,000, Labour says the same can’t happen here.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Apr 23rd 2017, 2:29 PM 40,562 Views 163 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'

Apr 11th 2017, 5:12 PM 20,886 Views 21 Comments

In an unusual event, senators on the committee said that they were uncomfortable with their Chair’s line of questioning.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Monday 13 March, 2017

'St Patrick's Day can't just be a parade, it has to be a stand': Senator goes on US TV to rally against Trump
# Anti-trump Protest
# Anti-trump Protest

'St Patrick's Day can't just be a parade, it has to be a stand': Senator goes on US TV to rally against Trump

Mar 13th 2017, 9:44 AM 26,384 Views 112 Comments

Irish Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin explained that the ‘Irish Stand’ event in New York aims to show solidarity with immigrants.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Friday 30 December, 2016

Aodhan Ó Riordáin's life online: 'I accidentally tweeted one word - #horny'
# My Social Media Life
# My Social Media Life

Aodhan Ó Riordáin's life online: 'I accidentally tweeted one word - #horny'

Dec 30th 2016, 12:00 PM 19,255 Views 35 Comments

Well-known Irish names tell us about their life on the internet.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Friday 11 November, 2016

'An ugly crossroad': Trump promises unity as outrage continues across US
# Not My President
# Not My President

'An ugly crossroad': Trump promises unity as outrage continues across US

Nov 11th 2016, 10:34 PM 23,974 Views 140 Comments

Meanwhile, Irish Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin criticised the Irish government’s reaction to Trump’s election.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Friday 30 September, 2016

A date for the blasphemy referendum still hasn't been decided on
# Well Holy God
# Well Holy God

A date for the blasphemy referendum still hasn't been decided on

Sep 30th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,815 Views 116 Comments

Preliminary consultations and preparatory work have been undertaken on the issue.

# aodhan-o-riordain - Saturday 9 July, 2016

RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon
# How Bizarre
# How Bizarre

RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon

Jul 9th 2016, 3:11 PM 39,751 Views 29 Comments

Saturday with Claire Byrne signed off for the season with a massive Oireachtas sing-song. Some were a little better than others…

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

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

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

Mar 27th 2016, 8:30 PM 32,521 Views 52 Comments

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
# The Post Mortem

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

Mar 22nd 2016, 8:30 PM 27,874 Views 72 Comments

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
# Next Best Thing

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

Mar 22nd 2016, 6:06 AM 21,493 Views 79 Comments

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
# Next Best Thing
# Next Best Thing

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

Mar 18th 2016, 6:08 PM 24,432 Views 95 Comments

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
# At Last
# At Last

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

Mar 1st 2016, 2:16 PM 26,784 Views 92 Comments

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
# Dublin Bay North
# Dublin Bay North

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

Mar 1st 2016, 12:50 PM 94,510 Views 235 Comments

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
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

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

Feb 18th 2016, 4:36 PM 15,742 Views 91 Comments

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"
# Canvassing With Aodhán
# Canvassing With Aodhán

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

Feb 13th 2016, 10:00 PM 19,140 Views 121 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 13th 2016, 9:00 PM 55,157 Views 96 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

How two Labour ministers turned death threats into a political weapon

Jan 16th 2016, 2:49 PM 36,202 Views 212 Comments

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
# Streets Of Dublin
# Streets Of Dublin

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

Dec 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 58,635 Views 99 Comments

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
# ST ANNES PARK
# ST ANNES PARK

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

Nov 26th 2015, 6:06 PM 37,774 Views 45 Comments

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
# Portuguese Model
# Portuguese Model

Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure

Nov 5th 2015, 6:00 AM 12,128 Views 67 Comments

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
# 8th Amendment

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

Sep 26th 2015, 7:49 PM 27,757 Views 322 Comments

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
# Chaos
# Chaos

Gardaí called after Vincent Browne debate descends into mayhem

Sep 8th 2015, 1:00 PM 86,025 Views 130 Comments

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
# After Joan
# After Joan

Labour's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 30th 2015, 9:30 PM 19,589 Views 115 Comments

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
# Drugs

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

Jul 11th 2015, 8:50 AM 9,124 Views 81 Comments

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
# Relaxation
# Relaxation

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

Jul 4th 2015, 9:30 AM 15,499 Views 61 Comments

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

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

Mattie McGrath wants 'twatters' regulated
# Too Many Tweets
# Too Many Tweets

Mattie McGrath wants 'twatters' regulated

Jun 24th 2015, 5:35 PM 23,068 Views 81 Comments

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
# Spat
# Spat

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

Jun 23rd 2015, 3:18 PM 23,434 Views 111 Comments

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
# Berkeley
# Berkeley

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

Jun 17th 2015, 7:45 PM 83,193 Views 111 Comments

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

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