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# aodhan-oriordain - Thursday 25 June, 2020

School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms

There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.

# aodhan-oriordain - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students

Education Minister Joe McHugh defended the decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate.

# aodhan-oriordain - Friday 2 August, 2019

'Destined to fail': Opposition parties say government's new drug possession plan falls short

The government today unveiled its new drug plan.

# aodhan-oriordain - Friday 30 December, 2016

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

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

# aodhan-oriordain - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Taoiseach Goes Stateside: 'If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn't go cap in hand'

The Taoiseach is off to the US today and there’s some speculation there’s work going on behind the scenes to arrange a meet-up with Donald Trump.

# aodhan-oriordain - Thursday 6 October, 2016

RTÉ says it asked senator to remove Repeal the Eighth badge to stop "unchallenged campaigning"

After the break in the show, Ó Ríordáin could be seen without the badge.

# aodhan-oriordain - Sunday 6 March, 2016

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats

High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.

# aodhan-oriordain - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

John Giles buried a penalty on a minister today

You never lose it.

'Fianna Fáil act as though they were formed in 2011'

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is not impressed with the Soldiers of Destiny.

# aodhan-oriordain - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Dublin will be getting its first drug injection centre within 18 months

There were 86 poisoning deaths in 2013 where heroin was involved.

# aodhan-oriordain - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea

Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.

# aodhan-oriordain - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Here's what the drugs minister means by 'Supervised Injection Centres'

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has been speaking about his forthcoming drugs strategy this morning.

# aodhan-oriordain - Monday 2 November, 2015

Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech

The minister cited Portugal’s approach to drugs as a possible model for Ireland.

# aodhan-oriordain - Friday 10 July, 2015

Sorry ladies, this minister is NOT looking for daytime fun on Tinder

Sure would you look who it is?

# aodhan-oriordain - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland

A new report has called for the Direct Provision system to be overhauled.

# aodhan-oriordain - Saturday 6 June, 2015

The new Minister for Drugs is planning a crackdown on 'benzos'

There’s been an increase in ‘polydrug’ use – taking more than one drug, including prescription pills – in recent years.

# aodhan-oriordain - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'

The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.

# aodhan-oriordain - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

# aodhan-oriordain - Friday 27 March, 2015

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign

Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.

# aodhan-oriordain - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Government minister says dress is white and gold, is clearly wrong The Dress

# aodhan-oriordain - Thursday 11 December, 2014

South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority

Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.

# aodhan-oriordain - Sunday 23 November, 2014

We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney

TDs on The Week in Politics also debate the Government’s security.

# aodhan-oriordain - Monday 10 November, 2014

This is the front door of a junior minister's constituency office this morning

Aodhán Ó Riordáin has tweeted a picture of a brown substance smeared across his constituency office door this morning.

# aodhan-oriordain - Thursday 2 October, 2014

It's official: We'll have a referendum to remove blasphemy from the Constitution

The last known conviction for blasphemy was in 1855.

# aodhan-oriordain - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin

The Minister of State talked about the working group that’s tasked with suggesting how to reform the current system.

# aodhan-oriordain - Monday 18 August, 2014

This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum... but says it can't happen now

The call comes after it emerged that a woman was refused an abortion under the new Act.

# aodhan-oriordain - Monday 2 June, 2014

Another Labour TD wants to be the party's deputy leader - but doesn't want to be a minister

Ciara Conway has declared her candidacy for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.

# aodhan-oriordain - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# aodhan-oriordain - Monday 9 December, 2013

Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal

Brian Conlan tendered his resignation today and has said that he thinks his replacement should come from outside the CRC.

# aodhan-oriordain - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

"We're not just supplying teachers to the national market" - Education Minister

Ruairi Quinn says that teachers can use JobBridge internships to pass probation periods.

# aodhan-oriordain - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank accused of having no solutions on Priory Hall

CEOs Richie Boucher and Jim Brown came under pressure from TDs today to explain what they were doing to help former residents of the abandoned Donaghmede apartment complex.

# aodhan-oriordain - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Poverty is the 'greatest crime in Irish society'

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School, Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin accused the government of neglecting poorer children in the country.

# aodhan-oriordain - Monday 15 July, 2013

Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'

A number of TDs from the junior coalition partner have hit out at a proposal for tax exiles to give money to charity in return for two extra months residency in the Irish state.

# aodhan-oriordain - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal

It was dramatic, chaotic, uncertain and very confusing as Ireland struck a deal to tear up the promissory notes and repay Anglo’s debts over a longer period. Here’s how it unfolded…

# aodhan-oriordain - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Darren Scully: 'Some people won't be happy until I am deported'

The former Mayor of Naas has reacted strongly to the decision by Fine Gael to remove the party whip following his controversial remarks about African immigrants.

# aodhan-oriordain - Friday 3 February, 2012

Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter Tweeting TDs

Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter

Research has shown that 139 of the 166 members of the Dáil operate a Twitter account.

# aodhan-oriordain - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos

The children’s charity estimates that there could be nearly 130,000 children living in consistent poverty in Ireland.

# aodhan-oriordain - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Clontarf residents protest over flood wall plans ProtestOnTheProm This post contains images

Clontarf residents protest over flood wall plans

Thousands of people joined in a public protest today against Dublin City Council plans to build an 8-foot-high wall along the 3km Clontarf Promenade next year.

# aodhan-oriordain - Monday 13 June, 2011

Ur say: Would a tax on texts make you :) r :( ? Your Say This post contains a poll

Ur say: Would a tax on texts make you :) r :( ?

Michael Noonan has ruled out the prospect of playing a new levy on text messaging. Do you think such a tax would work?

Noonan rulez out tax on txts :) LOL

Noonan rulez out tax on txts :)

The Minister for Finance said he wasn’t aware of such a tax – previously proposed by Labour – anywhere else in the world.

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