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Saturday 23 June, 2018

'There are gardaí, politicians and doctors who have taken something illegal at some point'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'There are gardaí, politicians and doctors who have taken something illegal at some point'

Jun 23rd 2018, 9:00 AM 36,107 Views 36 Comments

They get away with it, because we only criminalise the poor, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Friday 1 June, 2018

What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model
# Church And State
# Church And State

What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model

Jun 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 30,994 Views 194 Comments

If the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Constitutional Convention and the Citizens Assembly should be utilised to address the issue, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Friday 12 January, 2018

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools
# Gender Segregation
# Gender Segregation

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools

Jan 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,147 Views 104 Comments

Can any of us genuinely argue that separating girls and boys in schools is a practice worth defending, asks Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'The Irish are for Trump. So perhaps we should say something about it'
# Column
# Column

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'The Irish are for Trump. So perhaps we should say something about it'

Nov 8th 2017, 7:00 AM 31,868 Views 136 Comments

The staffers and spokespeople who robustly defend Trump’s indefensible presidency have Irish names, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?'
# Column
# Column

Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?'

Apr 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 1,463 Views 52 Comments

Decriminalisation of addiction is our next great step to a better drug policy, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Thursday 16 March, 2017

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'It's time Irish people stood up against racism. We were the terrorists at one time'
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'It's time Irish people stood up against racism. We were the terrorists at one time'

Mar 16th 2017, 6:30 AM 1,184 Views 129 Comments

It is our responsibility to speak truth to power. If it doesn’t happen in the White House, it’ll happen in The Riverside Church NYC tomorrow, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Thursday 23 February, 2017

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'I never pass pickets. We are all humans and need each other to survive'
# Column
# Column

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 'I never pass pickets. We are all humans and need each other to survive'

Feb 23rd 2017, 6:45 AM 303 Views 73 Comments

Going on strike is one of the only weapons a worker has, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Sunday 26 January, 2014

Column: Drug crime can’t be broken down simply into a battle of ‘good’ versus ‘evil’
# Disadvantage
# Disadvantage

Column: Drug crime can’t be broken down simply into a battle of ‘good’ versus ‘evil’

Jan 26th 2014, 12:00 PM 38 Views 76 Comments

The link between educational underachievement, literacy, social empowerment and a drugs and crime culture is real and also extremely complex, says Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Saturday 8 June, 2013

Column: We must tackle the underinvestment in pre-school education
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We must tackle the underinvestment in pre-school education

Jun 8th 2013, 1:30 PM 14 Views 11 Comments

Ireland has historically tries to provide education ‘on the cheap’ by affording remarkable influence to religious bodies and other patrons, so the recent childcare controversy should shock – but not necessary surprise – us, writes, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Column: Should we increase school inspections?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Should we increase school inspections?

Mar 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 563 Views 58 Comments

The reality is that inspections only offer a momentary window into a teacher’s classroom as an educator. I would challenge the very notion that increasing inspections and appraisals is necessary to help develop better education standards, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Monday 25 February, 2013

Tweeting the election: How one TD really saw the 2011 campaign
# GE11
# GE11

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

Feb 25th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,736 Views 34 Comments

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.

Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Fiona Doyle was caught in the crossfire of a war over sentencing

Jan 24th 2013, 9:15 PM 52 Views 30 Comments

The blame does not lie with one judge but with the inconsistency of the Court of Criminal Appeal, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Column: The children's referendum is a chance to put things right
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The children's referendum is a chance to put things right

Sep 19th 2012, 7:30 PM 19 Views 19 Comments

By voting yes, we can prove that this generation has done more than any other to protect children who have been betrayed in the past, writes Aodhán Ó Riordáin.

Thursday 8 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 8th 2011, 7:00 PM 235 Views 79 Comments

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…