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Sunday 14 April, 2019

Lynn Ruane: The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so let's remove the barriers to accessing it

There are more deaths in Ireland as a result of overdose than road traffic accidents and many of these deaths are preventable, writes senator Lynn Ruane.

Sunday 31 March, 2019

Lynn Ruane: This Mother's Day, let's celebrate those mothers doing a tough job in challenging circumstances

Mothers with very little income, who manage to ensure their babies are warm, fed and in school on time – often alone or in tough or even violent situations, writes Lynn Ruane.

Sunday 24 February, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'It should be a source of major embarrassment to Ireland that we are yet to ratify this important treaty'

Abuse within institutions and care situations isn’t just part of Ireland’s history, writes Lynn Ruane – it’s something that is still a reality for vulnerable groups today.

Sunday 10 February, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'We need to change society radically from the ground up'

I am a product of the community development projects that have been systematically eroded writes, Senator Lynn Ruane.

Sunday 27 January, 2019

Opinion: Pat was refused mental health services because of his addiction - now he's dead

Mental illness and addiction are interlinked so why are people who suffer from both routinely excluded from services, asks Senator Lynn Ruane.

Sunday 13 January, 2019

Lynn Ruane: People with a criminal record for minor offences deserve a second chance

Convictions for minor offences can hold people back from accessing employment and education long after they have completed their rehabilitation, writes Lynn Ruane.

Sunday 23 December, 2018

Lynn Ruane: In remembrance of my friend, Graham Jones RIP

Lynn Ruane: In remembrance of my friend, Graham Jones

Graham Jones, who died earlier this month, lived an extraordinary life. Here, Lynn Ruane explains about the difference he made to the people around him.

Sunday 9 December, 2018

Lynn Ruane: We must pioritise people's lives over pharmaceutical companies' profits

Pharmaceutical companies make obscene profits from life-saving drugs – we need to change the system to prioritise human life over profiteering, writes Lynn Ruane.

Sunday 18 November, 2018

'Amazing footballers see their talent as a distant memory - overpowered by isolation, addiction, homelessness'

The individual gets to meet that side of themselves again; the side of themselves that was confident, strong, talented and part of something, writes Senator Lynn Ruane about homelessness leagues.

Sunday 4 November, 2018

Lynn Ruane: Examining morality through the prism of social class

It is easy to set high moral standards for yourself and others, if you do not know what it is like to go hungry, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

Sunday 21 October, 2018

Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now?

How effective has the strategy been and what is the legacy we are left with when so many people are on the drug for so long?

Sunday 14 October, 2018

'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness

The health rights of people in emergency accommodation are not a subject that comes up often enough, writes Lynn Ruane.

Sunday 7 October, 2018

Lynn Ruane on sexual assault: 'I carried a shame that wasn’t mine for years before I told anyone'

It’s been 16 years since the Savi – Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland – report, and it’s high time Ireland has another one, writes Lynn Ruane.

Sunday 12 August, 2018

'The devastating impact of social class is not an abstract concept to hundreds of thousands on this island'

Working class communities are punished for a system they had little real control over, writes Lynn Ruane.

Thursday 15 June, 2017

Lynn Ruane: 'She was pure goodness and spent her life sharing that goodness' RIP

Lynn Ruane: 'She was pure goodness and spent her life sharing that goodness'

What will never be lost is the incredible positive change that Ann-Louise left with us, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.