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#lynn ruane

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Child maintenance reform would be good for children - and good for the country

Many one-parent families are living at risk of poverty and an overhaul of our child supports legislation is vital to protecting their future.

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors

The Community Participation Bill 2019 has made me think about what real access looks like, writes Lynn Ruane.

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own

Communal meals, a chance to work and help to make a home – the scheme gives clients control of their lives.

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Lynn Ruane: I'm tabling a bill to support the voices of community and advocacy groups

We need a vibrant and active civil society. Otherwise politicians and big business will call all the shots, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'Now is not the time to stop listening to David Attenborough'

We don’t have time for small measures when it comes to climate change, writes Lynn Ruane.

# 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.

# lynn-ruane - Friday 25 January, 2019

'The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough without this': People asked to report photos of fatal M50 crash

The woman in her 30s who was killed in the incident has been named as Jackie Griffin.

# lynn-ruane - 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.

# lynn-ruane - 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.

# 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?

# lynn-ruane - 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.

# 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.

# 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.

# lynn-ruane - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge 7 reasons why Senator Lynn Ruane is the most relatable Women Crush Wednesday Irish WCW

7 reasons why Senator Lynn Ruane is the most relatable Women Crush Wednesday

Could we have a cooler Senator?

# lynn-ruane - Monday 25 June, 2018

'It’s a no-brainer, let's decriminalise' - Fr Peter McVerry on Ireland's drug laws

In 2017 there were 12,211 recorded offences for possession of drugs for personal use in Ireland.

# lynn-ruane - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment' Referendum This post contains videos

Harris takes his message to Moore Street: 'Men need to talk to the women in their lives about the Eighth Amendment'

Health Minister Simon Harris stopped by Moore Street today to launch the ‘It’s Time to Talk’ referendum campaign.

# lynn-ruane - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'Young people should stay away from politics': Senator criticised for comments as voting age bill blocked

Sinn Féin Senator Fintan Warfield reintroduced the bill to the committee stage of the Seanad yesterday.

# lynn-ruane - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals

Cases of rape would follow the same rules as the proposed 12 week limit.

# lynn-ruane - Saturday 25 November, 2017

How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment?

For one, a summer referendum would be out the window.

# lynn-ruane - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication'

Senator Lynn Ruane said she’d never seen that level of detail in a package sent to her office before.

# lynn-ruane - Friday 14 July, 2017

Children can now be adopted by their foster carers after 18 months

The Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 has passed its final stages in Dáil Éireann.

# lynn-ruane - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN

A report launched today criticises the State’s treatment of victims, which it says has caused further trauma.

# lynn-ruane - Monday 5 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge This powerful new mural by artist Joe Caslin just went up in Trinity's Front Square The Volunteers

This powerful new mural by artist Joe Caslin just went up in Trinity's Front Square

Caslin is famed for The Claddagh Embrace, which became a symbol of the marriage equality referendum.

# lynn-ruane - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Fianna Fáil accused of u-turn ahead of debate on lowering voting age to 16

Proposed legislation would reduce the voting age for local and European Parliament elections.

# lynn-ruane - Friday 24 March, 2017

'An access programme shouldn't put up barriers': DIT u-turn on garda vetting for mature students

DIT’s garda vetting requirement for the mature student access programme was described as discriminatory.

# lynn-ruane - Monday 5 December, 2016

'My thinking on social issues is really beginning to evolve': Lynn Ruane on her first full term in the Seanad

Independent Lynn Ruane has been an active campaigner on social issues since her election to the Seanad.

# lynn-ruane - Friday 29 April, 2016

Lynn Ruane: 'I never had a desire to move into politics'

Ruane says she hopes to champion the causes that are close to her heart.