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#lynn ruane

# lynn-ruane - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad
# Seanad Election
# Seanad Election

Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:05 PM 19,386 Views 55 Comments

Counting continues to fill seats on the Industrial and Commercial panels.

# lynn-ruane - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy

Nov 9th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,393 Views 39 Comments

We should decriminalise possession of drugs for personal use, writes independent senator Lynn Ruane.

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change

Oct 20th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,132 Views 29 Comments

There is common ground among different movement groups in Ireland, writes Lynn Ruane.

# lynn-ruane - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Minister Shane Ross asked for "advance all-clear" on expenses paid to him in €37,000 annual allowance

Oct 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 47,517 Views 55 Comments

Minister Sean Canney was also asked to provide more information on €3,258 in “policy formulation” expenses that were spent in a string of restaurants around the country.

# lynn-ruane - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Six TDs and senators forced to refund €10,000 in expenses
# Expenses Claims
# Expenses Claims

Six TDs and senators forced to refund €10,000 in expenses

Oct 10th 2019, 2:34 PM 67,984 Views 112 Comments

Fine Gael’s Maria Bailey and Alan Farrell were among those found to have made invalid expenses claims.

# lynn-ruane - Monday 7 October, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'We can't keep failing young people with inadequate sex education'
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: 'We can't keep failing young people with inadequate sex education'

Oct 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,711 Views 53 Comments

We are hopefully moving towards a country with a more positive attitude to sex and relationships.

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Lynn Ruane: We should all support choice in education
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: We should all support choice in education

Sep 22nd 2019, 8:30 PM 16,245 Views 63 Comments

Parents need to have a choice over where they send their children to school, writes Lynn Ruane.

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,093 Views 11 Comments

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'

Aug 25th 2019, 8:30 PM 50,019 Views 37 Comments

Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

# lynn-ruane - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'Help for suicide prevention can be hard to identify - and even harder to access'
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: 'Help for suicide prevention can be hard to identify - and even harder to access'

Aug 3rd 2019, 7:30 PM 16,237 Views 27 Comments

The independent senator writes about the barriers in suicide prevention when it comes to helping people with their mental health.

# lynn-ruane - Sunday 21 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 23,421 Views 52 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jul 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 35,462 Views 24 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:30 PM 41,861 Views 31 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

May 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 11,579 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Apr 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 27,202 Views 51 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Feb 24th 2019, 8:30 PM 38,545 Views 30 Comments

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
# Finglas
# Finglas

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

Updated Jan 25th 2019, 6:15 PM 192,481 Views 70 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Dec 9th 2018, 8:00 PM 19,605 Views 50 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lynn Ruane: Examining morality through the prism of social class

Nov 4th 2018, 8:30 PM 40,356 Views 84 Comments

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?
# Opioid Treatment
# Opioid Treatment

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

Oct 21st 2018, 8:30 PM 19,633 Views 26 Comments

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
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

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

Oct 14th 2018, 8:30 PM 22,442 Views 13 Comments

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'
# New Savi Report
# New Savi Report

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

Oct 7th 2018, 8:00 PM 32,802 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 12th 2018, 7:30 PM 59,241 Views 199 Comments

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

# lynn-ruane - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 27th 2018, 6:17 PM 7,537 Views 1 Comment

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
# Drug Possession
# Drug Possession

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

Jun 25th 2018, 3:00 PM 12,945 Views 13 Comments

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
# Referendum

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

Apr 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,174 Views 165 Comments

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
# Vote At 16
# Vote At 16

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

Mar 22nd 2018, 9:26 AM 24,296 Views 137 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Dec 14th 2017, 7:15 PM 10,223 Views 151 Comments

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?
# Ballot Box
# Ballot Box

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

Nov 25th 2017, 4:23 PM 15,350 Views 118 Comments

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'
# Framed And All
# Framed And All

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

Oct 24th 2017, 9:12 PM 48,009 Views 190 Comments

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
# Adoption Bill
# Adoption Bill

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

Jul 14th 2017, 1:10 PM 31,030 Views 21 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

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

Jul 4th 2017, 6:00 PM 11,878 Views 27 Comments

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

# lynn-ruane - Monday 5 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 5th 2017, 2:00 PM 8,897 Views 2 Comments

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
# Talkin' 'bout My Generation
# Talkin' 'bout My Generation

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

Mar 29th 2017, 12:35 PM 11,342 Views 49 Comments

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
# Return To Education
# Return To Education

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

Mar 24th 2017, 11:23 AM 14,536 Views 10 Comments

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
# Senator's Life
# Senator's Life

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

Dec 5th 2016, 6:10 AM 10,167 Views 24 Comments

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'
# Seanad Newcomer
# Seanad Newcomer

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

Apr 29th 2016, 7:39 PM 26,798 Views 64 Comments

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