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# Ronan Mullen

This year
Debunked: Are a Senator’s maps showing potential Safe Access Zones around hospitals accurate?
A bill aims to outlaw anti-abortion campaigning within 100 metres of some healthcare centres.
‘Complex and profound issue’: Committee on assisted dying to hold first public session next week
The cross-party panel will meet for the first time in public on Tuesday.
Assisted Dying committee to begin public deliberations in June with report expected for March
The cross-party panel of TDs and senators will run for 9 months before producing a report with recommendations in March of next year.
All time
Poll: Should a 'national voluntary collection' be set up for survivors of mother and baby homes?
Senator Rónán Mullen said the money could be collected in addition to Church and State contributions to a redress scheme.
Pubs, masks and parties: At a glance, the main Covid-19 actions from a big government briefing
A number of significant announcements were made last night.
Senator proposes law to link salaries of RTÉ presenters to public sector pay scale
The move comes as RTÉ faces unprecedented financial difficulties.
Eighth Amendment Committee to publicly discuss allegations of bias this afternoon
Two members of the committee have accused the proceedings of being biased.
Ronan Mullen said his comment about Savita Halappanavar 'could be reworded'. Here's what he said
A defiant Mullen rejected all criticisms of his comments in a statement today.
Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance
Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.
Rónán Mullen says he doesn't believe aborted foetuses are 'debris'
The Senator says he was referring to the attitude of abortion providers.
"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia
The independent senator has spoken of his family situation ahead of a campaign for more funding for sufferers.
Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids"
Really, he actually said that.
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Rónán Mullen are having a bit of a row on Twitter
The Equality Minister’s tweet about “extremist right-wingers” got this one going…
Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No
Do you support same-sex marriage?
David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"
The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.
Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
7 perfectly rational reactions to last night's Claire Byrne Live debate
Deep breaths, everyone.
'There isn't a celebrity in the country who would dare come out and say they're voting No'
There was a heated debate on the upcoming referendum between Ronan Mullen and Simon Coveney this morning.
7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen
The independent senator talked same-sex marriage, adoption and being approached by Fine Gael in an interview with
'A load of nonsense': Leo dismisses claim that most TDs will vote No
The agriculture minister reckons Ireland is ready for same-sex marriage.
Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum
The independent senator will be voting No and guesses that most of his colleagues will join him.
Two TDs reported to gardaí after failing to disclose political donations on time
It was all cleared up a few days later…
Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014
How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…
Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?
The system is in place in the UK and could come here.
'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X
One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.
Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West
The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.
7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate
They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.
Prime Time is holding three European election debates - but not everyone's happy about it
Almost 200 complaints have already been made – before anyone’s even opened their mouth or read out any tweets.
HSE pays €3m to send psychiatric patients abroad for treatment
Senator Rónán Mullen received information that 12 children and eight adults are currently getting psychiatric treatment outside of Ireland.
Rónán Mullen dancing to Pharrell and 5 other slightly odd campaign videos
The campaign trail is proving to be an increasingly odd place to be.
'I try to say what I mean and mean what I say' - Ronan Mullen on faith, Europe and farming
Stepping out of the Seanad to run in a massive constituency, Ronan Mullen is aiming to take a seat in the European Parliament.
'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent
The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.
Villagers, Mein Kampf, and swine flu: The week in numbers
Plus: How much did Irish politicians disclose in donations for last year?
Senator Rónán Mullen to run for European seat
Speaking to this afternoon, Mullen also said that he will “probably run for the Dáil at the next election”.
Here are the 15 senators who opposed the abortion legislation
There was opposition from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and independent senators as the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill passed second stage in the upper house today.
Lisa McInerney: The loudest voices in pro-life camp discredit the civil ones
There is common ground to be found between pro-life and pro-choice people, writes Lisa McInerney, but plastic foetuses and death threats are eroding it.
Rónán Mullen: Taoiseach playing the victim over nasty abortion messages
The pro-life senator has accused Enda Kenny of using spin tactics to deflect from his “deeply unpleasant” proposal to legislate for abortion under the terms of the X Case.
No complaints to Convention over concerns about gay marriage hearings
Despite concerns raised by Senator Rónán Mullen and others, there were no formal complaints made to the Constitutional Convention about its recent hearings on same-sex marriage.
Suicide issue will be addressed in X case law as pro-life groups slam FG
The Taoiseach has confirmed that the government will address the issue of the threat of suicide in legislating for the X Case ruling as pro-life groups reacted angrily to today’s announcement.
Mullen warns of 'double-think' on X Case after Newtown massacre
Rónán Mullen says it is “appropriate” to express sympathy with the shooting victims, but that unborn children should not be thought of differently.