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#Ronan Mullen

# ronan-mullen - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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 - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

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.

# ronan-mullen - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

# ronan-mullen - Monday 3 October, 2016

Rónán Mullen says he doesn't believe aborted foetuses are 'debris'

The Senator says he was referring to the attitude of abortion providers.

# ronan-mullen - Thursday 30 June, 2016

"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia

"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.

# ronan-mullen - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids" Bottom Line This post contains videos

# ronan-mullen - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

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…

# ronan-mullen - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# ronan-mullen - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

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.

# ronan-mullen - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote State Of The Nation This post contains videos

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…

From The Daily Edge 7 perfectly rational reactions to last night's Claire Byrne Live debate Deep Breaths

# ronan-mullen - Monday 27 April, 2015

'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.

# ronan-mullen - Thursday 26 March, 2015

7 things we learned from our VERY revealing interview with Ronan Mullen The High Table Interview This post contains videos

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 - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum Big Call This post contains videos

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.

# ronan-mullen - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Two TDs reported to gardaí after failing to disclose political donations on time

It was all cleared up a few days later…

# ronan-mullen - Saturday 20 December, 2014

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…

# ronan-mullen - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Would a 'track my crime' system help victims trust garda investigations?

The system is in place in the UK and could come here.

# ronan-mullen - Sunday 20 July, 2014

'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.

# ronan-mullen - Monday 26 May, 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# ronan-mullen - Monday 19 May, 2014

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.

# ronan-mullen - Sunday 18 May, 2014

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.

# ronan-mullen - Thursday 15 May, 2014

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.

# ronan-mullen - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

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.

# ronan-mullen - Sunday 6 April, 2014

'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.

# ronan-mullen - Sunday 23 March, 2014

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent Election 2014 This post contains videos

'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.

# ronan-mullen - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Villagers, Mein Kampf, and swine flu: The week in numbers

Plus: How much did Irish politicians disclose in donations for last year?

# ronan-mullen - Saturday 5 October, 2013

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”.

# ronan-mullen - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

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.

# ronan-mullen - Monday 17 June, 2013

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.

# ronan-mullen - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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.

# ronan-mullen - Sunday 28 April, 2013

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.

# ronan-mullen - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

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.

# ronan-mullen - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Savita's husband will not speak to expert heading HSE inquiry

The solicitor for Praveen Halappanavar has reiterated that his client will not cooperate with the inquiry into his wife’s controversial death and said there must be a public inquiry.

# ronan-mullen - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Savita death 'not caused by Ireland's ban on abortion' - Youth Defence

The pro life group and senator Ronan Mullen have both criticised people for using the death of Savita Praveen Halappanavar to call for legislation on the X case.

# ronan-mullen - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Mullen tells RTÉ critics to 'stop calling for heads' in Reynolds dispute

The independent NUI senator says calling on Tom Savage and Noel Curran to step down shows a “PR approach to politics”.

# ronan-mullen - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Smirking, measles and morons: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Smirking, measles and morons: The week in quotes

“As far as I’m concerned, he’s a moron.”

# ronan-mullen - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Rónán Mullen: I am wondering if it is defamatory to suggest I was 'smirking'

Rónán Mullen has again defended himself and denied accusations that he was unpleasant to women who came to Leinster House last week to share their painful experiences of abortion outside of Ireland.

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