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From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change Column

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Six TDs and senators forced to refund €10,000 in expenses Expenses Claims

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'We can't keep failing young people with inadequate sex education' Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: We should all support choice in education Column

Lynn Ruane: We should all support choice in education

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

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects' Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'Help for suicide prevention can be hard to identify - and even harder to access' Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Child maintenance reform would be good for children - and good for the country Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: I'm tabling a bill to support the voices of community and advocacy groups Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'Now is not the time to stop listening to David Attenborough' Column

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.

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

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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: We must pioritise people's lives over pharmaceutical companies' profits Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Examining morality through the prism of social class Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now? Opioid Treatment

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?

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane on sexual assault: 'I carried a shame that wasn’t mine for years before I told anyone' New Savi Report

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The devastating impact of social class is not an abstract concept to hundreds of thousands on this island' Opinion

'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.

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

Could we have a cooler Senator?

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s a no-brainer, let's decriminalise' - Fr Peter McVerry on Ireland's drug laws Drug Possession

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people should stay away from politics': Senator criticised for comments as voting age bill blocked Vote At 16

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Legal abortion in cases of rape would be a 'GP-led service' under draft proposals Referendum

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.

From TheJournal.ie How much would a general election delay a referendum on the Eighth Amendment? Ballot Box

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Members of Eighth Amendment Committee receive letter warning of 'excommunication' Framed And All

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.

From TheJournal.ie Children can now be adopted by their foster carers after 18 months Adoption Bill

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN Abuse

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil accused of u-turn ahead of debate on lowering voting age to 16 Talkin' 'bout My Generation

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'An access programme shouldn't put up barriers': DIT u-turn on garda vetting for mature students Return To Education

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'My thinking on social issues is really beginning to evolve': Lynn Ruane on her first full term in the Seanad Senator's Life

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'I never had a desire to move into politics' Seanad Newcomer

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.