Labour must ‘address the real issues in people’s lives’
Mon, 02 Mar, 2020
Protests are already being planned ahead of Donald Trump's visit to Ireland next month.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
Ulster and Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson’s plans to sue Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has spurred a public backlash, with hundreds of people tweeting under the hashtag #suemepaddy.
Sat, 31 Mar, 2018
There has been a “dramatic rise” in the number of families traumatised by the loss of a loved one from drug use, a support group has said.
Tue, 02 Feb, 2016
Tue, 29 Dec, 2015
Wed, 16 Dec, 2015
Young women cannot be what they cannot see, and they do not see positive role models in Irish society, a conference for young women heard yesterday.
Sat, 05 Dec, 2015
Thu, 05 Nov, 2015
The ban on gay men giving blood should be lifted, Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said.
Mon, 28 Sep, 2015
Phil Hogan’s handling of Irish Water has been strongly criticised by a Labour minister who attacked the former Fine Gael minister for “threatening people” over the charges.
Tue, 25 Aug, 2015
Dubbed the Minister for Hugs and Drugs, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin’s radical ideas regarding heroin and cocaine will not get a warm embrace from everyone.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
Dating app Tinder may be a strange place to find the face of Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, but one user decided he’d have a better chance of scoring with the opposite sex if he used a picture of the Labour TD.
Sat, 11 Jul, 2015
Ireland’s drugs problem is terrifying, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the junior minister with responsibility for the drugs strategy, has admitted.
Fri, 10 Jul, 2015
A TD claims her children have been subjected to “vile” online abuse after she criticised people who refused to pay water charges but spent money on “beer and smokes” instead.
Wed, 08 Jul, 2015
Senior gardai have privately told drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin they face an “impossible situation” battling open drug use on the streets and that current approaches “aren’t working”.
Fri, 22 May, 2015
Civil partnership does not go far enough in fully recognising the love of gay and lesbian people, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said.
Mon, 11 May, 2015
A prominent Government TD has said his Transport Minister colleague Paschal Donohoe was wrong to rule out exchequer support for debt-ridden Cork Airport.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
Same-sex couples could benefit after Labour vowed to introduce two weeks’ paid paternity leave for fathers this year.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
Religious-run schools and hospitals will be stripped of the ability to sack staff for being gay, divorced, or unmarried parents by Easter, Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015
Fathers could be in line for two weeks paid paternity leave, Equality Minister Aodhan O’Riordain has stated.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015
I was surprised that junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, who is leading the Government campaign on gay marriage, doesn’t seem to be familiar with the rules governing referendums.
Wed, 07 Jan, 2015
The treatment of asylum seekers in Direct Provision centres will be compared to the Magdalene laundries in years to come, Equalities Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said.
Tue, 30 Dec, 2014
Anti-Roma protesters in Waterford have been branded "effectively a lynch mob" by a minister.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
A minister has relived the "torment" of being continually bullied at school in a bid to raise awareness of the problem.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
The Direct Provision system for asylum-seekers has been branded "inhumane" by the Equalities Minister as major changes were promised
Sat, 06 Sep, 2014
A Government initiative to have women make up at least 40% of State boards may finally be acted on, writes Political Editor Mary Regan
Mon, 28 Jul, 2014
An 83-year-old army veteran celebrated his wedding day in his old uniform to make his new bride’s wishes come true.
Sun, 04 May, 2014
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn’s proposal to allow schools with excess demand to reserve a quarter of places for children of past pupils has been strongly opposed by the Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan.
Thu, 12 Dec, 2013
Efforts are being made to secure a transatlantic carrier to operate a route from Cork, but there are significant barriers, according to the chairman of the Dublin Airport Authority, Pádraig Ó Ríordáin.
Fri, 14 Jun, 2013
A Labour TD has criticised some Irish soccer fans for drinking to excess and writing bawdy slogans on the Tricolour during the European Championship in Poland.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012
A brilliant second-half fightback ensured victory for Minane Bridge in a closely contested DH4 final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday.
Wed, 30 May, 2012
The cutbacks are starting to affect TDs and senators, writes Political Editor,
Wed, 18 Jan, 2012
RYANAIR chief executive Michael O’Leary has criticised the Department of Transport’s choices for new executives at Dublin Airport Authority and Tourism Ireland.
Thu, 22 Dec, 2011
The Labour Party has said any cut in Child Benefit in next month's Budget will be a "difficult pill to swallow".
Sun, 20 Nov, 2011
PRAYERS should no longer be said when Dáil and Seanad business begins each day, two Labour politicians have said.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2011
A controversial scheme to fill in 50 acres of Dublin Bay for a port expansion was rejected by planners today over environmental concerns.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2010
Celtic manager Gordon Strachan promoted Derek Riordan to his starting line-up for the Tennent’s Scottish Cup semi-final against St Johnstone.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2007
Celtic striker Derek Riordan admits a shortage of first-team action may lead him to seek a loan move in January.
Wed, 04 Oct, 2006