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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Aodhán O'Riordáin

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# Leaving Certificate
Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.
# Regina Doherty
School meals for children to be provided over the summer, government confirms
There had been calls for the school meals programme to be extended over the summer.
# Leaving Cert
'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students
Education Minister Joe McHugh defended the decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate.
# abysmal
'Destined to fail': Opposition parties say government's new drug possession plan falls short
The government today unveiled its new drug plan.
# my social media life
Aodhan Ó Riordáin's life online: 'I accidentally tweeted one word - #horny'
Well-known Irish names tell us about their life on the internet.
# hiya donald
Taoiseach Goes Stateside: 'If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn't go cap in hand'
The Taoiseach is off to the US today and there’s some speculation there’s work going on behind the scenes to arrange a meet-up with Donald Trump.
# Badgegate
RTÉ says it asked senator to remove Repeal the Eighth badge to stop "unchallenged campaigning"
After the break in the show, Ó Ríordáin could be seen without the badge.
# when the dust settles
'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats
High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.
# Still got it
John Giles buried a penalty on a minister today
You never lose it.
# blast from the past
'Fianna Fáil act as though they were formed in 2011'
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is not impressed with the Soldiers of Destiny.
# medically-supervised
Dublin will be getting its first drug injection centre within 18 months
There were 86 poisoning deaths in 2013 where heroin was involved.
Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea
Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.
# best practice
Here's what the drugs minister means by 'Supervised Injection Centres'
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has been speaking about his forthcoming drugs strategy this morning.
# portuguese model
Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech
The minister cited Portugal’s approach to drugs as a possible model for Ireland.
# aodhánt single
Sorry ladies, this minister is NOT looking for daytime fun on Tinder
Sure would you look who it is?
# Asylum Seekers
Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland
A new report has called for the Direct Provision system to be overhauled.
# deadly mixtures
The new Minister for Drugs is planning a crackdown on 'benzos'
There’s been an increase in ‘polydrug’ use – taking more than one drug, including prescription pills – in recent years.
# your questions
Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'
The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.
# Ireland 2016
A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary
What do you make of the government’s plans?
# direct provision
Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign
Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.
# The Dress
Government minister says dress is white and gold, is clearly wrong
Poor lamb.
# Discrimination
South Dublin County Council votes to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority
Francis Timmons proposed the motion, describing it as “one of Ireland’s biggest human rights issues”.
# Compliance
We'll be aiming to collect "over 90%" of Irish Water charges - John Tierney
TDs on The Week in Politics also debate the Government’s security.
# Vandalism
This is the front door of a junior minister's constituency office this morning
Aodhán Ó Riordáin has tweeted a picture of a brown substance smeared across his constituency office door this morning.
# No offence
It's official: We'll have a referendum to remove blasphemy from the Constitution
The last known conviction for blasphemy was in 1855.
# direct provision
Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin
The Minister of State talked about the working group that’s tasked with suggesting how to reform the current system.
# Abortion
This Labour minister wants an abortion referendum... but says it can't happen now
The call comes after it emerged that a woman was refused an abortion under the new Act.
# Labour's choice
Another Labour TD wants to be the party's deputy leader - but doesn't want to be a minister
Ciara Conway has declared her candidacy for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.
# Banking Inquiry
Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry
Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.
# Aodhán O'Riordáin
Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal
Brian Conlan tendered his resignation today and has said that he thinks his replacement should come from outside the CRC.
# Education
"We're not just supplying teachers to the national market" - Education Minister
Ruairi Quinn says that teachers can use JobBridge internships to pass probation periods.
# Priory Hall
Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank accused of having no solutions on Priory Hall
CEOs Richie Boucher and Jim Brown came under pressure from TDs today to explain what they were doing to help former residents of the abandoned Donaghmede apartment complex.
# Poverty
Poverty is the 'greatest crime in Irish society'
Speaking at the MacGill Summer School, Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin accused the government of neglecting poorer children in the country.
# tax exiles
Labour TDs hit out at 'stomach churning' approach to 'tax traitors'
A number of TDs from the junior coalition partner have hit out at a proposal for tax exiles to give money to charity in return for two extra months residency in the Irish state.
# Prom Night
Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal
It was dramatic, chaotic, uncertain and very confusing as Ireland struck a deal to tear up the promissory notes and repay Anglo’s debts over a longer period. Here’s how it unfolded…
# darren scully
Darren Scully: 'Some people won't be happy until I am deported'
The former Mayor of Naas has reacted strongly to the decision by Fine Gael to remove the party whip following his controversial remarks about African immigrants.
# Tweeting TDs
Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter
Research has shown that 139 of the 166 members of the Dáil operate a Twitter account.
# Child poverty
Up to 40,000 more children living in poverty since last year – Barnardos
The children’s charity estimates that there could be nearly 130,000 children living in consistent poverty in Ireland.
# ProtestOnTheProm
Clontarf residents protest over flood wall plans
Thousands of people joined in a public protest today against Dublin City Council plans to build an 8-foot-high wall along the 3km Clontarf Promenade next year.
# Your Say
Ur say: Would a tax on texts make you :) r :( ?
Michael Noonan has ruled out the prospect of playing a new levy on text messaging. Do you think such a tax would work?