Articles tagged with: Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

NEW PUBLICATION CHARTS COUNTY MONAGHAN’S EQUALITY JOURNEY

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19 Jun 2015 Comments Off on NEW PUBLICATION CHARTS COUNTY MONAGHAN’S EQUALITY JOURNEY

PETER HUGHES Government Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has launched a new publication charting the progress of equality issues in Co Monaghan over the past sixty years with encouragement to both the people of the county and country to continue the conversation about equal rights and to address outstanding issues of discrimination and isolation. The Labour Party Deputy and Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, New Communities and Culture and Drugs Strategy was in Monaghan Co Museum on Thursday morning to lend his imprimatur to the publication of “Equality – Our ...

CARELESS TALK

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3 May 2013 Comments Off on CARELESS TALK

Many of our readers will have been understandably angered and offended by disparaging comments about the people of Monaghan made by a Dublin Labour TD, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, and reported in a Sunday newspaper. For different reasons, both their context and content are troubling. It could be offered in mitigation that Deputy Ó Ríordáin, a relatively inexperienced public representative, spoke as he did without malice aforethought, making his remarks not in a public forum but in what he believed was a private conversation with a constituent. All ...

INSULT CAUSED BY LABOUR TD’S REMARKS ABOUT MONAGHAN PEOPLE

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3 May 2013 One Comment
INSULT CAUSED BY LABOUR TD’S REMARKS ABOUT MONAGHAN PEOPLE

Disparaging remarks about Monaghan people’s attitudes to the gay community and the issue of abortion, made off the record by a Dublin Labour TD but secretly taped and published in a national newspaper at the weekend, have generated an angry reaction throughout the county this week. A large number of people contacted Northern Sound radio on Monday to vent their displeasure after the Sunday Independent published edited transcripts of a conversation between Dublin North-Central Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and a constituent which was recorded without the Deputy’s knowledge. ...