I recently made a submission to the Fifth Programme of the Law Reform Commission of Ireland in relation to anomalies in enforcement procedures of child maintenance submissions between parents. You can view the submission here.
I was delighted to table a successful amendment to the Mediation Bill 2017 during committee stage debate in Seanad Éireann on July 19th 2017. The policy intention of the amendment was to better safeguard the rights of victims of domestic abuse who may feel pressure
The Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016 has passed its final stages in Dáil Éireann and will now go to President Higgins for his signature. The bill includes a new and crucial adoption policy change as a result of an amendment tabled by Independent Senator Lynn Ruane.
The debate on the Controlled Drugs & Harm Reduction Bill 2017 has been adjourned in Seanad Eireann. The passage of the bill to Committee Stage will now be postponed, pending the publication of the Government's expected National Drugs Strategy.
Following the adjournment of the Controlled Drugs & Harm
Independent Senator for Trinity College Lynn Ruane has today introduced a Private Members’ Bill in Seanad Éireann entitled the Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017.
The bill provides for the decriminalisation of the possession of controlled drugs for personal use, establishes a Drug Dissuasion Service
Independent Senator Lynn Ruane is an active supporter of abortion rights and supports full bodily autonomy and integrity for all Irish women, irrespective of socio-economic status and income level. She has vocally campaigned for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment, both within the Irish students’