We should decriminalise possession of drugs for personal use, writes independent senator Lynn Ruane.
Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.
Being negative about my body is exhausting, so it’s time to stop, writes Lynn Ruane.
There is common ground among different movement groups in Ireland, writes Lynn Ruane.
We cannot have a National Drug Strategy that prefers the drug court to a health-focused approach.
Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.
The Community Participation Bill 2019 has made me think about what real access looks like, writes Lynn Ruane.
Communal meals, a chance to work and help to make a home – the scheme gives clients control of their lives.
We need a vibrant and active civil society. Otherwise politicians and big business will call all the shots, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.
Mothers with very little income, who manage to ensure their babies are warm, fed and in school on time – often alone or in tough or even violent situations, writes Lynn Ruane.
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.
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