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Episode 31 w/ Senator Lynn Ruane

Talking Bollox Podcast

In this episode Lynn talks to us about life growing up, about taking drugs from as early as 11 years old, robbing cars, and getting pregnant at 15 with her first of 2 daughters.She tells us about her journey through a mad childhood and teenage years to becoming a senator. She proves that anybody can do whatever they want once they put their mind to it!

2hr 3mins

15 Jul 2021

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SCHOOL'S OUT: Senator Lynn Ruane, Prof. John Halloran + Billy Mag Fhloinn

Ireland's Edge

The Covid-19 pandemic led to months of school and university closures that forced young people, and their parents and teachers, to adapt to different ways of learning. Despite enormous effort, patience, and creativity, cracks have shown.More than a century on from Pádraig Pearse's famous call for a more progressive and holistic approach to education, rigid exams and entrenched inequalities still too often persist.To discuss radical change at Ireland’s Edge we were joined by Acting President of University College Cork John O’Halloran, Dublin University Senator Lynne Ruane, and folklore lecturer Billy Mag Fhloinn. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


4 May 2021

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Senator Lynn Ruane

Asking For a Parent

In this episode we welcome Senator Lynn Ruane to the podcast. In this episode Lynn discusses growing up in Tallaght and her childhood experiences of taking drugs and getting into trouble in her early teens. She discusses how she became pregnant at 15 years old and how becoming a mother in her teens impacted her life. She describes you she became involved in the addiction services and how this was a turning point in her life. Lynn discusses the important role her parents had in her life and trajectory. Later becoming the student union president and ending up in the Senate.  Lynn is keen to identify the important role others played in her success and the vital support she received.  Lynn talks about her question about encouraging her two girls to be independent thinkers, and the challenge that poses as a parent. She also discusses the concept of stepping back as a parent and creating an identity as a person again. Keywords: Single Parenting. Addiction. Moderation. Resilience. Managing child independence email : askingforaparent@gmail.com twitter : @Asking4aParent instagram : asking_for_a_parent

1hr 1min

31 Mar 2021

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Lynn Ruane

The Keith Walsh Podcast

This is Episode 25! Lordy! Because it's episode 25 we thought we'd better make it a good one, and it just worked out that way! It was a delight to chat to Lynn about growing up, therapy, getting into politics and lots more beside. Lynn was possible the second person I asked to be a guest on the podcast and said yes straight away which gave me great joy and a a bit more confidence to forge ahead with the idea of doing my own thing. Enjoy! Remember to rate, subscribe, tell your friends etc etc etc My email address is keithwalsh.walsh@gmail.com or keithwalshpod@gmail.com Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-keith-walsh-podcast.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 16mins

13 Nov 2020

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3: Senator Lynn Ruane & Alison O’Connor

Women For Election - In Conversation With…

Senator Lynn Ruane chats to journalist, Alison O'Connor, about her work as a Senator, class oppression, privilege, resilience and the need to address structural inequality.


29 Oct 2020

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Podcast #12: Senator Lynn Ruane chats to us about drugs, class and spent convictions.

The Two Norries Podcast

Big thanks to Lynn for meeting with us in Cork.Thanks to Unity Media Network for helping us to get on our feet in Season 1, if you want to find out more information about them follow this link: https://www.unitymedianetwork.com/.Big thanks also to Danny Long Painter/Decorator for sponsoring us.And as always, big appreciation to Quickminutes.com, our long term partner.If you'd like to join the club, become a patron and donate a few euro's here : https://www.patreon.com/thetwonorries...

1hr 1min

5 Oct 2020

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Senator Lynn Ruane

The Blindboy Podcast

I chat with Lynn Ruane who is an independent Irish senator and author of "People like me". As a Senator she has been a powerful voice in advocating for harm reduction and health based drugs legislation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 47mins

8 Jul 2020

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Ep 415 Big Night In with Lynn Ruane

The Women's Podcast

Activist, writer, addiction specialist and senator Lynn Ruane was the brilliant guest for our seventh Big Night In hosted by Róisín Ingle. An audience of over 150 joined us on Zoom to watch this force of nature speak about some of the lighter moments from inside the Seanad, her learnings from lockdown and why The Real Housewives of New York has become her new obsession.


6 Jul 2020

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WTS 206: Lynn Ruane

What's the Story? Podcast

Joining us during lockdown is independent Senator Lynn Ruane. She was first elected to Seanad Éireann in 2016 and was returned for a second term in 2020. In 2018 Lynn released her autobiography 'People like me'.  This episode of WTSpod is dedicated to memory of Ray Clarke. 

1hr 3mins

13 Jun 2020

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Senator Lynn Ruane: Inequality, poverty and decrim

Des Bishop Podcast

On this week's episode I chat to Senator Lynn Ruane about issues around poverty, inequality, and homelessness. I have read Lynn's book about her life and was quite inspired by the hurdles she has overcome to achieve what she had both in education and politics. We discuss teenage pregnancy and the supports necessary to stop that being a barrier to success. We also have a great chat about deciminalisation of drugs of how that can help to stop the poverty cycle.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 10mins

14 Feb 2020