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Constitutional Convention Seminar - Trinity School of Law

Posted on February 13, 2015

Ivana speaking at the Constitutional Convention Seminar, Trinity School of Law

Geat turn out today in Trinity College Dublin for the Constitutional Convention Seminar I organised as part of the Trinity School of Law.

Many thanks to our guest speakers Lia Hegarty, Consultant in Legislation and Public Affairs and Prof. David Farrell professor of politics, UCD for their expert insight and input.

‪#‎ConstitutionalConvention‬‪#‎DeliberativeDemocracy‬ https://www.constitution.ie/

 

Posted in: ConstitutionJusticeNewsSocial Policy

Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 3rd-5th February 2015

Posted on February 05, 2015

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 3rd-5th February 2015

Order of Business Digest – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015020300014?opendocument

  • Aer Lingus takeover discussions
  • Accenture jobs announcement
  • 100 new Garda recruits
  • Overseas development
  • Human rights compliance
  • Release of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste/ Egypt
  • Human rights in Egypt
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015020500007?opendocument

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Date for your diary - King's Inns annual debate on Marriage Equality

Posted on February 02, 2015

KGLS event

"That this house supports marriage equality in the upcoming referendum"

The King's Inns Gay and Lesbian Straight Alliance (KGLS) and the LSDSI annual debate in the Dining Hall of the Honorable Society of King's Inns, Henrietta Street.

Date: Thurday 19th February

Chair: Ms. Audrey Carville (RTE)

For the Motion: Senator Ivana Bacik and Senator Davod Norris.

Against the motion: Dr. John Murray, Iona Institute and Mr. Patrick Treacy SC.

 

 

Posted in: ConstitutionEqualityHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSocial Policy

Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 20th – 27th January 2015 Digest

Posted on January 27, 2015

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 20th – 27th January 2015

Order of Business Digest – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012000014?opendocument

  • Happy New Year
  • Charlie Hebdo tragedy
  • Democracy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Blasphemy
  • Defamation Act
  • Extensive legislative programming
  • 41 Bills on the A list
  • Climate Action
  • Low Carbon Development Bill
  • Gender Recognition Bill
  • Employment Equality (Amendment) No. 2 Bill (Section 37.1)
  • LGBT rights
  • Marriage Equality Refeferndum
  • Opinion Polls
  • Complacency
  • Child and Family Relationships Bill

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012100006?opendocument

  • 70th Anniversary - Auschwitz Liberation
  • Second World War
  • Aer Lingus
  • Potential job losses 3,500
  • Syriza victory
  • EU
  • Recession
  • Debate on EU policy / financial and monetary policy

 

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012800009?opendocument

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial PolicyThe EnvironmentWomen's Rights

Direct Provision System revisited

Posted on January 26, 2015

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Last week in the Seanad I welcomed the fact that we were debating the issue of Direct Provision again. Here is the transcript from my contribution to the debate when Minister O'Riordan returned to the chamber to discuss further issues.

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Posted in: ChildrenEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Happy New Year!

Posted on January 05, 2015

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Wishing you all a very Happy New Year for 2015!

Many thanks to all who supported and contributed to the different projects throughout 2014.

Best wishes to you and yours for the year ahead, and I look forward to more collaborations! 

Senator Ivana Bacik
Dublin University Panel
Seanad Eireann
Leinster House
Dublin 2
Tel: (+353 1) 618 3136
www.ivanabacik.com

 

 

Posted in: News

Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16th-17th December 2014

Posted on December 18, 2014

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16th-17th December 2014

This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121600004?opendocument

  • Sympathy for the victims in the Sydney siege tragedy
  • Referendum 2015 – Marriage Equality, Voting age, Blasphemy
  • Low Pay Commission
  • Deputy Gerald Nash, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700003?opendocument

  • Pakistan massacre/ Taliban
  • Children’s Rights – Childline funding
  • Banking Inquiry
  • ECB
  • Northern Ireland talks
  • Collective Bargaining

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Watch Senator Bacik's contribution - Electoral Commission: Motion

Posted on December 17, 2014

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Electoral Commission: Motion (17/12/14)

Here is the Youtube video of my contributions at the Electoral Commission Motion debate in the Seanad. Well done to Senator Fiach MacConghail and Senator Jillian Van Turnhout for initiating the debate and putting forward the motion. http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700028?opendocument

 

 

Posted in: ConstitutionEqualityEurope/InternationalNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Call for debate on collective bargaining - Order of Business, 17/12/14

Posted on December 17, 2014

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Yesterday in the Order of Business Seanad Éireann (17/12/14)
I called for a debate on collective bargaining. 


http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700003?opendocument

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Posted in: EconomyEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Repeal the Eighth Amendment Commission - Order of business 9th December

Posted on December 09, 2014

first meeting of the Labour Women Commission on Repeal of the Eighth Amendment 10 dec 14

This week in the Order of Business I welcomed the announcement of the Labour Women's newly formed Repeal the Eighth Amendment Commission.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014120900005?opendocument

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