I support the call made last week by Senator Hildegarde Naughton who called for an inquiry into the recent worrying revelations of the deaths of some 800 infants between 1925 and 1961 in a mother and baby home in Tuam in County Galway. I know considerable momentum has gathered around this as local historians have uncovered appalling information about these deaths and the way in which they went unreported and were hidden. We need to know more about what has happened there.
I would like to wish all our Labour candidates in the local and European elections on Friday the very best of luck - after a long and intense campaign, let's get the Labour vote out tomorrow! #VoteLabour
Earlier today, Monday 19th May at 11.00 am in Buswells Hotel, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Senator Ivana Bacik hosted a ‘Women for Emer Costello’ press conference.
The prominent women who attended the event included women from academia, the arts, civil society, music, theatre and politics. A full attendance list is below. Minister Joan Burton TD, Party Chairperson Loraine Mulligan and Emer Costello MEP all spoke at the event, which was chaired by Senator Bacik.
Senator Ivana Bacik today welcomed the announcement that the Government has approved the introduction of legislation to support the right of workers to participate in collective bargaining with their employers.
Speaking in the Seanad today, Senator Bacik said:
“I very much welcome this announcement, which will ensure the fulfilment of an important commitment in the Programme for Government. The promised legislation will provide greater clarity for employees, employers and unions as to the framework for collective bargaining, and will also protect workers against victimisation for seeking to exercise collective bargaining rights.
Senator Ivana Bacik will tomorrow Wed 9th April be leading for the Labour Senators group at Committee stage of the Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013. This Bill was proposed by the Labour Senators group in March 2013 and passed through Second Stage on 13th March 2013 with Government support.