For International Women's Day, TCD Law Society organised a panel discussion with some of Ireland's most accomplished women; comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds who have broken barriers and consistently advocated for the status of women. The panel included: Lian Bell, Louise O'Neill, Una Mullally, Prof. Ivana Bacik, Dr. Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, DPP Clare Loftus, Catherine Murphy TD. The panel was chaired by Aine Lawlor.
Election to Seanad Éireann - nomination of candidates, Trinity College Dublin
The nomination process in the constituency of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin for the forthcoming election to Seanad Éireann closed at 1 pm today (March 3, 2016). The Deputy Returning Officer, Leona Coady has declared the following 15 candidates as standing for election within the Dublin University constituency as follows:
1. BACIK, Ivana Catherine
2. BARRETT, Sean Declan Conrad
Associate Professor (Economics); Public Representative (Senator)
Youtube: Sen. Ivana Bacik running for Seanad Election 2016
Earlier today I joined fellow Dublin University/Trinity College Dublin Panel #SeanadElection candidates in Trinity Academic Registry. There are a total of 15 candidates running and it's going to be a tough one! I hope you'll consider giving me your No.1 Vote!
Here is a short video clip. Feel free to watch and share. All support welcome!
‘I am delighted to support the candidacy of Ivana Bacik for the Seanad elections 2016. I believe that Ivana has made a real contribution to Irish politics during her time in the Seanad, and I know that she will continue to contribute, and to act effectively in representing her constituents, if re-elected to the Seanad this time.’
Emma Stokes (Dr. Emma Stokes (B.Sc. (Physio), M.Sc. 1990), Junior Dean and Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Discipline of Physiotherapy, TCD ).
Seanad Elections 2016 - Ivana Bacik hands in her nomination papers
Today I submitted my nomination papers and am now a candidate for the Seanad elections 2016 on the Dublin University/Trinity College panel. I would really value and appreciate your support in this election.
'Women of 1916 - In celebration of the Women of Their Time'
Friday 11th March, 12:30-2pm, Neill Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.
To mark this year's International Women's Day I'm hosting an event in Trinity College Dublin in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Neill Theatre as part of Trinity Equality's International Women's Week. To celebrate the 'Women if 1916' we have fascinating insights from guest speakers historian Dr. Mary McAuliffe, author Lucy McDiarmid and Principal curator of the Long Room exhibition and Manuscripts Department, TCD who will bring to life women of their time! All welcome!
ONLY LABOUR WILL TACKLE THE GENDER PAY GAP - BURTON
Tánaiste Joan Burton today outlined Labour’s plans to stand up for women in the workplace, at home and in the community. Launching Labour’s plan for equality today, Joan Burton said, if re-elected to Government, Labour will tackle gender pay issues by ensuring large companies and public sector employers make public the details their own internal pay gaps in order to stimulate stronger action towards pay equality. The provisions in the ‘Standing Up For Equality’ plan include:
Only Labour will deliver a referendum to repeal the 8th
The Labour Party today launched its plan to hold a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment. Minister for Communications, Alex White, Minister for Equality, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, and Senator Ivana Bacik outlined how the party would deliver a referendum, and campaign strongly to repeal the 8th amendment, if returned to Government. Speaking at the launch in Labour’s Campaign HQ this afternoon, Minister for Communications, Alex White, said: “It’s high time that this generation was given the right to choose – through a referendum – whether the 8th amendment should remain in our Constitution. “No other major political party or grouping will deliver this referendum. Fianna Fáil doesn’t believe the people should be allowed to decide. Fine Gael can’t decide if the people should be allowed to decide. Sinn Féin claims to support a referendum, but will refuse to participate in government unless Gerry Adams is Taois each. “So, there is only one choice for women and men who care passionately about this issue to recognise Labour as the one party offering an unequivocal – and realistic – pledge to deliver a referendum.”
Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin added: “My views and the views of the Labour Party have been very clear on this issue for some time. The constitution is no place to deal with such a complex and sensitive issue such as abortion. “I believe there is a growing consensus on this matter and that we must ensure that we have a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment. “The Labour Party has always led on the issues of social change and if returned to government we will deliver a referendum on this issue and replace the archaic 8th amendment with robust and pragmatic legislation such as we propose.”