Senator Ivana Bacik: I also welcome the appointments by the Minister to the expert group, in particular to very much welcome the fact that it will be chaired by former judge and Senator, Catherine McGuinness, who has proven herself an excellent chair on similar expert group reports on very different issues such as the prison at Thornton Hall. I anticipate that the group will conduct its hearings in a thorough and comprehensive manner.
In case you missed it, you can listen back to this radio programme, the final episode of a documentary series narrating the events that led to the landmark labour versus capital conflict in Dublin in 1913. I was delighted to participate as the 1913 Lockout is commemorated.
BACIK SUPPORTS CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL AT PLAN IRELAND LAUNCH
Senator Ivana Bacik, Labour Senator for Dublin University, Wed 21st September 2011
Speaking today at the launch by the international children's development charity Plan Ireland of the findings of a report assessing the current state of the world's girls, Senator Ivana Bacik supported calls for 22nd September to be declared International Day of the Girl in order to focus the world's attention on the importance of girls' rights.