Blog Archive | Culture & Arts
Posted on August 17, 2015
It was great to meet Nikki Murphy and her fellow volunteer colleague in the Seanad last month. They are a part of a campaign working hard to establish an Educate Together school, in D6, Terenure. I wish them every success and fully support their call to offer more educational choices for parents and their children.
Posted on May 05, 2015
Burren Law School 2015 - 'Privacy in the 21st Century'
May 1-3, 2015
Another great gathering in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare of legal minds, literary giants, NGO workers, historians, politicians, educators, artists and many more. The Burren Law School is an annual conference which aims to recreate the tradition of legal learning associated with the Brehon Law Schools, allowing the past to illuminate the present in what is characteristically a very stimulating weekend.
This year the working title was 'Privacy in the 21st Century', we had some great discussions, illuminating presentations and were honoured to have such guest speakers as;
Posted on April 24, 2015
National Integration Strategy: Motion
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Acting Chairman (Senator Terry Leyden): I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
Senator Ivana Bacik: I move: That Seanad Éireann:- welcomes the establishment by the Government of the new office of Minister of State for new communities, culture and equality;
Posted on April 22, 2015
Order of Business
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
I was delighted to attend just now the launch of the Yes Equality bus which will be making a nationwide tour over the coming four weeks. It will be calling for a Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum on 22 May. We have debated this issue already in this House, of course, but I ask colleagues to keep an eye out for the bus when it visits their local area and to tweet if they see it.
Posted on February 27, 2015
Order of Business – Seanad Éireann (25th – 26th February 2015) Digest
Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links to the Oireachtas website for more details.
- Irish Cricket Team
- Central Statistics Office – good news
- Deputy Joanna Tuffy on Govt’s record on job creation ( http://www.labour.ie/blog/2015/02/25/tuffy-highlights-labours-strong-track-record-in-ta/ )
- Government creation of 80,000 jobs
- 1% drop in borrowing for Ireland
- Call for Seanad debate on Children & Family Relationships Bill 2014
- Call for debate on Child Care Provision
- Report due on new models for the ECCE Scheme
- Working parents
- Condemnation of ISIS action in northern Syria
Posted on November 21, 2014
This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.
Secondary School Teachers Union
Gender Equality in Third level education
Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington
Posted on November 06, 2014
This week in the Order of Business - contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik, follow the links for more details.
- Irish Water/Water Services Bill
- Web Summit 2014
- President Higgins visit to Ethiopia
- Trade links with Africa
- EMC (economic management council)
- Jean-Claude Trichet's letter
- Private Member's Bill motion - Penal Reform
- Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality Report
- Ruhama Report - sex workers
Posted on October 08, 2014
It was great to see the Trinity College Dublin Students Union gather in Front Square ahead of the USI (Union Students of Ireland) Rally to the Dail and an honour to address the crowd.
Posted on October 08, 2014
Today I attended the launch of the Amnesty International Ireland Report on ESC Rights, 'Bringing ESC Rights Home'.
Following the launch I used the opportunity through the Order of Business to ask the Leader to arrange a debate highlighting the economic, social and cultural rights that Amnesty Ireland have reported on.
Order of Business - 8/10/14