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Senator Bacik seeks specific debate on Regulation of Advertising in light of Youth Defence's most recent billboard campaign

Posted on June 27, 2012

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Order of Business

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the imminent publication of the personal insolvency Bill on which it would be a good idea to receive a briefing. If a briefing is provided for Senators, I ask that we are circulated a copy of the report of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality on the personal insolvency legislation. The report made a number of recommendations and includes a full transcript of our hearings with stakeholders and interested parties. It would inform our debate on the Bill.

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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEqualityHealthWomen's Rights

Certificate of Irish Heritage Scheme

Posted on June 12, 2012

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Certificate of Irish Heritage Scheme

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

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Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Motion

Posted on April 18, 2012

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Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Motion

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister to the House and am glad of the opportunity to renew this debate. We had a full debate on this issue six months ago. I commend Senators Zappone, Mac Conghail and van Turnhout, as well as the other Independent Senators, for bringing the debate to the floor of the House again. They have kept everyone on their toes as regards timing and have also kept this issue at the forefront of our minds.

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Posted in: JusticeCulture & ArtsEurope/InternationalWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik calls for debate on Banking, and on the Mahon Tribunal Report

Posted on March 22, 2012

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Order of Business

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I thank Senator O'Brien for his very constructive comments on a number of issues. I agree with him that it is people's duty to pay the household charge. I disagree with him on the numbers paying. Over the coming days before the deadline of 31 March we will see an exponential rise in those paying. People always leave any payment until they absolutely have to pay it.

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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEconomyJustice

Senator Bacik calls for debate on Advertising Standards

Posted on March 07, 2012

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Order of Business

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: Cosúil le Seanadóir Ó Bríain, ba mhaith liom cúpla focail a rá as Gaeilge i seachtain na Gaeilge. Níl go leor Gaeilge agam anois ach bhí fáinne airgead agamsa nuair a bhí mé ar scoil cúpla bliain ó shin.

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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEqualityWomen's Rights

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Posted on February 02, 2012

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Electoral (Amendment)(Political Funding) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I am delighted to be here to speak on Second Stage of the Electoral (Amendment)(Political Funding) Bill 2011. I am particularly pleased and grateful to the Minister that the Bill is being introduced in the Seanad. It is most appropriate that it is introduced here.

The Bill will make important reforms to political donations, increase transparency in our system of political donations and place important and significant new restrictions on corporate donations. We all very much welcome those changes.

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Senator Bacik speaks on Need for Continued Funding for Mental Health Services, Zombie Banks, Climate Change Bill, and the Release of Aung Sang Suu Kyi

Posted on November 17, 2010

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Order of Business

Senator Ivana Bacik: Like other colleagues, I will begin by expressing my condolences to the families and communities in counties Limerick and Cork for the terrible tragedies that have happened there. I echo the words of other Members who have spoken of the need to ensure the maintenance of funding for mental health services. This is without making any specific connection but all Members are conscious that this is an important priority.

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