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Speaking at the 'Women In Leadership' event at Alexandra College - fine panel of past pupils.

Posted on November 12, 2015

Fine panel of Alex past pupils

'Women In Leadership' event at Alexandra College

It was an honour to be invited back to my alma mater, Alexandra College and to be on such a fine panel of past pupils with Miriam O’Callaghan – RTE broadcaster; Niamh Briggs – Captain of the Irish female rugby team; Hon. Ms. Justice Isobel Kennedy. – High Court Judge; Moya Doherty – Entrepreneur and the producer and co-founder of Riverdance. 

Miriam O’Callaghan – 03:04m

Niamh Briggs – 12:57m

Isobel Kennedy – 15:32m

Moya Doherty – 37:51

Ivana Bacik – 51:52

Q&A – 1:01:40

Barbara Ennis – 1:16:04

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Sen. Ivana Bacik calls for debate on victims of crime - Order of Business, Seanad Éireann

Posted on October 22, 2015

Safe Ireland

Sen. Ivana Bacik calls for debate on victims of crime - Order of Business, Seanad Éireann.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

'I ask the Leader to arrange a debate on victims of crime. Is there a projected date for the introduction in the House of the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill? This morning the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality dealt with the pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill. During the course of the debate powerful submissions were made by eight NGOs who work with victims of crime. They included the Victims' Rights Alliance, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, the Irish Penal Reform Trust, IPRT, and other groups. In the course of their submissions the NGOs reminded us that this Bill is important because for the first time it provides a statutory framework for the protection of victims' rights in the criminal justice system. It is also a Bill that will implement an EU directive that must be transposed in Ireland by 16 November. The legislation has reached the heads of a Bill stage. The committee is hastening through its pre-legislative scrutiny of the legislation. I wonder can we get it into the Seanad without any undue delay. During the submissions we also heard from Safe Ireland, which released its data on domestic violence this morning which contained some frightening figures. As Safe Ireland pointed out to us, the appalling tragedy where Garda Tony Golden was murdered highlights the serious issue of domestic violence and domestic abuse.'

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Unveiling of Hall of Honour Memorial Stone - Trinity College Dublin

Posted on September 28, 2015

Unveiling the Hall of Honour Memorial Stone

Hall of Honour Memorial Stone

On Saturday I had the pleasure and honour of attending and being inivited to give speak at the unveiling of the Hall of Honour Memorial Stone. It was a momentous occasion and a very moving tribute to all the many men and one woman from the Trinity College community that died in the First World War. 

Speech at Unveiling of Hall of Honour Memorial Stone - Trinity College Dublin, Saturday 26th September 2015

Distinguished Guests, Visitors, Friends and Colleagues,

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'Even It Up' - Oxfam Ireland

Posted on September 24, 2015

'Even It Up' Campaign, Oxfam


I was delighted to hop onto the Oxfam 'Even It Up' bus today and show my support!



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Freshers' Week 2015/2016

Posted on September 24, 2015

Trinity Labour and Labour Youth at Trinity Freshers' Week!

Freshers' Week 2015/2016, Trinity College Dublin

2015/2016 Academic year at Trinity College Dublin has begun! I popped over to Front Square to revel in the annual buzz and excitement of Freshers' Week. I met Caroline Winston and Shane Folan at the Trinity Labour / Labour Youth stall, here's to a great year ahead! - Join today! 

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Posted on September 17, 2015

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11am – 1pm Friday 18th September 2015, Dublin Institute of Technology 

Aungier Street campus, Management House (first floor, beside the library) (part of the CICL ‘Changing Ireland, Changing Law’ research project)

This is the third in a series of seminars being organised by myself Prof. Ivana Bacik (Law School, TCD) and Dr. Mary Rogan (DIT Law) in partnership with the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), the National Women’s Council (NWCI), the Gay & Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI).

Speakers will include: Professor Cathryn Costello, University of Oxford;

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Terenure Educate Together National School campaign

Posted on August 17, 2015

With Terenure ETNS campaigners

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. 

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Women in Politics - From the archives #YouTube

Posted on August 06, 2015


Women in Politics Public Lecture, Trinity College Dublin - 4th June 2013

Speakers: Prof Gail McElroy, Ms Rachel Nolan, Prof Ivana Bacik, Prof Catherine Lawless.

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March4Choice 2012 - From the archives

Posted on August 06, 2015


Here's one from the archives, thanks to Mick Fitz for capturing this video of the March4Choice rally in Dublin, 2012.

As we approach another campaign and potential referendum to Repeal the 8th Amendment I still stand committed to safe and legal access to abortion rights and the right to choose. #IAmProChoice 


Filmed by Micks Metaphors 

Published on Oct 1, 2012

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Seanad Register - Update your contact details

Posted on August 05, 2015

Update your Contact Details

Have you moved house or are you moving house in the near future?

To ensure you can use your Graduate Vote in the Seanad Elections please make sure the Academic Registry have your up-to-date details. 

I have noticed when I send out my seasonal Newsletter that there are a lot of returns from 'Unknown Occupant' addresses. 

Check the register today and ensure that as a Trinity College Dublin graduate you are registered to vote and kept in the loop on Alumni news.

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