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Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Section 37.1)

Posted on March 13, 2013

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Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013: Second Stage

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Senator Ivana Bacik: I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013. I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, and thank her for taking the Bill on behalf of the Government.

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Senator Bacik renews call for Debate on Third Level Education

Posted on September 20, 2011

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Senator Ivana Bacik: It is not often that I rise to support Senator Darragh O'Brien's remarks robustly, but it was a great day for Dublin and I join with the Senator in congratulating the team and Pat Gilroy, its manager. It is probably no coincidence that tomorrow will be blue day in the Oireachtas.

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Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill 2011

Posted on September 20, 2011

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Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill, 2011: Second Stage (Resumed) Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Senator Ivana Bacik: I join others in welcoming the Minister to the House for the new term. I thank Senator Moran for sharing her time with me.

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Senator Bacik calls for debates on Banking, Third Level Education, and Women's Particpation in Politics

Posted on March 03, 2010

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I second the amendment proposed by Senator Fitzgerald calling for a debate on this most disturbing report, which is of deep concern to all of us. In 2010, with all the revelations and reports we have had, we are still seeing such immense failings in our child protection system.

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Senator Bacik's Youth Umemployment Motion

Posted on February 10, 2010

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Youth Unemployment: Motion.

Senator Ivana Bacik: I move:

That Seanad Éireann notes with concern the rise in joblessness in Ireland, in particular the rise in youth unemployment; and calls on the Government to implement a jobs strategy, including retraining and back to education support, to tackle this crisis.

Senator Ivana Bacik: I wish to propose the motion.

An Cathaoirleach: It has been moved and seconded. If the Senator wishes to speak to it, she has 12 minutes.

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Senator Bacik: The Budget is a bitter pill for families

Posted on December 10, 2009

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A Bitter Pill for Families

Irish Daily Mail - Commentary on the Budget
Ivana Bacik, Labour Senator for Dublin University
9th December 2009

This Budget is a bitter pill for families to swallow. The cuts in child benefit will force many into poverty; the reductions in welfare payments will throw many more onto the breadline. In slashing benefits for children and the young unemployed, the Minister for Finance has picked on the softest targets.

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Senator Bacik speaking on the Murphy Report, the Resignation of Bishops, and the Church's Continued Role in Education

Posted on December 01, 2009

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Order of Business

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Senator Bacik calls for debates on the ownership of national schools, the Climate Protection Bill, and the Civil Partnership Bill.

Posted on June 17, 2009

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Order of Business

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Senator Bacik commenting on the Ryan Report.

Posted on June 10, 2009

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Order of Business

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Higher Education and the Equality Authority

Posted on March 13, 2009

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Order of Business

Senator Ivana Bacik: I echo the calls for further debate on Seanad reform following the successful debate last night that was prompted by Senator O'Toole's motion. It would be useful for Members to debate Fine Gael's proposals on Seanad reform. I also made some modest proposals for internal reforms to Seanad procedures to make its sittings somewhat more accessible and more relevant. The Leader should take on board these proposals, if possible.

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