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Address to Seanad Eireann by Ms Catherine McGuinness

Posted on June 22, 2014

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Address to Seanad Eireann by Ms Catherine McGuinness, 19th June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mt5ncbpoj8

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Senator Ivana Bacik Seconds the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014

Posted on June 19, 2014

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Senator Ivana Bacik Seconds the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014 proposed by Senator Katherine Zappone. 

10th June 2014. 

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Posted in: EqualityHuman RightsSeanadSocial Policy

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2014: Second Stage

Posted on June 18, 2014

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Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2014: Second Stage

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Order of Business, Seanad (10 June 2014)

Posted on June 17, 2014

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Subject - Mother and Baby homes; Industrial schools; Domestic Violence; #SafeIreland

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Racism in Ireland Motion: 4th June 2014

Posted on June 10, 2014

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Seanad Debate - Racism in Ireland Motion: 4th June 2014

 Go raibh maith agat, a Chathaoirligh. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Lynch, to the House. She is always welcome and is a regular attendee here.

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Bacik Delighted to Lead for Labour Senators at Committee Stage of Labour's Equality Bill

Posted on April 08, 2014

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR IVANA BACIK

Senator Ivana Bacik will tomorrow Wed 9th April be leading for the Labour Senators group at Committee stage of the Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013. This Bill was proposed by the Labour Senators group in March 2013 and passed through Second Stage on 13th March 2013 with Government support.

Senator Bacik said today:

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Press Statement: Oireachtas Members Commend Inclusive Approach to St Pat's For All Support Video

Posted on March 06, 2014

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Speaking today, Deputies Jerry Buttimer (FG) and John Halligan (Independent), along with Senator Ivana Bacik (Labour Party), have commended Senator Averil Power (FF) for organising a cross-party video message in support of the inclusive ‘St. Pat’s for All’ parade in New York City to mark St. Patrick’s Day.

The three Oireachtas members said today:

“We were all delighted to participate in this video, which was a collaborative project. Each of us was given the opportunity to change the lines provisionally given to us in the draft script and some of us did indeed do so. It was made clear to us at every stage that the intention was to agree on a wording that everyone was happy with.

“We regret that no representative from Sinn Féin took part, but we know that every effort was made by Senator Power to ensure that they would participate. We understand that the Sinn Féin representative did not wish to read out a particular message, but then refused an offer to read out a different line instead and made it clear that the party’s concern was in fact with the overall message of the script.

“We believe that the video message recorded by representatives of the four largest political groupings in the Oireachtas sends out a very important message in support of an inclusive parade, which celebrates among other Irish-American groups, members of the LGBT community, a group whose contribution to Irish-American society broadly deserves to be celebrated openly and proudly, along with the many other diverse groups that make up the modern global Irish community. We commend Senator Averil Power for taking this initiative to organise a cross-party message of support for the St. Pat’s for All parade organisers, and we wish them every success with their parade, and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.”


The cross-party 'St Pats For All' video is online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDqxq1YgOhg



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Senator Bacik calls for debate on Ukraine, on gender balanced Oireachtas, and diversity in the workplace

Posted on March 05, 2014

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Order of Business

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Senator Bacik asks for Debate on GSOC and Commends Minister Burton's Decision Not to Attend the St Patrick's Day Parade in New York

Posted on February 11, 2014

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Order of Business

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Press Coverage of the Oireachtas Women Picture Launch

Posted on November 07, 2013

Oireachtas Women Photograph Unveiling

To read Lise Hand's article, 'Ladies of Leinster House earn place in history', which appeared in today's Irish Independent please click here.

You can also read the article below:

'Ladies of Leinster House earn place in history', Lise Hand, Irish Independent (7th November 2013).

A QUINTET of Oireachtas 'femmes formidables' assembled on the Leinster House plinth to unveil a photo which will shortly hang inside the building.

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