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Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages

Posted on March 15, 2012

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Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages

Thursday, 15 March 2012

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Posted in: EqualityWomen's Rights

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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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEqualityWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik calls for debate on Public Procurement and Professional Fees

Posted on January 31, 2012

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Order of Business

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

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Posted in: ConstitutionEconomyEqualityEurope/International

Senator speaking on the report of the Garda Inspectorate, Domestic Violence and the Civil Partnership Bill

Posted on January 28, 2010

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Order of Business

Senator Ivana Bacik: I add my voice to Senator Alex White's tribute to the very distinguished public servant who died this week, Mr. Paddy MacKernan. He was a former Secretary General at the Department of Foreign Affairs and I knew him personally. He was a remarkable man, warm and generous, with a distinguished public service career serving as a diplomat in many Irish embassies and as Secretary General. I note his passing and extend my sympathies to his wife Caitríona and his family.

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Posted in: JusticeEqualityLGBT Rights

University Funding

Posted on October 13, 2008

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Order of Business

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Posted in: EqualityEducation

Family Reunification

Posted on November 01, 2007

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I support Senator Norris's call for a debate on the Civil Partnership Bill. I welcome the support expressed by Senators from both sides of the House for the principle of legal recognition of gay relationships. It is distressing to hear the Government piously pontificating about the need to protect the family, when the policies it has adopted, such as its new policy on subvention on child care and the damage it is doing to community child care facilities, clearly show its hypocrisy and lack of respect for the family. It is also expressed in a report I will launch today for the Refugee Information Service on family reunification for refugees. Again we see people treated as second class citizens despite being granted refugee status because they face complex, cumbersome and inconsistent procedures in trying to get their children, parents and other family members to join them in Ireland. It is an appalling situation that again points up the hypocrisy of the Government in its so-called protection of the rights of the family.

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