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Gender Recognition Bill 2014: Report and Final Stages

Posted on February 19, 2015

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http://ivanabacik.com/legislation/2015/01/21/gender-recognition-bill-2014/

I welcomed the passage of the Gender Recognition Bill 2014 through the Seanad this week - progressive change at last. 

Glad to see the Government amendment providing for 2 year review and strict time frame.

#Transgender #GenderRecognition 

 

 

 

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Labour Youth launch Marriage Equality campaign!

Posted on February 17, 2015

Dublin Pride 2014

Labour Youth launch Marriage Equality campaign!

Congratulations to Labour Youth on launching their Marriage Equality Referendum campaign. Great to see the youth movement being mobilised on key equality issues - here's to securing a Yes Vote!  #Referendum #LabourYouth #LabourLGBT 

http://www.labour.ie/blog/2015/02/17/say-yes-to-marriage-equality/

Posted in: ConstitutionEqualityHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNews

Fatal Foetal Abnormalities - urgent need to legislate!

Posted on February 16, 2015

Fatal Foetal Abnormalities - urgent need to legislate!

Following the defeat of Clare Daly's Fatal Foetal Abnormalities Bill which was largely deemed unconstitutional by those who voted against it, I wrote to Jerry Buttimer, TD Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee asking that they hold hearings to begin the process of examining the possibility of legislating for abortion in cases of fatal fetal abnormalities.

Here is some of the coverage around my call for further action.

Irish Times on Thursday 12th February coverage of my letter to the Oireachtas Health Committee. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/senator-asks-health-committee-to-resume-abortion-hearings-1.2100440

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 3rd-5th February 2015

Posted on February 05, 2015

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 3rd-5th February 2015

Order of Business Digest – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015020300014?opendocument

  • Aer Lingus takeover discussions
  • Accenture jobs announcement
  • 100 new Garda recruits
  • Overseas development
  • Human rights compliance
  • Release of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste/ Egypt
  • Human rights in Egypt
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015020500007?opendocument

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Date for your diary - King's Inns annual debate on Marriage Equality

Posted on February 02, 2015

KGLS event

"That this house supports marriage equality in the upcoming referendum"

The King's Inns Gay and Lesbian Straight Alliance (KGLS) and the LSDSI annual debate in the Dining Hall of the Honorable Society of King's Inns, Henrietta Street.

Date: Thurday 19th February

Chair: Ms. Audrey Carville (RTE)

For the Motion: Senator Ivana Bacik and Senator Davod Norris.

Against the motion: Dr. John Murray, Iona Institute and Mr. Patrick Treacy SC.

 

 

Posted in: ConstitutionEqualityHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSocial Policy

Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 20th – 27th January 2015 Digest

Posted on January 27, 2015

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 20th – 27th January 2015

Order of Business Digest – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012000014?opendocument

  • Happy New Year
  • Charlie Hebdo tragedy
  • Democracy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Blasphemy
  • Defamation Act
  • Extensive legislative programming
  • 41 Bills on the A list
  • Climate Action
  • Low Carbon Development Bill
  • Gender Recognition Bill
  • Employment Equality (Amendment) No. 2 Bill (Section 37.1)
  • LGBT rights
  • Marriage Equality Refeferndum
  • Opinion Polls
  • Complacency
  • Child and Family Relationships Bill

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012100006?opendocument

  • 70th Anniversary - Auschwitz Liberation
  • Second World War
  • Aer Lingus
  • Potential job losses 3,500
  • Syriza victory
  • EU
  • Recession
  • Debate on EU policy / financial and monetary policy

 

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012800009?opendocument

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial PolicyThe EnvironmentWomen's Rights

Direct Provision System revisited

Posted on January 26, 2015

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Last week in the Seanad I welcomed the fact that we were debating the issue of Direct Provision again. Here is the transcript from my contribution to the debate when Minister O'Riordan returned to the chamber to discuss further issues.

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Posted in: ChildrenEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16th-17th December 2014

Posted on December 18, 2014

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16th-17th December 2014

This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121600004?opendocument

  • Sympathy for the victims in the Sydney siege tragedy
  • Referendum 2015 – Marriage Equality, Voting age, Blasphemy
  • Low Pay Commission
  • Deputy Gerald Nash, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700003?opendocument

  • Pakistan massacre/ Taliban
  • Children’s Rights – Childline funding
  • Banking Inquiry
  • ECB
  • Northern Ireland talks
  • Collective Bargaining

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Watch Senator Bacik's contribution - Electoral Commission: Motion

Posted on December 17, 2014

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Electoral Commission: Motion (17/12/14)

Here is the Youtube video of my contributions at the Electoral Commission Motion debate in the Seanad. Well done to Senator Fiach MacConghail and Senator Jillian Van Turnhout for initiating the debate and putting forward the motion. http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700028?opendocument

 

 

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Call for debate on collective bargaining - Order of Business, 17/12/14

Posted on December 17, 2014

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Yesterday in the Order of Business Seanad Éireann (17/12/14)
I called for a debate on collective bargaining. 


http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700003?opendocument

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Posted in: EconomyEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial Policy

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