Blog Archive | Equality
Posted on December 17, 2014
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.
Posted on December 17, 2014
Yesterday in the Order of Business Seanad Éireann (17/12/14)
I called for a debate on collective bargaining.
Posted on December 09, 2014
This week in the Order of Business I welcomed the announcement of the Labour Women's newly formed Repeal the Eighth Amendment Commission.
Posted on December 05, 2014 LABOUR WOMEN ESTABLISH COMMISSION ON REPEAL OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT Labour Women, the women’s section of the Labour Party, has established a Labour Women Commission on Repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution (Article 40.3.3).
This Commission is tasked with examining the best legal and political strategies to accomplish:
1. Repeal of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution in its entirety;
2. The introduction of detailed legislation providing for the circumstances in which abortion may legally take place.
Posted on December 05, 2014
Order of Business - Seanad Eireann 2-4
th December 2014
This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.
Jonathan Corrie tragedy
Education & Skills
Junior Cycle reform
Sexual Offences Bill
Banking crisis motions
Dublin local authorities & NGO sector to meet Deputy Kelly on homelessness crisis
Closure of homeless accommodation units
Hooded men case
European Court of Human Rights
Women in Academia
Micheline Sheehy Skeffington
Junior cycle reform
Tom Collins, Irish Times
Posted on November 21, 2014 This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.
Secondary School Teachers Union
Gender Equality in Third level education
Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington
Posted on November 20, 2014
Today in Seanad Éireann, Leinster House we observed a minute silence and after gathered outside to remember the women who have been murdered in Ireland at the hands of a partner or an ex partner in Ireland.
For more information, perhaps you need support or would like to help Women's Aid with the important work the work that they do please check out their website.
Posted on November 13, 2014
Senator Bacik Welcomes Nomination of Josephine Feehily to Chair Policing Authority
I would like to welcome the announcement today that Josephine Feehily is to be appointed chair of the Policing Authority.
Ms Feehily has had an impressive career as a public servant, most recently as Chair of the Revenue Commissioners, and her long track record of achievement will stand her in good stead in this challenging new role.
Posted on November 12, 2014
Today I am in Paris on behalf of the Oireachtas Justice Committee attending the CAP (Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution) Conference on prostitution and human trafficking. Powerful presentations highlighting experiences of exploitation and oppression.
Posted on November 07, 2014 'Ireland should adopt a ban on purchase of sex' Ivana Bacik, Irish Times, Friday 7th November, 2014 Opinion: ‘Irish prostitution is highly organised and highly profitable. It is also highly exploitative’