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.
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.
WiSER Talk: “As bad as it gets…as good as it could be? Leave Provision for Fathers in Ireland and Sweden”
On Tuesday, 21st October I was invited to Chair the WiSER TCD debate in EU House. This timely public lecture explored Ireland's current leave provision, particularly for fathers, against the backdrop of Sweden's provision of paid paternity/parental leave and the subsequent take-up of leave by fathers in Sweden. The speakers were two members of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research: Professor Eileen Drew, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and Professor Linda Haas, Indiana University (USA).
'Women are a tiny minority in prisons and a particularly marginalised and vulnerable group. On average, only about 3-4% of those in prison are women. While prison numbers in Ireland generally have stabilised and even reduced in recent years, there have been increasing numbers of women committed to prison.'
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