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Posted on December 18, 2014 Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16 th-17 th 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
Pakistan massacre/ Taliban Children’s Rights – Childline funding Banking Inquiry ECB Northern Ireland talks Collective Bargaining
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 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 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’
Posted on November 06, 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/seanad2014110400004?opendocument Irish Water/Water Services Bill Web Summit 2014 President Higgins visit to Ethiopia Trade links with Africa EMC (economic management council) Jean-Claude Trichet's letter Private Member's Bill motion - Penal Reform Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality Report Ruhama Report - sex workers
Posted on October 21, 2014 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).