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Speaking at the INMO & RCNI All-Ireland Midwifery Conference, Santry, Dublin

Posted on October 16, 2014

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'Pregnancy Pathways' - INMO & RCNI All-Ireland Midwifery Conference, Santry, Dublin

Speaking at the INMO and RCNI All-Ireland Annual Midwifery Conference in Santry, Dublin, on Thursday 16th October, I called for a review of the maternity care system, in particular focusing on the need to provide greater diversity of maternity care models, so that women may have greater freedom to choose to have midwife-led care in hospital; or to choose to have a home-birth.

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Outside Leinster House with AIMS Ireland and others in support of women's choice in maternity care

Posted on October 08, 2014

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Outside Leinster House with AIMS Ireland and others in support of women's choice in maternity care #PhilomenaCanning

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Outside Leinster House with the Alzheimer's Society Ireland - members of the National Dementia Strategy

Posted on October 02, 2014

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Outside Leinster House with the Alzheimer's Society Ireland - members of the National Dementia Strategy.

 

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Big splash for MND Research

Posted on September 11, 2014

TD's, Senators and Councillors line up for ice bucket challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge, Trinity College Dublin, 29th August 2014

It was great fun and an honour to support the Trinity College Dublin hosted Ice Bucket Challenge last month. Congratulations and many thanks to Professor Orla Hardiman and her research team who organised the event.

Trinity received the Ice Bucket Challenge from Sheffield University http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/ice-bucket-challenge-sitran-1.398542 and Professor Hardiman received personal challenges from a number of people including her MND patients, but kindly extended the invite and over 50 staff, students and Oireachtas body members willingly volunteered themselves in support of the MND fundraiser.

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'Business as usual amid political inaction on abortion' - Irish Times, 20th August 2014

Posted on September 04, 2014

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'Business as usual amid political inaction on abortion - Analysis: Small number of politicians not shy about taking to airwaves over controversy', Mary Minihan, Irish Times, Wed 20th August, 2014

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/business-as-usual-amid-political-inaction-on-abortion-1.1902573

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University Times article on Constitutional Reform in Wake of ‘Y Case’ Controversy

Posted on August 27, 2014

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Ivana Bacik Calls for Constitutional Reform in Wake of ‘Y Case’ Controversy Trinity Professor Among Signatories of Open Letter in Support of New Referendum

Kayle Crosson Staff Writer

http://www.universitytimes.ie/?p=28181

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Opinion: Irish Times, 20th August - 'Abortion law must change to avert more tragic cases' - Ivana Bacik

Posted on August 20, 2014

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Here is the link to my Opinion piece in the Irish Times, August 20th 2014.

'We must address the real health needs of Irish women by holding a referendum to repeal the 1983 amendment...' Ivana Bacik

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/we-should-seek-political-agreement-for-a-referendum-within-the-term-of-this-government-1.1901769

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Press Coverage - The Journal.ie Abortion Referendum

Posted on August 19, 2014

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'These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.' Hugh O'Connell, Journal.ie August 19 2014

http://www.thejournal.ie/labour-tds-senators-abortion-referendum-1626324-Aug2014/

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Order of Business Thursday 26th June

Posted on June 27, 2014

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Senator Ivana Bacik as House Leader, Order of Business Thursday 26th June.
Topics: Mental Health; Survivors of Magdalene Laundries; EU Summit Ypres; Kidney Transplant; Hme Helps; Medical Cards; Gerry Conlon tribute; Peace Process progres; Environment; Irish Dairyboard; Energy Bills; Green Paper Energy; House price increase; Bausch & Lomb workers; Baby Gavin; Walking rights; Sunbeds.

Posted in: ChildrenEconomyHealthHuman RightsNewsSeanadSocial PolicyThe Environment

Order of Business - Tuesday 24th June

Posted on June 24, 2014

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Senator Ivana Bacik - Order of Business Tuesday 24th June.
Subjects: Gerry Conlon; Mental Health Services; Mariam Ibrahim release in Sudan; Al Jazeera NUJ Journalists. #HumanRights

 

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