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Senator Bacik calls for Further Debate on Bottom-Up Job Creation, and for Debate on HSE Report produced by Crisis Pregnancy Wing of Executive

Posted on June 29, 2011

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Order of Business

29th June 2011

Senator Ivana Bacik: I am grateful to the Cathaoirleach for the clarification. All of us have found that in practice the Bills Office can be more flexible than might be initially suggested, which is welcome.

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Mental Health (Involuntary Procedures) (Amendment) Bill 2008

Posted on March 24, 2011

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Mental Health (Involuntary Procedures) (Amendment) Bill 2008: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages

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Bacik Welcomes Publication of Bill to Ban Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on January 20, 2011

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Labour Party Seanad Spokesperson on Justice
Thursday, 20th January 2011

BACIK WELCOMES PUBLICATION OF BILL TO BAN FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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Senator Bacik speaking on Crumlin Children's Hospital.

Posted on June 16, 2009

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I join my colleagues in congratulating former Senator Alan Kelly on his election to the European Parliament. Not only did he run a great campaign but he was, I think, the only candidate to have his own rap song, which I understand has become a cult classic on YouTube. I also congratulate the councillors who were elected lord mayor, particularly Emer Costello, the new lord mayor of Dublin. I concur with other Senators on the need for local government reform to ensure real powers for people in those offices.

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Posted in: ChildrenHealthLGBT RightsThe Environment

Higher Education and the Equality Authority

Posted on March 13, 2009

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I echo the calls for further debate on Seanad reform following the successful debate last night that was prompted by Senator O'Toole's motion. It would be useful for Members to debate Fine Gael's proposals on Seanad reform. I also made some modest proposals for internal reforms to Seanad procedures to make its sittings somewhat more accessible and more relevant. The Leader should take on board these proposals, if possible.

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Posted in: EducationHealthSocial Policy

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