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'37.1' - a short film on Section 37.1 (Employment Equality Act)

Posted on September 25, 2014

Dublin Pride 2014

'37.1' http://youtu.be/9mGDbjq45lg

Congratulations and many thanks to Carly Hamilton for highlighting the important issues and concerns that effect LGBT lives, particularly staff in the teaching profession who currently face discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation in religious run institutions.

Section 37.1 of the the Employment Equality Act is soon to be amended and this video captures the urgency of getting it passed soon.

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Posted in: EducationEqualityHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Senator Bacik Welcomes Minister of State Aodhan O’Riordain's Commitment to Securing Equality Laws

Posted on September 11, 2014

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I am delighted to hear the news that Minister of State Aodhan O’Riordain, Department of Justice & Equality,  has this week announced his commitment to working with senators in the coming months to advance legislation that will amend Section 37.1 of the Employment Equality Act.

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Posted in: ConstitutionEducationEqualityHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial Policy

'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

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Press coverage - Irish Times, 'Life Free From Fear' report launch

Posted on September 03, 2014

Launch of Hate Crime Report

'Ireland is ‘outlier’ without legislation on hate crime; Ivana Bacik hopes ‘controversial’ proposals will be adopted by Government', Mary Minihan, Irish Times, Tues Sept 3, 2014

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/ireland-is-outlier-without-legislation-on-hate-crime-1.1915240

Posted in: EqualityHuman RightsJusticeNewsResearchSocial Policy

Press Coverage - The Journal.ie 'Calls for Ireland to legislate against online hate crime'

Posted on September 02, 2014

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'Calls for Ireland to legislate against online hate crime - A new report from the University of Limerick finds Ireland to be out of step with international legislation on hate crime.' Michael Sheils McNamee, thejournal.ie 

http://www.thejournal.ie/hate-crime-online-racism-ireland-new-report-1650047-Sep2014/

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEducationEqualityHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsResearchSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Newstalk Coverage: New report calls for tougher sentences for hate crimes

Posted on September 02, 2014

University of Limerick Academics and Ivana Bacik

New report calls for tougher sentences for hate crimes

Researchers want to see the creation of new offences and longer jail terms

Senator Ivana Bacik says there is a lack of laws that deal with hate crime in Ireland...

http://newstalk.ie/reader/47.301/30599/0/

Posted in: EqualityHuman RightsJusticeNewsSocial Policy

Press coverage on Hate Crime Report Launch - Irish Times

Posted on September 02, 2014

Launch of Hate Crime Report

'Longer sentences for hate crimes proposed in report - New laws urgently needed to protect vulnerable communities, Limerick academics conclude,' Mary Minihan - Irish Times, Tuesday 2nd Sept.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/longer-sentences-for-hate-crimes-proposed-in-report-1.1914742

 

 

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Hate Crime Report Launch

Posted on September 02, 2014

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BACIK LAUNCHES REPORT BY UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK ACADEMICS ON HATE CRIME AND SEEKS LEGISLATIVE CHANGE

Labour Seanad leader, spokesperson on Justice
Tuesday 2nd September 2014, Buswells Hotel, Dublin

Speaking at the launch of the report, Senator Bacik said:

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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

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

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

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

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