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Senator Jillian van Turnhout lends her support for my Seanad Election campaign!

Posted on March 21, 2016

With my colleague Jillian Van Turnout at the RDS, Count

Senator Jillian van Turnhout lends her support for my Seanad Election campaign!

Children's Rights advocate and 'Politician of the Year 2015', Senator Jillian van Turnhout lends her support to Ivana Bacik who is running for the Dublin University Panel in the Seanad Election 2016. #SE16 #TCDSeanad #UseYourVote

A huge thanks to Jillian for her endorsement! It's been an enormous pleasure and honour to work together over the past 5 years and I have no doubt we'll get the opportunity to work collaboratively again in the future. Many thanks, Ivana. 

 

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Supporters Video: Dr Mary Henry lends her support!

Posted on March 18, 2016

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Supporters Video:  Dr. Mary Henry was a former Dublin University (Trinity) Panel Senator, former President of the Penal Reform Trust and retired medical practitioner. In this video she talks about why she is supporting my campaign. ‪#‎RepealThe8th‬ ‪#‎SE16‬ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYPndnzAXiQ 

Many thanks to Dr. Mary Henry for her call to support my ‪Dublin University Panel TCD Seanad Election‬ campaign and all her years of support to me, but more importantly the issues and her own commitment to equality, health and social justice. 

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From the Archives: Hot Press - When Hotpress met Ivana Bacik, 2012

Posted on March 14, 2016

Savita Halappanavar

From the Archives: Hot Press - When Hotpress met Ivana Bacik, 2012

This article is look back on my previous interviews but more importantly talks about the sad and tragic death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar. Paul interviewed me as thousands were gathering at government buildings to show their disgust and outrage. 

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From the Archives: Hot Press - When Hotpress met Ivana Bacik, 2004!

Posted on March 14, 2016

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From the Archives: Hot Press - HP Interview: Ivana Bacik, 12 May 2004 

More from the archives and more from Hot press magazine, with links to several articles in the same year. This time unlike my 1997 interview I have entered my hat into the political election arena and ran in the hugely contested European elections of 2004. A disappointing year as it was the same election we lost the Citizenship Referendum.

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From the Archives: Hot Press - 'Bacik to Basics' 23rd July 1997

Posted on March 14, 2016

Trinity Student's Union President Days

From the Archives: Hot Press - 'Bacik to Basics' 23rd July 1997 

Here is an article from 1997 courtesy of 'Hot Press' magazine, highlighting some of the starting points of my political activism and before entering the politcal representative arena, little did I know?! But I've revived this piece as it captures the essence of why I got involved in politics in the first place - to make a difference, to put equality on the agenda and keep it there! It frustrates me greatly of course that 27 years later and we're still fighting for abortion rights, but we must not give up till women stop dying or being forced into heartbreaking, potentially dangerous and vulnerable positions due to the lack of free, safe and legal access. I hope you'll give me your No. 1 Vote and I assure you I'll be campaiging hard to Repeal the Eighth Amendment as well as other existing inequalities. 

Liam Fay writes; 

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TCD Law Soc panel for International Women's Day some of with Ireland's most accomplished women

Posted on March 10, 2016

With fellow speakers at the TCD Law Soc IWD16 event

For International Women's Day, TCD Law Society organised a panel discussion with some of Ireland's most accomplished women; comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds who have broken barriers and consistently advocated for the status of women.
The panel included: Lian Bell, Louise O'Neill, Una Mullally, Prof. Ivana Bacik, Dr. Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, DPP Clare Loftus, Catherine Murphy TD. The panel was chaired by Aine Lawlor.

http://www.universitytimes.ie/2016/03/at-law-soc-awe-inspiring-panel-of-eight-women-discuss-new-wave-feminism/

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3Player watch back 'Tonight with Vincent Browne', Tuesday 8th March

Posted on March 10, 2016

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3Player watch back 'Tonight with Vincent Browne', Tuesday 8th March

On Tuesday 8th March I was on the panel of 'Tonight with Vincent Browne', TV3. Here's the link in case you missed it. #IWD16 #SE16 #GE16 #vinb

https://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/41/105815/0/Tonight-with-Vincent-Browne 

 

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Youtube: Sen. Ivana Bacik running for Seanad Election 2016

Posted on March 03, 2016

Ivana Bacik running for Seanad 2016! #SE16

Youtube: Sen. Ivana Bacik running for Seanad Election 2016

Earlier today I joined fellow Dublin University/Trinity College Dublin Panel #SeanadElection candidates in Trinity Academic Registry. There are a total of 15 candidates running and it's going to be a tough one! I hope you'll consider giving me your No.1 Vote!

Here is a short video clip. Feel free to watch and share. All support welcome!

#SE16 #Equality #SocialJustice #CriminalJustice #Education #RepealThe8th TCD Alumni

Ivana Bacik running for Seanad Election 2016

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Labour Party Press Statement: ONLY LABOUR WILL TACKLE THE GENDER PAY GAP - BURTON

Posted on February 19, 2016

Some of our Labour Women at the launch of the party's equality policy

ONLY LABOUR WILL TACKLE THE GENDER PAY GAP - BURTON


Tánaiste Joan Burton today outlined Labour’s plans to stand up for women in the workplace, at home and in the community.
Launching Labour’s plan for equality today, Joan Burton said, if re-elected to Government, Labour will tackle gender pay issues by ensuring large companies and public sector employers make public the details their own internal pay gaps in order to stimulate stronger action towards pay equality.
The provisions in the ‘Standing Up For Equality’ plan include:

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Labour Party policy launch and Repeal 8th Amendment Referendum commitment

Posted on February 18, 2016

Speaking at the Labour Party launch of our commitment to a Repeal the 8th Amendment referendum

Only Labour will deliver a referendum to repeal the 8th


The Labour Party today launched its plan to hold a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment.
Minister for Communications, Alex White, Minister for Equality, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin,  and Senator Ivana Bacik outlined how the party would deliver a referendum, and campaign strongly to repeal the 8th amendment, if returned to Government.
Speaking at the launch in Labour’s Campaign HQ this afternoon, Minister for Communications, Alex White, said: “It’s high time that this generation was given the right to choose – through a referendum – whether the 8th amendment should remain in our Constitution.
“No other major political party or grouping will deliver this referendum. Fianna Fáil doesn’t believe the people should be allowed to decide. Fine Gael can’t decide if the people should be allowed to decide. Sinn Féin claims to support a referendum, but will refuse to participate in government unless Gerry Adams is Taois each.
“So, there is only one choice for women and men who care passionately about this issue to recognise Labour as the one party offering an unequivocal – and realistic – pledge to deliver a referendum.”


Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin added: “My views and the views of the Labour Party have been very clear on this issue for some time. The constitution is no place to deal with such a complex and sensitive issue such as abortion.
“I believe there is a growing consensus on this matter and that we must ensure that we have a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment. 
“The Labour Party has always led on the issues of social change and if returned to government we will deliver a referendum on this issue and replace the archaic 8th amendment with robust and pragmatic legislation such as we propose.”

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