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Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Section 37.1)

Posted on March 13, 2013

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Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013: Second Stage

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Senator Ivana Bacik: I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013. I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, and thank her for taking the Bill on behalf of the Government.

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Posted in: ConstitutionEducationEqualityHuman RightsLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Senator Bacik calls for debates on situation in Bahrain, and in Syria

Posted on June 13, 2012

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Order of Business

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

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Posted in: Human RightsEurope/International

Senator Bacik Welcomes Final Stage of Female Genital Mutilation Bill

Posted on March 28, 2012

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SENATOR BACIK WELCOMES FINAL STAGE OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION BILL


Senator Ivana Bacik, Labour Senator for Dublin University,
Wed 28th March 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik today welcomed the final stage of the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill2011 through the Seanad. It has been passed through both Dail and Seanad and returns to the Seanad today to pass the amendments made in the Dail.

Speaking during the debate today,Senator Bacik will say:

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Posted in: JusticeHealthHuman RightsEurope/InternationalWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik calls for Debate on Asylum Reform, and Debate on White Collar Crime

Posted on June 21, 2011

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Order of Business

21st June 2011

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Posted in: JusticeHuman RightsEurope/International

Senator Bacik speaks on Need for Continued Funding for Mental Health Services, Zombie Banks, Climate Change Bill, and the Release of Aung Sang Suu Kyi

Posted on November 17, 2010

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Senator Ivana Bacik: Like other colleagues, I will begin by expressing my condolences to the families and communities in counties Limerick and Cork for the terrible tragedies that have happened there. I echo the words of other Members who have spoken of the need to ensure the maintenance of funding for mental health services. This is without making any specific connection but all Members are conscious that this is an important priority.

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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEconomyHuman RightsEurope/InternationalThe Environment

Senator Bacik speaking on An Bord Snip Nua, the Ombudsman for Children, Rape Law, and the European Court of Human Rights

Posted on July 15, 2009

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I support Senator Fitzgerald's amendment to the Order of Business on the basis that the Seanad should be sitting longer. Recent days have shown the need for more sitting time. Yesterday, the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill was railroaded though the House.

(Interruption in the Chamber)

Second Stage was guillotined and speakers who wanted to contribute could not do so. We were unable to give any thought to amendments on Report Stage, which is a pity. Senator Mullen already referred to the House of Lords.

(Interruption in the Chamber)

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Posted in: ChildrenJusticeHuman RightsJusticeWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik calls for a Coherent Economic Strategy and Debate on Banking

Posted on February 17, 2009

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Posted in: EconomyHuman Rights

Senator Bacik calls for a motion on the Pamela Izevbekhai Case

Posted on December 18, 2008

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Order of Business

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Posted in: Human Rights

Senator Bacik speaking on the Pamela Izevbekhai Case and the effect of Budget Cuts on People with Disabilities

Posted on November 19, 2008

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I am rather uncomfortable about the apparent obsession with women's reproductive capacity that is displayed by some Members of this House. I note that Senators on the other side have expressed their support for Senator Mullen's legislation. While I do not imagine I will support it, I look forward to seeing Members on the Government side crossing the floor — one needs to put one's money where one's mouth is — to support the Bill when Senator Mullen introduces it.

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Posted in: EconomyHuman RightsWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik speaking on Gangland Murder and Equality

Posted on November 11, 2008

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Posted in: JusticeHuman Rights

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