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Senator Bacik calls for debate on Reports published by National Board for Safeguarding Children, the Inadequacies of State Protections, and Community Policing

Posted on December 01, 2011

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Thursday, 1 December 2011

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Posted in: ChildrenJusticeJusticeSocial Policy

29th Amendment of the Constitution (Judges' Renumeration) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Posted on September 21, 2011

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Twenty-Ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Judges' Remuneration) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister to the House. As Senator Bradford stated, he is spending much time here and he is always very engaging in debate with us, which I welcome.

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Posted in: ConstitutionJustice

Senator Bacik Welcomes Appointment of Mrs Justice Susan Denham, First Woman to Serve as Chief Justice

Posted on July 20, 2011

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Senator Ivana Bacik: I join in congratulating Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and his family on their new arrival. I welcome the new format announced by the Leader for today's discussion with the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. A question and answer session has the potential to be far more productive than the traditional set-piece speech from the Minister.

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Posted in: JusticeWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik calls for Debate on Renewed Allegations about News of the World, and Debate on Contribution of Religious Orders to Redress Bill

Posted on July 07, 2011

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

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Posted in: JusticeNews

Senator Bacik calls for Debate on Redress Scheme, on Funding for the Children's National Hospital, and Revelations about News of the World

Posted on July 06, 2011

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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the announcement that Jerzy Buzek, the President of the European Parliament, will address the Seanad next Tuesday. That will be an auspicious occasion. Group leaders will have a chance to ask Mr. Buzek questions and there will be an interaction with him on the floor of the House. That is an important announcement.

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Posted in: ChildrenJusticeHealth

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

Posted on June 21, 2011

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21st June 2011

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Posted in: JusticeHuman RightsEurope/International

Senator Bacik speaking on Galvin Report, losses to senior bondholders and announcements on ABC case

Posted on June 16, 2011

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16th June 2011

Senator Ivana Bacik: All of us join Senator O'Brien in expressing sympathy in regard to that latest appalling shooting. Last night there was a debate in this House on the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 with the Minister for Justice and Equality, and Members aired their concerns about the effectiveness of current legislative measures. The Minister helpfully indicated that he would conduct a review of the organised crime provisions in the Act, which I welcome as it is very important.

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Posted in: EconomyEurope/InternationalJustice

Senator Bacik speaking on the Jobs Initiative, and calling on the Leader to allow a debate on Training of Gardai

Posted on June 15, 2011

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15th June 2011

Senator Ivana Bacik: I, too, welcome the allocation of three hours for the Second Stage debate on the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2011 and the Leader's indication that we will have an opportunity to raise several issues with the Minister. One of the issues we must discuss is how to fund the jobs initiative. I welcome Senator Darragh O'Brien's indication that the Opposition supports the initiative.

Senator Darragh O'Brien: Parts of it.

Senator Ivana Bacik: The Senator indicated he supported the concept behind it.

Senator Darragh O'Brien: The principle, yes.

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Posted in: JusticeEconomyWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik calls for Urgent Debate on the Failures of Criminal Justice System in Response to Murphy Report, and Disturbing Newsnight Report on Bill Carney

Posted on March 10, 2010

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Senator Ivana Bacik: Will the Leader indicate when the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill is likely to come before the House? I am aware the legislation is still before a select committee and I understand an unprecedented number of amendments, some 700 in total, have been listed for the Bill. It is a matter of particular interest to learn when the legislation will come before the House as it is likely that we will need considerable time to deal with it.

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Posted in: ChildrenJusticeJustice

Senator speaking on the report of the Garda Inspectorate, Domestic Violence and the Civil Partnership Bill

Posted on January 28, 2010

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I add my voice to Senator Alex White's tribute to the very distinguished public servant who died this week, Mr. Paddy MacKernan. He was a former Secretary General at the Department of Foreign Affairs and I knew him personally. He was a remarkable man, warm and generous, with a distinguished public service career serving as a diplomat in many Irish embassies and as Secretary General. I note his passing and extend my sympathies to his wife Caitríona and his family.

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Posted in: JusticeEqualityLGBT Rights

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