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Senator Bacik calls for debate on homophobia and free speech

Posted on February 04, 2014

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Senator Ivana Bacik: First, I wish our colleague, Senator Feargal Quinn, well. I understand today marks an important anniversary in that it is his 21st year in the Seanad. I know all of us will want to join in those good wishes to him.

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Senator Bacik calls for debate on climate change, and welcomes Minister Shatter's comments regarding children of same-sex couples

Posted on January 22, 2014

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Call for a debate on homophobia - draconian Russian laws (Order of Business)

Posted on June 18, 2013

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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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Senator Bacik asks for the remit of the ASAI to be extended

Posted on June 28, 2012

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I know the Leader will address the issue of the insolvency Bill. I do not think there will be any difficulty about sitting longer to have that debate. I said previously that the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality report on the insolvency Bill, following two days of hearings, would be a useful topic for debate.

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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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Senator Bacik calls for debates on the ownership of national schools, the Climate Protection Bill, and the Civil Partnership Bill.

Posted on June 17, 2009

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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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Taxation

Posted on October 23, 2008

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Senator Bacik speaking on Universal Access and Civil Partnership

Posted on October 22, 2008

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