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'Bringing ESC Rights Home' - Amnesty Ireland Report launch

Posted on October 08, 2014

Amnesty Ireland ESC Report

Today I attended the launch of the Amnesty International Ireland Report on ESC Rights, 'Bringing ESC Rights Home'.

Following the launch I used the opportunity through the Order of Business to ask the Leader to arrange a debate highlighting the economic, social and cultural rights that Amnesty Ireland have reported on.

Order of Business - 8/10/14

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Posted in: ChildrenCulture & ArtsEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Outside Leinster House with the Alzheimer's Society Ireland - members of the National Dementia Strategy

Posted on October 02, 2014

Alzheimer Society Ireland

Outside Leinster House with the Alzheimer's Society Ireland - members of the National Dementia Strategy.

 

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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

RTE News: IMMA Board Appointment

Posted on September 24, 2014

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http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0923/645762-politics/

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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

Big splash for MND Research

Posted on September 11, 2014

TD's, Senators and Councillors line up for ice bucket challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge, Trinity College Dublin, 29th August 2014

It was great fun and an honour to support the Trinity College Dublin hosted Ice Bucket Challenge last month. Congratulations and many thanks to Professor Orla Hardiman and her research team who organised the event.

Trinity received the Ice Bucket Challenge from Sheffield University http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/ice-bucket-challenge-sitran-1.398542 and Professor Hardiman received personal challenges from a number of people including her MND patients, but kindly extended the invite and over 50 staff, students and Oireachtas body members willingly volunteered themselves in support of the MND fundraiser.

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Posted in: HealthNews

'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

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