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Posted on March 30, 2015
VIDEO Senator Ivana Bacik has the floor at the Seanad Eireann debate, Committee Stage of the long awaited Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015, March 26th 2015.
Here's a short You Tube clip from my own contributions.
"Most people in Ireland who share a common sense of humanity and sense of reality support this Bill and the sensible measures in it."
#Equality #ChildrensRights #Family #Diversity
Posted on February 27, 2015 'Creating a More Equal and Inclusive Society' - Labour Women Commission on Repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution (Article 40.3.3). Labour Party Conference 2015 in Killarney, Co. Kerry
This morning I spoke on RTÉ Radio show, 'Today with Sean O'Rourke' on the Labour Women Commissioned Report and motion that Labour Party members will be voting on tonight at the Party Conference. To listen back follow the link - http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9%3A20735524%3A15036%3A27%2D02%2D2015%3A
The Irish Examiner covered the Report and below is a link to that front page article.
Posted on February 27, 2015 Order of Business – Seanad Éireann (25 th – 26 th February 2015) Digest Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links to the Oireachtas website for more details.
http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015022500002?opendocument#A00100 Irish Cricket Team Central Statistics Office – good news Deputy Joanna Tuffy on Govt’s record on job creation ( http://www.labour.ie/blog/2015/02/25/tuffy-highlights-labours-strong-track-record-in-ta/ ) Government creation of 80,000 jobs 1% drop in borrowing for Ireland Call for Seanad debate on Children & Family Relationships Bill 2014 Call for debate on Child Care Provision Report due on new models for the ECCE Scheme Working parents Condemnation of ISIS action in northern Syria
Posted on February 23, 2015 Order of Business – Seanad Éireann (17 th – 19 th February 2015) Digest Order of Business Digest – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links to the Oireachtas website for more details.
http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015021700002?opendocument#A00100 Denmark shootings Charlie Hebdo Free speech TCD meeting on free speech Democracy Cabinet approval of Children and Family Relationships Bill Child-centred reform Small schools policy, Dept. of Education Labour Party Marriage Equality Referendum launch Alcohol awareness Underage drinking
http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015021800002?opendocument#A00100 Prison escape Injured Prison Officers Gender Recognition Bill Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government announces €300 million housing investment programme European Investment Bank Housing Finance Agency
Posted on February 05, 2015 Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 3 rd-5th February 2015 Order of Business Digest – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.
http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015020300014?opendocument Aer Lingus takeover discussions Accenture jobs announcement 100 new Garda recruits Overseas development Human rights compliance Release of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste/ Egypt Human rights in Egypt Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Posted on December 09, 2014
This week in the Order of Business I welcomed the announcement of the Labour Women's newly formed Repeal the Eighth Amendment Commission.
Posted on December 05, 2014
Order of Business - Seanad Eireann 2-4
th December 2014
This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.
Jonathan Corrie tragedy
Education & Skills
Junior Cycle reform
Sexual Offences Bill
Banking crisis motions
Dublin local authorities & NGO sector to meet Deputy Kelly on homelessness crisis
Closure of homeless accommodation units
Hooded men case
European Court of Human Rights
Women in Academia
Micheline Sheehy Skeffington
Junior cycle reform
Tom Collins, Irish Times
Posted on November 12, 2014
Today I am in Paris on behalf of the Oireachtas Justice Committee attending the CAP (Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution) Conference on prostitution and human trafficking. Powerful presentations highlighting experiences of exploitation and oppression.
Posted on October 21, 2014 WiSER Talk: “As bad as it gets…as good as it could be? Leave Provision for Fathers in Ireland and Sweden”
On Tuesday, 21st October I was invited to Chair the WiSER TCD debate in EU House. This timely public lecture explored Ireland's current leave provision, particularly for fathers, against the backdrop of Sweden's provision of paid paternity/parental leave and the subsequent take-up of leave by fathers in Sweden. The speakers were two members of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research: Professor Eileen Drew, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and Professor Linda Haas, Indiana University (USA).
Posted on September 03, 2014 '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