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Youtube: Sen. Ivana Bacik running for Seanad Election 2016

Posted on March 03, 2016

Ivana Bacik running for Seanad 2016! #SE16

Youtube: Sen. Ivana Bacik running for Seanad Election 2016

Earlier today I joined fellow Dublin University/Trinity College Dublin Panel #SeanadElection candidates in Trinity Academic Registry. There are a total of 15 candidates running and it's going to be a tough one! I hope you'll consider giving me your No.1 Vote!

Here is a short video clip. Feel free to watch and share. All support welcome!

#SE16 #Equality #SocialJustice #CriminalJustice #Education #RepealThe8th TCD Alumni

Ivana Bacik running for Seanad Election 2016

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Supporters Endorsements - Seanad Election 2016

Posted on March 03, 2016

Ivana Bacik on her way to hand in her Seanad Election 2016 nomination papers

Supporters Endorsement - Seanad Election 2016

‘I am delighted to support the candidacy of Ivana Bacik for the Seanad elections 2016. I believe that Ivana has made a real contribution to Irish politics during her time in the Seanad, and I know that she will continue to contribute, and to act effectively in representing her constituents, if re-elected to the Seanad this time.’

Emma Stokes (Dr. Emma Stokes (B.Sc. (Physio), M.Sc. 1990), Junior Dean and Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Discipline of Physiotherapy, TCD ). 

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Seanad Elections 2016 - Ivana Bacik hands in her nomination papers

Posted on March 01, 2016

Ivana Bacik running for Seanad 2016! #SE16

Seanad Elections 2016 - Ivana Bacik hands in her nomination papers

Today I submitted my nomination papers and am now a candidate for the Seanad elections 2016 on the Dublin University/Trinity College panel. I would really value and appreciate your support in this election.

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General Election 2016

Posted on February 29, 2016

Dublin Bay North supporters at the Count

It's been a tough weekend and it's not over yet! 

There are still recounts happening and there's even talk of lawyers having to come in. 

But well done to everybody who ran strong campaigns on behalf of the Labour Party. Commiserations to my colleagues who didn't make it and congratulations to those who have been confirmed as elected.

Tomorrow I shall be handing in my Seanad election nomination papers and hope all Dublin University graduates eligible to vote will consider giving me their No.1 vote! #GE16 

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Labour Party Press Statement: ONLY LABOUR WILL TACKLE THE GENDER PAY GAP - BURTON

Posted on February 19, 2016

Some of our Labour Women at the launch of the party's equality policy

ONLY LABOUR WILL TACKLE THE GENDER PAY GAP - BURTON


Tánaiste Joan Burton today outlined Labour’s plans to stand up for women in the workplace, at home and in the community.
Launching Labour’s plan for equality today, Joan Burton said, if re-elected to Government, Labour will tackle gender pay issues by ensuring large companies and public sector employers make public the details their own internal pay gaps in order to stimulate stronger action towards pay equality.
The provisions in the ‘Standing Up For Equality’ plan include:

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Check out my end-of-term newsletter!

Posted on February 18, 2016

Publication cover - Ivana Bacik Spring/End of term 2016 Newsletter

Spring/End-of-term Newsletter, Seanad Éireann 2016 

Have you checked out the latest news and highlights from my campaigns and contributions in my newsletter! Thank you for all your support, invitations and feedback, Ivana. 

 

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Order of Business, Seanad Éireann - Raised Matters (January 28th, 2016)

Posted on January 28, 2016

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Order of Business, Seaand Éireann - Raised Matters

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Senator Ivana Bacik:   I am grateful to the Leader for clarifying that the Seanad will sit next Tuesday and Wednesday, no matter what happens elsewhere. I also welcome the fact that we will have statements on the Report of the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis on Tuesday because that gives us the opportunity to read what is in the report. Having read preliminary reports of it and its key aspects, I commend all those who were on the committee for the immense work they put into producing the report. I commend to Senators an excellent article by our colleague, Senator O’Keeffe, in The Irish Times today describing the work of the committee and, in very fair terms, some of its pitfalls and positive aspects and the lessons it holds for the future. Many things are now clearer as a result of the report, in particular serious matters in terms of the behaviour of the Central Bank and the Financial Regulator, which, we are told, informed the Government in September 2008 that the six institutions covered by the guarantee were solvent. That is a critical finding. I look forward to the debate on Tuesday.
https://www.labour.ie/news/press/2016/01/28/banking-inquiry-report-demonstrates-fianna-fails-m/


  I welcome the publication yesterday of the first national maternity strategy, which many of those involved in maternity hospitals, the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, midwives and others have welcomed. This strategy will move in a very welcome fashion towards a non-hospital setting for childbirth and a stronger role for midwives in childbirth, where there are no complications. Women and midwives have campaigned for that for many years. 

  I also welcome the publication yesterday of the new skills strategy which will lead to 50,000 new apprenticeships being created over five years. That is critical to the continued strength of the economy and its growth. It will give new opportunities for many young adults in particular.

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No Fry Zone! Order of Business - 27th January 2016

Posted on January 27, 2016

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Order of Business, Seanad Éireann - Raised Matters

Senator Ivana Bacik: I commend Senator Noone who yesterday on the Commencement raised the issue of a no-fry zone. This is an issue that is getting a great deal of support, particularly from parents. It seeks new planning regulations to ensure that chip shops cannot be located within 500 m of a school. This is part of a drive for healthier living and healthier eating among children in order to tackle the very worrying levels of obesity. I commend the Senator on raising it and lend my support to the many parents' groups supporting the no-fry zone campaign.

Link to full transcript of the Order of Business, 27th January 2016

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New Year - First Order of Business, Seanad Éireann 2016

Posted on January 14, 2016

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Order of Business, Seanad Éireann 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Senator Ivana Bacik:   'I join others in wishing you, a Chathaoirligh, your staff and all present a happy new year. I also congratulate Mr. Peter Finnegan on his new appointment. I thank the Leader for facilitating a debate on flooding next week.

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Seanad Electoral Register Deadline Feb 26th 2016 - University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin Graduates

Posted on January 07, 2016

Seanad Electoral Register Form

Seanad Éireann Election 2016 - Making sure you are registered to vote! 

Despite the speculations and predictions we don't have an official date for the General or Seanad Election 2016. However, we do know that the Seanad electoral register deadline is Friday 26th February 2016. So if you are a Trinity College Dublin graduate and you plan to vote then make sure they have your correct and up-to-date details using the form linked below. 

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