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.
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.
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.
BACIK WELCOMES MINISTER FLANAGAN’S ACCEPTANCE OF LABOUR PROPOSAL
Senator Ivana Bacik, speaking as leader of the Labour group of Senators during the Seanad debate on Gaza on 31st July, called upon Minster for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan to seek a recall of the Council of EU Foreign Ministers to ensure that the EU would take stronger action to put an end to the Israeli bombardment of Gaza and to prevent any further killing and injury of civilians.