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Outside Leinster House with AIMS Ireland and others in support of women's choice in maternity care

Posted on October 08, 2014

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Outside Leinster House with AIMS Ireland and others in support of women's choice in maternity care #PhilomenaCanning

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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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'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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'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

Opinion: Irish Times, 20th August - 'Abortion law must change to avert more tragic cases' - Ivana Bacik

Posted on August 20, 2014

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Here is the link to my Opinion piece in the Irish Times, August 20th 2014.

'We must address the real health needs of Irish women by holding a referendum to repeal the 1983 amendment...' Ivana Bacik

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/we-should-seek-political-agreement-for-a-referendum-within-the-term-of-this-government-1.1901769

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Minister Flanagan Accepts Labour Proposal - Gaza & Ukraine Debate

Posted on August 01, 2014

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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.

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Posted in: Europe/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial Policy

BACIK URGES RECALL OF EU FOREIGN MINISTERS COUNCIL - Speaking in Seanad Éireann debate on the situation in Gaza

Posted on July 31, 2014

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SPEECH BY SENATOR IVANA BACIK  Labour Seanad leader, Spokesperson on Justice Thursday 31st July 2014

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LABOUR SENATORS WELCOME TODAY’S DEBATE ON GAZA

Posted on July 31, 2014

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Senator Ivana Bacik, speaking as leader of the Labour group of Senators, today welcomed the special sitting of the Seanad to debate the situations in Gaza and Ukraine.

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