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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/

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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/

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Press coverage on Hate Crime Report Launch - Irish Times

Posted on September 02, 2014

Launch of Hate Crime Report

'Longer sentences for hate crimes proposed in report - New laws urgently needed to protect vulnerable communities, Limerick academics conclude,' Mary Minihan - Irish Times, Tuesday 2nd Sept.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/longer-sentences-for-hate-crimes-proposed-in-report-1.1914742

 

 

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Hate Crime Report Launch

Posted on September 02, 2014

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BACIK LAUNCHES REPORT BY UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK ACADEMICS ON HATE CRIME AND SEEKS LEGISLATIVE CHANGE

Labour Seanad leader, spokesperson on Justice
Tuesday 2nd September 2014, Buswells Hotel, Dublin

Speaking at the launch of the report, Senator Bacik said:

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University Times article on Constitutional Reform in Wake of ‘Y Case’ Controversy

Posted on August 27, 2014

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Ivana Bacik Calls for Constitutional Reform in Wake of ‘Y Case’ Controversy Trinity Professor Among Signatories of Open Letter in Support of New Referendum

Kayle Crosson Staff Writer

http://www.universitytimes.ie/?p=28181

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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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Press Coverage - The Journal.ie Abortion Referendum

Posted on August 19, 2014

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'These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.' Hugh O'Connell, Journal.ie August 19 2014

http://www.thejournal.ie/labour-tds-senators-abortion-referendum-1626324-Aug2014/

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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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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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Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014: Committee Stage

Posted on July 16, 2014

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Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014:

Committee Stage

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

 I welcome the Minister to the House. I also welcome Gráinne O'Toole, Mohammed Younis and their colleagues from the Migrant Rights Centre, who are in the Visitors' Gallery as my guests to watch the debate. I echo the words of Senator Cullinane in commending the Migrant Rights Centre on its work on this legislation, which aims to ensure an ending of exploitative work practices.

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