I was pleased to be invited to speak as part of the series of lectures organised by The People's College, Dublin on Collective Bargaining. Here is a You Tube link as I spoke with students and guests on the right to collective bargaining and on the shape of pending Government legislation.
Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013: Second Stage
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Senator Ivana Bacik: I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013. I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, and thank her for taking the Bill on behalf of the Government.
Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012: Second Stage
Friday, 27 April 2012
Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State. It is a pleasure for me to speak after the eloquent and expert spokesperson on social welfare, Senator Marie Maloney. I will address a couple of the points raised during the debate.
Senator Ivana Bacik: I support what Senator Norris said about the need for recognition of children of civil partnerships. This is an issue I, Senator Norris and a number of others made at various times during the Civil Partnership Bill debate. I am aware it is not directly concerned with this issue, but I want to mention it.
Senator Ivana Bacik: The Minister for Social Protection will be in the House in two weeks time to discuss a major Bill. I join Senator O'Brien in expressing sympathy to the family of the man shot dead in Clondalkin. It is sad to see in one week two such murders being committed in Dublin.