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Date for your diary - King's Inns annual debate on Marriage Equality

Posted on February 02, 2015

KGLS event

"That this house supports marriage equality in the upcoming referendum"

The King's Inns Gay and Lesbian Straight Alliance (KGLS) and the LSDSI annual debate in the Dining Hall of the Honorable Society of King's Inns, Henrietta Street.

Date: Thurday 19th February

Chair: Ms. Audrey Carville (RTE)

For the Motion: Senator Ivana Bacik and Senator Davod Norris.

Against the motion: Dr. John Murray, Iona Institute and Mr. Patrick Treacy SC.

 

 

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 20th – 27th January 2015 Digest

Posted on January 27, 2015

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 20th – 27th January 2015

Order of Business Digest – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012000014?opendocument

  • Happy New Year
  • Charlie Hebdo tragedy
  • Democracy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Blasphemy
  • Defamation Act
  • Extensive legislative programming
  • 41 Bills on the A list
  • Climate Action
  • Low Carbon Development Bill
  • Gender Recognition Bill
  • Employment Equality (Amendment) No. 2 Bill (Section 37.1)
  • LGBT rights
  • Marriage Equality Refeferndum
  • Opinion Polls
  • Complacency
  • Child and Family Relationships Bill

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012100006?opendocument

  • 70th Anniversary - Auschwitz Liberation
  • Second World War
  • Aer Lingus
  • Potential job losses 3,500
  • Syriza victory
  • EU
  • Recession
  • Debate on EU policy / financial and monetary policy

 

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015012800009?opendocument

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial PolicyThe EnvironmentWomen's Rights

Direct Provision System revisited

Posted on January 26, 2015

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Last week in the Seanad I welcomed the fact that we were debating the issue of Direct Provision again. Here is the transcript from my contribution to the debate when Minister O'Riordan returned to the chamber to discuss further issues.

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Posted in: ChildrenEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16th-17th December 2014

Posted on December 18, 2014

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16th-17th December 2014

This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121600004?opendocument

  • Sympathy for the victims in the Sydney siege tragedy
  • Referendum 2015 – Marriage Equality, Voting age, Blasphemy
  • Low Pay Commission
  • Deputy Gerald Nash, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700003?opendocument

  • Pakistan massacre/ Taliban
  • Children’s Rights – Childline funding
  • Banking Inquiry
  • ECB
  • Northern Ireland talks
  • Collective Bargaining

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Watch Senator Bacik's contribution - Electoral Commission: Motion

Posted on December 17, 2014

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Electoral Commission: Motion (17/12/14)

Here is the Youtube video of my contributions at the Electoral Commission Motion debate in the Seanad. Well done to Senator Fiach MacConghail and Senator Jillian Van Turnhout for initiating the debate and putting forward the motion. http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700028?opendocument

 

 

Posted in: ConstitutionEqualityEurope/InternationalNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Call for debate on collective bargaining - Order of Business, 17/12/14

Posted on December 17, 2014

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Yesterday in the Order of Business Seanad Éireann (17/12/14)
I called for a debate on collective bargaining. 


http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700003?opendocument

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Posted in: EconomyEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Repeal the Eighth Amendment Commission - Order of business 9th December

Posted on December 09, 2014

first meeting of the Labour Women Commission on Repeal of the Eighth Amendment 10 dec 14

This week in the Order of Business I welcomed the announcement of the Labour Women's newly formed Repeal the Eighth Amendment Commission.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014120900005?opendocument

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Labour Women establish Commission on Repeal of the 8th Amendment

Posted on December 05, 2014

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LABOUR WOMEN ESTABLISH COMMISSION ON REPEAL OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT

Labour Women, the women’s section of the Labour Party, has established a Labour Women Commission on Repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution (Article 40.3.3).

This Commission is tasked with examining the best legal and political strategies to accomplish:

1. Repeal of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution in its entirety;

2. The introduction of detailed legislation providing for the circumstances in which abortion may legally take place.

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Order of Business - Seanad Eireann 2nd - 4th December 2014

Posted on December 05, 2014

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Order of Business - Seanad Eireann 2-4th December 2014

This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014120200004?opendocument

  • Homeless

  • Jonathan Corrie tragedy

  • Education & Skills

  • Junior Cycle reform

  • Strike action

  • Sexual Offences Bill

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014120300003?opendocument

  • Banking crisis motions

  • Yeats 2015

  • Jonathan Corrie

  • Dublin local authorities & NGO sector to meet Deputy Kelly on homelessness crisis

  • Closure of homeless accommodation units

  • Hooded men case

  • European Court of Human Rights

  • Women in Academia

  • Micheline Sheehy Skeffington

  • Junior cycle reform

  • Tom Collins, Irish Times

 

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Order of Business - Seanad Eireann (18-20 November 2014)

Posted on November 21, 2014

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This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014111800005?opendocument

  • An Cosan

  • Jobstown protests

  • Secondary School Teachers Union

  • Gender Equality in Third level education

  • Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014111900003?opendocument#B00100

  • Irish Water

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