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Senator Bacik welcomes the debate on a Private Members' Bill on Abortion

Posted on April 19, 2012

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Order of Business

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I join my colleagues in expressing condolence to the family of the late Mr. Barry.

On the issue of corporate donations, I am glad to hear Fianna Fáil has been converted. It is a case of closing the stable door some time after the horse has bolted but none the less -----

(Interruptions)

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Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Motion

Posted on April 18, 2012

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Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Motion

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister to the House and am glad of the opportunity to renew this debate. We had a full debate on this issue six months ago. I commend Senators Zappone, Mac Conghail and van Turnhout, as well as the other Independent Senators, for bringing the debate to the floor of the House again. They have kept everyone on their toes as regards timing and have also kept this issue at the forefront of our minds.

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Senator Bacik Welcomes Final Stage of Female Genital Mutilation Bill

Posted on March 28, 2012

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SENATOR BACIK WELCOMES FINAL STAGE OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION BILL


Senator Ivana Bacik, Labour Senator for Dublin University,
Wed 28th March 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik today welcomed the final stage of the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill2011 through the Seanad. It has been passed through both Dail and Seanad and returns to the Seanad today to pass the amendments made in the Dail.

Speaking during the debate today,Senator Bacik will say:

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Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages

Posted on March 15, 2012

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Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages

Thursday, 15 March 2012

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Senator Bacik calls for debate on Advertising Standards

Posted on March 07, 2012

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Order of Business

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: Cosúil le Seanadóir Ó Bríain, ba mhaith liom cúpla focail a rá as Gaeilge i seachtain na Gaeilge. Níl go leor Gaeilge agam anois ach bhí fáinne airgead agamsa nuair a bhí mé ar scoil cúpla bliain ó shin.

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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEqualityWomen's Rights

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Posted on February 02, 2012

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Electoral (Amendment)(Political Funding) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I am delighted to be here to speak on Second Stage of the Electoral (Amendment)(Political Funding) Bill 2011. I am particularly pleased and grateful to the Minister that the Bill is being introduced in the Seanad. It is most appropriate that it is introduced here.

The Bill will make important reforms to political donations, increase transparency in our system of political donations and place important and significant new restrictions on corporate donations. We all very much welcome those changes.

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Senator Bacik Welcomes Appointment of Mrs Justice Susan Denham, First Woman to Serve as Chief Justice

Posted on July 20, 2011

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Order of Business

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Senator Ivana Bacik: I join in congratulating Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and his family on their new arrival. I welcome the new format announced by the Leader for today's discussion with the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. A question and answer session has the potential to be far more productive than the traditional set-piece speech from the Minister.

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Posted in: JusticeWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik speaking on the Jobs Initiative, and calling on the Leader to allow a debate on Training of Gardai

Posted on June 15, 2011

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Order of Business

15th June 2011

Senator Ivana Bacik: I, too, welcome the allocation of three hours for the Second Stage debate on the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2011 and the Leader's indication that we will have an opportunity to raise several issues with the Minister. One of the issues we must discuss is how to fund the jobs initiative. I welcome Senator Darragh O'Brien's indication that the Opposition supports the initiative.

Senator Darragh O'Brien: Parts of it.

Senator Ivana Bacik: The Senator indicated he supported the concept behind it.

Senator Darragh O'Brien: The principle, yes.

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Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Posted on June 02, 2011

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Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill 2011: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Bacik Welcomes Publication of Bill to Ban Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on January 20, 2011

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Labour Party Seanad Spokesperson on Justice
Thursday, 20th January 2011

BACIK WELCOMES PUBLICATION OF BILL TO BAN FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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