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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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Posted in: EqualityWomen's Rights

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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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEqualityWomen's Rights

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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Senator Bacik calls for Debate on Climate Change Legislation

Posted on June 04, 2010

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Order of Business

Senator Ivana Bacik: I, on behalf of the Labour Party, join other Members in welcoming the Paisleys to the House. It is historic to see them in the Distinguished Visitors Gallery.

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Posted in: NewsThe EnvironmentWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik calls for debates on Banking, Third Level Education, and Women's Particpation in Politics

Posted on March 03, 2010

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I second the amendment proposed by Senator Fitzgerald calling for a debate on this most disturbing report, which is of deep concern to all of us. In 2010, with all the revelations and reports we have had, we are still seeing such immense failings in our child protection system.

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