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March4Choice 2012 - From the archives

Posted on August 06, 2015

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Here's one from the archives, thanks to Mick Fitz for capturing this video of the March4Choice rally in Dublin, 2012.

As we approach another campaign and potential referendum to Repeal the 8th Amendment I still stand committed to safe and legal access to abortion rights and the right to choose. #IAmProChoice 

 

Filmed by Micks Metaphors 

Published on Oct 1, 2012

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BACIK CALLS FOR LEGISLATION ON HATE CRIME

Posted on July 09, 2015

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BACIK CALLS FOR LEGISLATION ON HATE CRIME

Labour Seanad leader, Spokesperson on Justice
Thursday 9th July 2015

Senator Ivana Bacik will this evening be one of the speakers at a public meeting hosted by Labour Equality on 'Hate Crime: Old Prejudices, New Responses' to be held at 7pm in Wynns Hotel. 

In her speech tonight, Senator Bacik will call for the introduction of legislation on hate crime, and will say:

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62% Voted in Favour of Marriage Equality!

Posted on May 25, 2015

Irish Times May 25th, on the podium at the Declaration, Dublin Castle

Ireland said Yes to civil marriage equality for same-sex couples! 

In what can only be described as a landslide victory we saw a huge turnout around the country - 62% voted in favour of extending civil marriage to same-sex couples. 

It was a great day for Ireland, for democracy and for every Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender person and their friends and families. 

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/same-sex-marriage-may-be-legal-by-september-1.2224563

Irish Times coverage Monday 25th May 2015.

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Dublin Bay South Vote Yes Campaign Trail

Posted on May 19, 2015

With the Clarke-Wallace family and Rachel

It's been an uplifting campaign these past few weeks meeting lots of Yes Voters in support of the Marriage Equality Referendum.

But with 3 days to go there is no room for complacency - we need people to turn up and cast their yes votes in the ballot box. 

Let's make equality history together on May 22nd! 

#MarRef #MakeItHappen 

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Marriage Equality Referendum: No Room for Complacency!

Posted on May 11, 2015

Out on the Marriage Equality Referendum canvass

Equality is good for everybody! 

With just 11 days to go we must all do our best to secure the Yes Votes! 

Good article from my Labour Party colleague and former Tanaiste and Party Leader, Eamon Gilmore in today's Irish Times and on Sunday at the Arbour Hill Commemorative Gathering Joan Burton spoke passionately about  the importance of winning this referendum and achieving more equality! Let's #MakeItHappen 

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/gilmore-warns-against-referendum-complacency-1.2207963

 

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Referendum Commission 2015 - independent guides to casting your vote

Posted on April 27, 2015

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On Friday 22nd May 2015 (7am-10pm) citizens of the Republic of Ireland will be asked to play their part in shaping our democracy by casting their votes on two important questions. Here are the links to the independent guides published by the Referendum Commission 2015. You can watch or listen to the video (with sign language) or download the pdf files in both English and Irish. 

http://refcom2015.ie/

http://refcom2015.ie/english_guide.pdf

http://refcom2015.ie/irish_guide.pdf

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You Tube video: Safe Ireland 'The lawlessness of the home' Report launch Ivana Bacik

Posted on April 27, 2015

Safe Ireland report launch. Image taken by Cyril Byrne Irish Times

Safe Ireland 'The lawlessness of the home' launch Ivana Bacik

30th March 2015

I had the great privilege of being asked to launch the Safe Ireland 'The lawlessness of the home' Report on behalf of the Minister for Justice & Equality. Here is a You Tube link to my opening address.

#DomesticViolence

 

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Order of Business: Yes Equality Campaign Bus Tour Launch gets a mention

Posted on April 22, 2015

Yes Equality Campaign Bus Tour Launch

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2015042200002?opendocument#A00100

Order of Business

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

I was delighted to attend just now the launch of the Yes Equality bus which will be making a nationwide tour over the coming four weeks. It will be calling for a Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum on 22 May. We have debated this issue already in this House, of course, but I ask colleagues to keep an eye out for the bus when it visits their local area and to tweet if they see it.

#YesEquality #BusTour 

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YouTube Video: Marriage Equality Bill 2015 - Second Stage Contribution

Posted on March 30, 2015

Labour Party launch Marriage Equality Referendum,February, Liberty Hall

Watch this short video of my Seanad contribution as I join my colleagues in support of the Marriage Equality Bill 2015 in the Second Stage debates.

A hugely proud time for all of us, for my Party, for my colleagues and for all of us who are tirelessly working to achieve equality for LGBT couples and their families.

#History #YesEquality #May22 #Referendum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAqLCNR2htc&feature=youtu.be

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Sen. Ivana Bacik's Contribution - Children and Family Relationships Bill Committee Stage 2015

Posted on March 30, 2015

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Senator Ivana Bacik has the floor at the Seanad Eireann debate, Committee Stage of the long awaited Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015, March 26th 2015.

Here's a short You Tube clip from my own contributions.

"Most people in Ireland who share a common sense of humanity and sense of reality support this Bill and the sensible measures in it."

#Equality #ChildrensRights #Family #Diversity

 

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