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Speaking at the INMO & RCNI All-Ireland Midwifery Conference, Santry, Dublin

Posted on October 16, 2014

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'Pregnancy Pathways' - INMO & RCNI All-Ireland Midwifery Conference, Santry, Dublin

Speaking at the INMO and RCNI All-Ireland Annual Midwifery Conference in Santry, Dublin, on Thursday 16th October, I called for a review of the maternity care system, in particular focusing on the need to provide greater diversity of maternity care models, so that women may have greater freedom to choose to have midwife-led care in hospital; or to choose to have a home-birth.

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Outside Leinster House with AIMS Ireland and others in support of women's choice in maternity care

Posted on October 08, 2014

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Outside Leinster House with AIMS Ireland and others in support of women's choice in maternity care #PhilomenaCanning

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'Bringing ESC Rights Home' - Amnesty Ireland Report launch

Posted on October 08, 2014

Amnesty Ireland ESC Report

Today I attended the launch of the Amnesty International Ireland Report on ESC Rights, 'Bringing ESC Rights Home'.

Following the launch I used the opportunity through the Order of Business to ask the Leader to arrange a debate highlighting the economic, social and cultural rights that Amnesty Ireland have reported on.

Order of Business - 8/10/14

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'Business as usual amid political inaction on abortion' - Irish Times, 20th August 2014

Posted on September 04, 2014

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'Business as usual amid political inaction on abortion - Analysis: Small number of politicians not shy about taking to airwaves over controversy', Mary Minihan, Irish Times, Wed 20th August, 2014

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/business-as-usual-amid-political-inaction-on-abortion-1.1902573

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Press Coverage - The Journal.ie 'Calls for Ireland to legislate against online hate crime'

Posted on September 02, 2014

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'Calls for Ireland to legislate against online hate crime - A new report from the University of Limerick finds Ireland to be out of step with international legislation on hate crime.' Michael Sheils McNamee, thejournal.ie 

http://www.thejournal.ie/hate-crime-online-racism-ireland-new-report-1650047-Sep2014/

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University Times article on Constitutional Reform in Wake of ‘Y Case’ Controversy

Posted on August 27, 2014

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Ivana Bacik Calls for Constitutional Reform in Wake of ‘Y Case’ Controversy Trinity Professor Among Signatories of Open Letter in Support of New Referendum

Kayle Crosson Staff Writer

http://www.universitytimes.ie/?p=28181

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Opinion: Irish Times, 20th August - 'Abortion law must change to avert more tragic cases' - Ivana Bacik

Posted on August 20, 2014

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Here is the link to my Opinion piece in the Irish Times, August 20th 2014.

'We must address the real health needs of Irish women by holding a referendum to repeal the 1983 amendment...' Ivana Bacik

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/we-should-seek-political-agreement-for-a-referendum-within-the-term-of-this-government-1.1901769

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Press Coverage - The Journal.ie Abortion Referendum

Posted on August 19, 2014

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'These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.' Hugh O'Connell, Journal.ie August 19 2014

http://www.thejournal.ie/labour-tds-senators-abortion-referendum-1626324-Aug2014/

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Order of Business - Seanad Eireann (Tuesday, 15 July 2014)

Posted on July 15, 2014

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Order of Business (Tuesday, 15 July 2014)

I join Senator Darragh O'Brien in congratulating the new Ministers of State, although I understand they have not yet been formally appointed, and offering my commiseration to those who have lost office.

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Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014: Second Stage - Seanad Eireann

Posted on July 15, 2014

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Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014: Second Stage (Tuesday, 15 July 2014)

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