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WiSER Talk: “As bad as it gets…as good as it could be? Leave Provision for Fathers in Ireland and Sweden” - EU House, Dublin

Posted on October 21, 2014

With Prof Linda Haas and Prof Eileen Drew WiSER

WiSER Talk: “As bad as it gets…as good as it could be? Leave Provision for Fathers in Ireland and Sweden”

On Tuesday, 21st October I was invited to Chair the WiSER TCD debate in EU House. This timely public lecture explored Ireland's current leave provision, particularly for fathers, against the backdrop of Sweden's provision of paid paternity/paren​tal leave and the subsequent take-up of leave by fathers in Sweden.  The speakers were two members of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research: Professor Eileen Drew, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and Professor Linda Haas, Indiana University (USA).

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'Imprison fewer women', - Village Magazine article

Posted on October 17, 2014

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'Imprison fewer women' - by Ivana Bacik

Village Magazine Oct 2014

'Women are a tiny minority in prisons and a particularly marginalised and vulnerable group. On average, only about 3-4% of those in prison are women. While prison numbers in Ireland generally have stabilised and even reduced in recent years, there have been increasing numbers of women committed to prison.'

To read more follow the link or buy a copy this month.

http://www.villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2014/10/imprison-fewer-women/

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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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