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Tuam Babies - Order of Business (4th June 2014)

Posted on June 10, 2014

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Order of Business - 4th June.

I support the call made last week by Senator Hildegarde Naughton who called for an inquiry into the recent worrying revelations of the deaths of some 800 infants between 1925 and 1961 in a mother and baby home in Tuam in County Galway. I know considerable momentum has gathered around this as local historians have uncovered appalling information about these deaths and the way in which they went unreported and were hidden. We need to know more about what has happened there.

Posted in: JusticeWomen's Rights

Bacik Chairs Launch of VSO 'Women in Power' Report

Posted on April 29, 2014

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Senator Ivana Bacik will today be chairing the launch of a major report by VSO Ireland (Voluntary Service Overseas), ‘Women in Power: beyond access to influence in a post-2015 world.’

The launch is being co-hosted by VSO Ireland and Trocaire, and will take place in the Little Museum of Dublin from 1-2pm.

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Posted in: Women's Rights

Launching International Women's Week at Trinity - University Times

Posted on March 04, 2014

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Trinity College Launches International Women’s Week

International Women's Week was launched yesterday in Front Square by Senator Ivana Bacik...

http://www.universitytimes.ie/?p=24649

#IWD #Trinity #UniversityTimes #TCD

Posted in: EducationNewsWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik asks for debate on Domestic Violence, and supports calls for debate on Ukraine

Posted on February 27, 2014

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Order of Business

Senator Ivana Bacik: I join with Senator O'Brien in thanking the Leader for outlining the format of the debates for next week. I welcome the fact that the focus will be on jobs, because a number of Members have called for a debate on this issue, and it is good to hear that the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will be here to discuss different aspects of the jobs strategy.

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Posted in: Europe/InternationalHuman RightsNewsWomen's Rights

Press Coverage of the Oireachtas Women Picture Launch

Posted on November 07, 2013

Oireachtas Women Photograph Unveiling

To read Lise Hand's article, 'Ladies of Leinster House earn place in history', which appeared in today's Irish Independent please click here.

You can also read the article below:

'Ladies of Leinster House earn place in history', Lise Hand, Irish Independent (7th November 2013).

A QUINTET of Oireachtas 'femmes formidables' assembled on the Leinster House plinth to unveil a photo which will shortly hang inside the building.

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Posted in: EqualityWomen's Rights

The Abortion Debate: My Response to Breda O'Brien

Posted on July 30, 2013

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To read my response to Breda O'Brien, published in today's Irish Times, please click on this link or see below.

Sir, – I take serious exception to the comments made about me by Breda O’Brien (Opinion, July 27th). Yet again she has used her Saturday column to launch a tirade against any legalisation of abortion. Her constant crusade to portray all those who would like to see sensible reform of our highly restrictive abortion law as “militant pro-choicers” has become very tedious. But in this case it is important to set the record straight.

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Posted in: HealthWomen's Rights

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill is not a ‘slippery slope’ to abortion on demand

Posted on July 23, 2013

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To read my article, as it appeared in the Irish Times, click here or read below.

Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill is not a ‘slippery slope’ to abortion on demand

Over the last week, as the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has been debated in the Seanad, we have been subjected to particularly graphic and insensitive descriptions of abortion procedures by some of those opposing the Bill. While the majority of contributors to the debate have been thoughtful and measured, it is unfortunate that a small number have resorted to these tactics.

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Posted in: HealthWomen's Rights

Order of Business: Direct Provision, Protection of Life Bill

Posted on July 10, 2013

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEqualityHealthHuman RightsNewsSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik asks for the remit of the ASAI to be extended

Posted on June 28, 2012

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Order of Business Thursday, 28 June 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I know the Leader will address the issue of the insolvency Bill. I do not think there will be any difficulty about sitting longer to have that debate. I said previously that the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality report on the insolvency Bill, following two days of hearings, would be a useful topic for debate.

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Posted in: EconomyEqualityJusticeLGBT RightsWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik seeks specific debate on Regulation of Advertising in light of Youth Defence's most recent billboard campaign

Posted on June 27, 2012

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Order of Business

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the imminent publication of the personal insolvency Bill on which it would be a good idea to receive a briefing. If a briefing is provided for Senators, I ask that we are circulated a copy of the report of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality on the personal insolvency legislation. The report made a number of recommendations and includes a full transcript of our hearings with stakeholders and interested parties. It would inform our debate on the Bill.

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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEqualityHealthWomen's Rights

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