Blog Archive | Women's Rights
Posted on November 07, 2013
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.
Posted on July 30, 2013
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.
Posted on July 23, 2013
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.
Posted on June 28, 2012
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.
Posted on June 27, 2012
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.
Posted on April 19, 2012
Order of Business
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Senator Ivana Bacik: I join my colleagues in expressing condolence to the family of the late Mr. Barry.
On the issue of corporate donations, I am glad to hear Fianna Fáil has been converted. It is a case of closing the stable door some time after the horse has bolted but none the less -----
Posted on April 18, 2012
Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Motion
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister to the House and am glad of the opportunity to renew this debate. We had a full debate on this issue six months ago. I commend Senators Zappone, Mac Conghail and van Turnhout, as well as the other Independent Senators, for bringing the debate to the floor of the House again. They have kept everyone on their toes as regards timing and have also kept this issue at the forefront of our minds.
Posted on March 28, 2012
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:
Posted on March 15, 2012
Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages
Thursday, 15 March 2012