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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

Senator Bacik welcomes the debate on a Private Members' Bill on Abortion

Posted on April 19, 2012

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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 -----

(Interruptions)

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Posted in: HealthJusticeWomen's Rights

Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Motion

Posted on April 18, 2012

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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.

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Posted in: JusticeCulture & ArtsEurope/InternationalWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik Welcomes Final Stage of Female Genital Mutilation Bill

Posted on March 28, 2012

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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:

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Posted in: JusticeHealthHuman RightsEurope/InternationalWomen's Rights

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages

Posted on March 15, 2012

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Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages

Thursday, 15 March 2012

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Posted in: EqualityWomen's Rights

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