Blog Archive | Women's Rights
Posted on June 10, 2014
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 on April 29, 2014
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.
Posted on March 04, 2014
Trinity College Launches International Women’s Week
International Women's Week was launched yesterday in Front Square by Senator Ivana Bacik...
#IWD #Trinity #UniversityTimes #TCD
Posted on February 27, 2014
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.
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.