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  1. tALTRepeal the 8th Issued 20 December 2017 For many years, I have campaigned for Repeal of the Eighth Amendment; ever since my student days when I was taken to court and threatened with prison by SPUC (Society for the …
  2. tALTGender Pay Gap Legislation Issued 1 December 2017 On 25th October 2017, a bill that I had introduced in the Seanad in May was passed through Committee stage with government support. My gender pay gap bill would require all …
  3. tALTVótáil 100 Issued 21 November 2017 As chairperson of the Vótáil100 committee which is organising the celebrations around the 2018 centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland, I am delighted that we will have …
  4. tALTSyrian Soldiarity Issued 10 September 2017 Like all of us, I have been appalled and distressed at the horrific scenes of bombing in Aleppo and other towns and cities across Syria, and disgusted at the brutality …
  5. tALTLabour Private Members Motion on Student Loans Issued 12 July 2017 I welcome the Minister of State to the House and I wish to echo the words of congratulation from Senator Ó Ríordáin on her new appointment. The Minister of State has such …
  6. tALTHuman Trafficking Enforcement Issued 28 June 2017 US Govt report highlights need for enforcement of Ireland's anti-trafficking laws28 June 2017 Labour spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Ivana Bacik, has expressed …
  7. tALTStatement by Senator Ivana Bacik on the death of Dr Ann Louise Gilligan Issued 15 June 2017 Statement by Senator Ivana Bacik on the death of Dr Ann Louise Gilligan15 June 2017 Senator Ivana Bacik, leader of the Labour group in the Seanad, today offered her …
  8. tALTPensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Benefit Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage Issued 22 March 2017 Pensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Benefit Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] Senator Ivana Bacik:  I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second …
  9. tALTTHE CASE FOR REPEAL OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT MY SUBMISSION TO THE CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY 14 th DECEMBER 2016 Issued 14 December 2016 Summary Each year, thousands of women travel to England from Ireland to access terminations of pregnancy; 3,451 women made the journey in 2015 (63 per week; 9 per day). Over …
  10. tALTLabour Party/PES International Seminar on Brexit Issued 13 December 2016 The Labour Party hosted a major international seminar on Brexit to discuss the ways in which Ireland may be impacted by the UK's decision to leave the European Union.  …
  11. tALTPensions Equality Bill Issued 6 December 2016 This Bill seeks to address the small number of cases where retired employees who were legally not permitted to marry persons of the same sex before a particular date may be …
  12. tALTLegal Cases That Changed Ireland - New Book Out now from Clarus Press Issued 1 December 2016 Legal Cases that Changed Ireland  Legal Cases that Changed Ireland examines key legal cases which have brought about significant social change in Ireland. The book is based …
  13. tALTNERI report shows a living wage is key to tackling gender pay gap Issued 14 July 2016 A study by the Nevin Economic Research Institute has shown that almost three quarters of people earning the minimum wage in Ireland are women. The disproportionately high …
  14. tALTAll-Party Motion in the Seanad on Ibrahim Halawa Issued 7 July 2016 That Seanad Éireann: - notes that Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish citizen, has been detained without due process in Egypt for three years since being arrested as a child of 17 …
  15. tALTBacik welcomes announcement on refugee resettlement programme, criticises delays Issued 7 July 2016 Senator Ivana Bacik today welcomed confirmation from the Tánaiste that Ireland will admit an additional 260 Syrian refugees for resettlement here by autumn 2016, but …
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