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  1. tALTPress Release: Senator Bacik Criticises Levels of Imprisonment for Non-Payment of Fines Issued 9 November 2009 Statement by Senator Ivana Bacik Labour Senator for Dublin UniversityPanel Monday 9th November 2009 SENATOR BACIK CRITICISES LEVELS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR NON-PAYMENT OF FINES …
  2. tALTSenator Bacik speaking on Child Sexual Abuse and the Murphy Report Issued 29 October 2009 Order of Business Senator Ivana Bacik: I ask the Leader for a debate on a serious matter, namely, the operation of the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004. That may sound …
  3. tALTChoices or Barriers? A Response to Matt Cooper Issued 14 October 2009 Senator Ivana Bacik (A version of this response appearered in The Examiner on the 8th of October 2009) Last Wednesday, at a protest against cutbacks outside the Dáil, Susan …
  4. tALTSenator Bacik voted "Gay-Friendly Politician of the Year" Issued 26 September 2009 Senator Bacik comments: "I am honoured to have received the first GALA award of ‘Gay-Friendly Politician of the Year" at the NLGF Awards, held 25th September …
  5. tALT"Blasphemy Law a Return to the Middle Ages" Issued 17 July 2009 To read Alison Healy's article "Blasphemy Law a Return to the Middle Ages- Dawkins", which appeared in The Irish Times last Monday 13th July, click on the following …
  6. tALTSenator Bacik calls for a dabate on Prisons, and a debate on Iran. Issued 24 June 2009 Order of Business Senator Ivana Bacik: I support Senator Mary White's call for a debate on prisons, which is long overdue. The work of the Irish Penal Reform Trust to which …
  7. tALTSenator Bacik supports a call for debate on the Ryan Report. Issued 11 June 2009 Order of Business Senator Ivana Bacik: I support calls made by other colleagues for a debate on some issues arising from the Ryan report. I found it incredibly moving …
  8. tALTSenator Bacik commenting on the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse. Issued 28 May 2009 Order of Business Senator Ivana Bacik: On the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, Senator Harris is correct to say that we will be judged by future …
  9. tALTSenator Bacik speaking on Gangland Crime Issued 30 April 2009 Statments. Senator Ivana Bacik: I thank Senator Norris for sharing his time with me and I welcome the Minister of State to the House. I echo the words of Senator Norris in …
  10. tALTSenator Bacik supporting debates on the quality of water supply, on crime and on the forthcoming Criminal Justice Bill Issued 23 April 2009 Order of Business Senator Ivana Bacik: I join Senator Donohoe in congratulating my colleague, Senator Norris. I support Senator Norris in his call for a debate on the quality …
  11. tALTSenator Bacik Speaking on Today With Pat Kenny, RTE Radio 1. Issued 21 April 2009 To hear Ivana speaking on abortion on the Pat Kenny radio show (Tuesday 21st of April 2009) click on the following link: …
  12. tALTSenator Ivana Bacik and Senator David Norris Confirm Support for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Issued 16 April 2009 Press Release Independent Senators David Norris and Ivana Bacik today held a well-attended press conference at 11.00am on Thursday 16th April 2009 in the Earl of Kildare …
  13. tALTSenator Bacik Contributes to Debate on the Budget Issued 9 April 2009 Order of Business Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State. I also welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate on the budget. Previous speakers referred …
  14. tALTSenator Bacik calls for a debate on the Budget Issued 8 April 2009 Order of Business Senator Ivana Bacik: I support the call from Senator Fitzgerald and others that Members should debate the budget today. It seems extraordinary that, when …
  15. tALTIvana speaking on reform of the Labour Party Issued 30 March 2009 To see Ivana speak on the the 21st Century Commission on reform of the Labour party click here.
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