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Senator Bacik calls for debate on homophobia and free speech

Posted on February 04, 2014

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Senator Ivana Bacik: First, I wish our colleague, Senator Feargal Quinn, well. I understand today marks an important anniversary in that it is his 21st year in the Seanad. I know all of us will want to join in those good wishes to him.

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Posted in: LGBT RightsNews

Senator Bacik Supports Call for Debate on National Dementia Strategy, and Compliments Debate on Seanad Reform

Posted on January 30, 2014

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Senator Ivana Bacik: On behalf of the Labour Party group I wish to be associated with the sympathy extended to the family of the late John Carty, the former Senator and Member of the other House.

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Senator Bacik asks for debates on Safeguarding Children, and School Patronage

Posted on January 29, 2014

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Senator Ivana Bacik: I also welcome the appointments by the Minister to the expert group, in particular to very much welcome the fact that it will be chaired by former judge and Senator, Catherine McGuinness, who has proven herself an excellent chair on similar expert group reports on very different issues such as the prison at Thornton Hall. I anticipate that the group will conduct its hearings in a thorough and comprehensive manner.

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Posted in: ChildrenEducation

Senator Bacik welcomes the Louise O'Keeffe Judgment handed down in the ECHR

Posted on January 28, 2014

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Posted in: Human RightsNews

Senator Bacik calls for debate on climate change, and welcomes Minister Shatter's comments regarding children of same-sex couples

Posted on January 22, 2014

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Posted in: LGBT RightsThe Environment

Senator Bacik asks for debate on the worsening situation in Syria

Posted on January 21, 2014

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Posted in: EducationEurope/InternationalHuman RightsNews

Senator Bacik calls for debate on homelessness

Posted on January 15, 2014

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Posted in: Social Policy

Update from Ivana

Posted on December 20, 2013

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1. Website

Welcome to my new website!

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Posted in: ConstitutionHealthNewsSeanad

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

Opening of New Portobello Educate Together National School

Posted on October 02, 2013

Portobello Educate Together Family Fun Day, 2011

As Chairperson of the interim Board of the Portobello Educate Together National School, I have been working with our many supporters in the local community for over three years to establish a new multi-denominational school. The school opened on 2nd September 2013 in the former Film Censor’s office on Harcourt Terrace, beside the former garda station and it is going really well.

We had a big Fun Day event in Iveagh Gardens to celebrate the opening on Sunday 29th September and a pub quiz fundraiser is happening at 8pm on Friday 22nd November 2013 (8pm, McGowan's pub, Harold's Cross).

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Posted in: Education

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