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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012: Second Stage

Posted on April 27, 2012

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012: Second Stage

Friday, 27 April 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State. It is a pleasure for me to speak after the eloquent and expert spokesperson on social welfare, Senator Marie Maloney. I will address a couple of the points raised during the debate.

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Posted in: Social Policy

Senator Bacik speaking on water charges, and calling for a debate on the forthcoming merger of the Equality Authority and IHRC

Posted on April 24, 2012

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Order of Business

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

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Posted in: EconomyEqualityNews

Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Committee and Remaining Stages

Posted on April 24, 2012

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Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Committee and Remaining Stages

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

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Posted in: ConstitutionEconomy

Senator Bacik Welcomes Debate on the Stability Treaty

Posted on April 23, 2012

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Order of Business

Monday, 23 April 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: Like Senator Darragh O'Brien, I am grateful to the Leader, Senator Cummins, for setting out the reasons for the changes to the schedule of business for this week. All Members will agree it is unfortunate those changes needed to be made and the House will now not sit on Thursday. I am sure everyone accepts that, in view of the need to allow time for amendments to be tabled to the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012, there are exceptional circumstances involved.

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Posted in: ConstitutionEconomy

Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012

Posted on April 23, 2012

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Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Second Stage

Monday, 23 April 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Joe Costello, and wish him well on his appointment. We look forward to him bringing his customary enthusiasm and expertise to this important portfolio.

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Posted in: ConstitutionEconomy

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

Senator Bacik calls for debate on how best to pass legislation to protect scarce resources and ensure conservation.

Posted on April 18, 2012

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Order of Business

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the decision made at yesterday's Cabinet meeting on water and on the establishment of Irish Water, an independent State-owned subsidiary within the Bord Gáis Éireann group. It is clear. It is a big initiative and an important one. It will be the biggest State company formed in a long time.

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Posted in: Europe/InternationalThe Environment

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

Privacy Bill: Second Stage 2012

Posted on March 28, 2012

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Privacy Bill 2012: Second Stage

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister and the opportunity to debate the Bill. I commend Senator David Norris for taking the initiative and reintroducing a privacy Bill to the House. The 2006 Bill is on the Order Paper having been reintroduced by the Minister in June 2011. I pay particular tribute to the Senator who in litigation has done a good deal to give force and meaning to the privacy provisions in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is important to note this point.

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