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Senator Bacik calls for debate on Banking, and on the Mahon Tribunal Report

Posted on March 22, 2012

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Order of Business

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I thank Senator O'Brien for his very constructive comments on a number of issues. I agree with him that it is people's duty to pay the household charge. I disagree with him on the numbers paying. Over the coming days before the deadline of 31 March we will see an exponential rise in those paying. People always leave any payment until they absolutely have to pay it.

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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEconomyJustice

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages

Posted on March 15, 2012

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Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Report and Final Stages

Thursday, 15 March 2012

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Posted in: EqualityWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik calls for debate on Advertising Standards

Posted on March 07, 2012

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Order of Business

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: Cosúil le Seanadóir Ó Bríain, ba mhaith liom cúpla focail a rá as Gaeilge i seachtain na Gaeilge. Níl go leor Gaeilge agam anois ach bhí fáinne airgead agamsa nuair a bhí mé ar scoil cúpla bliain ó shin.

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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEqualityWomen's Rights

Electoral (Amendment)(Political Funding) Bill 2011: Committee Stage (Resumed)

Posted on February 29, 2012

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Electoral (Amendment)(Political Funding) Bill 2011: Committee Stage (Resumed)

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I am delighted to have an opportunity to discuss a couple of important issues to do with the Bill covered in this group of amendments. The two issues cover the idea of a sunset clause and extending the remit of the legislation to cover local and, potentially, Seanad elections.

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Posted in: News

Senator Bacik welcomes Publication of Whistleblowers Bill, and asks for debate on the Jobs Plan

Posted on February 28, 2012

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Order of Business

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: With regard to the last issue raised by Senator Darragh O'Brien, the Tánaiste gave a robust response, as reported in today's newspapers, to the assertion by Michael Link last week. The Tánaiste made it clear that it was not the case and that the fiscal compact was not negotiated in such a way as to avoid the need for a referendum. That is the answer the Senator seeks. He does not need to amend the Order of Business-----

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Posted in: EconomyJustice

Wind Turbines Bill 2012: Second Stage

Posted on February 22, 2012

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Wind Turbines Bill 2012: Second Stage

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

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Posted in: The Environment

Senator Bacik calls for debate on development of links with China

Posted on February 21, 2012

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Order of Business

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: Like Senator O'Brien, I commend the Leader on the plan for a full debate on 14 March on the EU fiscal compact treaty. I agree with the Senator that it would be useful for us, as group leaders, to ascertain in advance the number of speakers who wish to contribute and, if necessary, the timing can be tweaked. It will be a useful debate.

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Posted in: Economy

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Posted on February 02, 2012

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Electoral (Amendment)(Political Funding) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Senator Ivana Bacik: I am delighted to be here to speak on Second Stage of the Electoral (Amendment)(Political Funding) Bill 2011. I am particularly pleased and grateful to the Minister that the Bill is being introduced in the Seanad. It is most appropriate that it is introduced here.

The Bill will make important reforms to political donations, increase transparency in our system of political donations and place important and significant new restrictions on corporate donations. We all very much welcome those changes.

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Posted in: Culture & ArtsEqualityWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik calls for debates on Waste Management, and on Blasphemy Law

Posted on February 01, 2012

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Order of Business

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

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Posted in: JusticeThe Environment

Senator Bacik calls for debate on Public Procurement and Professional Fees

Posted on January 31, 2012

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Order of Business

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

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