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Labour Party Submission to the Consultation on the Draft Initial State Report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Posted on April 09, 2021

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This report is written in plain English. For an easy-to-read version, scroll to the end.

To read Ireland’s Initial Report under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, click here.

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Posted in: ChildrenEconomyEducationEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeSocial Policy

Presidents of Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology contact up to 250,000 students to reinforce the critical importance of social distancing.

Posted on March 16, 2020

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The Presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology have today (Monday March 16th) issued a plea to every student to fully follow set guidelines on social distancing to protect themselves from infection and to slow down the spread of Covid 19 in order to protect others.

The Presidents have issued a joint letter which is being emailed to up to 250,000 students today to recognise the seriousness of the public health challenge and to act responsibly in the weeks and months ahead.

The content of the joint letter is as follows:


Dear student,

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Meet the Candidates

Posted on March 14, 2020

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I am honoured to represent Dublin University in Seanad Éireann and am standing for re-election on my track record as an effective and tireless legislator.

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Posted in: EducationEqualityHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanad

National Print Museum

Posted on September 15, 2018

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It was a pleasure to launch the National Print Museum seminar: "Protest through Print: Women's Suffrage and Print Media Centenary Seminar" as part of the excellent exhibition Print, Protest and the Polls.

I highly recommend visiting the exhibition before it ends next month.

More information available on the Print Museum's website https://www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/print-protest-and-the-polls-the-irish-suffrage-campaign-and-the-power-of-print-media/

 

Posted in: Culture & ArtsEducationResearchWomen's Rights

Students’ unions should stand firm on abortion

Posted on September 25, 2017

Raising 'Repeal the 8th', gender quotas and 1916 women on the NWCI Soapbox

Almost 30 years ago, I was threatened with prison by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). It was September 1989. I was president of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), and SPUC were seeking to imprison our four TCDSU sabbatical officers for providing information on abortion in our students’ union handbooks during Freshers’ Week.

A few years previously, the 1983 Eighth Amendment had been passed, equating the lives of “mother” and “unborn”.

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Posted in: ConstitutionEducationEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsWomen's Rights

Cassells Report - Order of Business 12 July 2016

Posted on July 12, 2016

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I also call on the Leader to facilitate a debate with the Minister for Education and Skills in the House on the Cassells report. Like other speakers, I believe it is a very urgent and important issue, and one which we should debate in the House, in particular because six Senators represent university constituencies.

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Funding Crisis in Higher Education - CAVE seminar at Trinity

Posted on May 24, 2016

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Financing Higher Education – a public or private good?

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CAVE Seminar, Trinity College Dublin

Mon 23rd May 2016

 

Universality 

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Final Countdown: Dublin University Seanad Election 2016

Posted on April 25, 2016

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Final Countdown: Dublin University Seanad Election 2016

Just one postal day left to get your ballot paper into Trinity College Dublin in time, by 11am on Tuesday 26th April, 2016!

We'll be gathering in the Exam Hall, Front Square, TCD from 9:30am to check all the declaration slips and the boxes will be open at 11am to begin counting. Hopefully we'll know by Tuesday evening who has been elected!

I want to thank everyone for all the support and votes and if re-elected I look forward to raising any issues you bring to my attention on your belhalf. 

Best wishes,

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Posted in: EducationNewsSeanad

#CampusLife - International Students & votes from abroad

Posted on April 14, 2016

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Trinity life for International Students - Thank you to those who have graduated and voted from abroad

I grew up in Cork but the family moved to Dublin when I was 14, so throughout my time as a Law student at Trinity, my family home was in Dublin – and for all Dublin students, it is great to have family support close by. So I know it can be very difficult for international students who may have travelled long distances to study in Trinity, far from their family homes. In 1989/90, when I was President of Trinity Students Union, and student welfare was a big priority for us, we kept an open door policy and all of us as SU officers worked hard to ensure students had as much support as they could get, particularly international students.

International Students are to this day very important to the Trinity community - I want to wish you all best of luck with the exams. Also to say a great big Thank You to all those Trinity alumni who have moved abroad following graduation, who are voting now from Australia, the US and Africa, among other places - and who have already given me their No.1 vote and sent kind messages of support! If re-elected, I hope to continue to raise any issues that you as graduates living abroad would like me to raise in the Seanad. Thank you!

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Posted in: EducationEqualityEurope/InternationalSeanadSocial Policy

Youtube: Listen to my contribution to the Trinity 'Meet the Candidates' event

Posted on April 11, 2016

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Trinity College Dublin organised an event last week 'Meet the Candidates', where all 16 #TCDSeanadElection candidates were given 4 minutes each to speak to the audience. It was also live streamed on Periscoope TV for anyone who couldn't make it. 

I took the opportunity to run through my Trinity life, my legal career and my Seanad record. Here are my 4 minutes - #VoteIvanaBacik No.1 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF3DxLIxTpQ&nohtml5=False

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