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  1. Ivana BacikTime to move away from state funding model that favours institutional care – amend Fair Deal Issued 5 May 2021 Speaking following the publication today by the Ombudsman of ‘Wasted Lives: Time for a better future for younger people in nursing homes’, which investigates the …
  2. Ivana BacikBacik calls for National Autism Empowerment Strategy Issued 27 April 2021 Speaking today at the launch of the Labour Party motion about autism, Senator Ivana Bacik said: “Our Labour motion addresses a number of key issues for autistic …
  3. Ivana BacikFull investigation required into the treatment of children within direct provision centres Issued 27 April 2021 Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has said she is appalled by the findings of the report of the Children’s Ombudsman into the treatment of children within the direct provision …
  4. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Covid-19 and India, Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality, Cycling Facilities Issued 26 April 2021 Like others, I welcome the news we will be seeing some careful reopening today not only of golf courses, although there has been a focus on golf, but also the restart of …
  5. Ivana BacikCitizens' Assembly on Gender Equality Provides Landmarks Recommendations for Gender Equality in Ireland. Issued 24 April 2021 Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality today, calling it a landmark day for gender equality in Ireland. …
  6. Ivana BacikAverage processing time of 25 months for citizenship applications means stronger communication from Government needed Issued 23 April 2021 Speaking upon receipt of parliamentary question responses which indicate a significant increase in wait-times for citizenship applications in 2020 and 2021, Labour Seanad …
  7. Ivana BacikSchools’ Return an Opportunity to Assess Impact of Pandemic - Catch-Up for Children Scheme Needed Issued 15 April 2021 Now that all age cohorts have returned to school, analysis is needed to assess the impact of prolonged school closures. The Labour Party’s ‘Catch-Up for Children’ …
  8. Ivana BacikStatements on Living with Covid-19 Issued 29 March 2021 I welcome the Minister of State back to the House. I also welcome the opportunity to have a debate on living with Covid-19. I am conscious we had an earlier debate on …
  9. Ivana BacikStatements on Reports on Department of Health Policy in RTÉ Investigates Programme Issued 29 March 2021 I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach. I welcome the Minister of State to the House and thank her for her attendance. I thank the Leader for organising this emergency debate, for …
  10. Holding the Born Here Belong Here frameConstructive engagement on Labour Citizenship Bill, Born Here Belong Here Campaign Issued 26 March 2021 At 2pm today, Friday 26th March 2021, the ‘Committee Stage’ debate on Labour’s Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 …
  11. Launch of the Born Here Belong Here petition at Leinster HouseIrish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 to return to Seanad for resumed Committee Stage Issued 26 March 2021   The Labour Party’s Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 will return to the Seanad for resumed Committee Stage from …
  12. Cllr. Alison Gilliland and Sen. Ivana Bacik launch reproductive health leave 2021Oireachtas must follow New Zealand’s example and pass Reproductive Health Related Leave Bill Issued 25 March 2021 Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Senator Ivana Bacik has extended warm congratulations to New Zealand …
  13. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Introduction of Organisation of Working Time (Reproductive Health Related Leave Bill) 2021 Issued 22 March 2021 I thank the Cathaoirleach for his comments about Greece's national day and echo them. I propose an amendment to the Order of Business to take No. 12 to introduce my …
  14. Ivana BacikSchools Building Projects - Harold's Cross Educate Together Secondary School | Commencement Matter Issued 22 March 2021 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State to the House and thank her for being here to take this Commencement matter. I have asked for the Minister for Education …
  15. Ivana BacikFast-Track Citizenship for Frontline Workers this St. Patrick's Day Issued 16 March 2021 Marking St Patrick’s Day, Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has urged Government to extend a ‘céad míle …
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