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  1. Ivana BacikNeed for measures to counteract growing inequalities among children Issued 22 July 2020 Speaking today to welcome the publication of the ESRI report ‘Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policy in Relation to Children and Young People,’ Senator Ivana …
  2. Ivana BacikLabour calls for universal public childcare system Issued 21 July 2020 Labour Party Spokespersons have today called on Government to move quickly to properly resource the childcare and early years sector and to take steps towards introduction of …
  3. Ivana BacikIncreased funding needed for Rape Crisis Centres and Network Issued 20 July 2020 The figures published today by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) are deeply concerning said Labour Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik, commending the RCNI on their work, and …
  4. IB 07.07 Pay Gap and DP_MomentSpeech on Order of Business: Direct Provision and the Gender Pay Gap Issued 7 July 2020 It is good to be facing back into the resumption of legislative business in as near to normal a setting as we can. I am delighted to speak as the leader of the Labour group …
  5. Ivana BacikReport on children's experiences of Direct Provision "troubling" Issued 7 July 2020 The Labour Party’s spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has described as “troubling” a report on the experiences of …
  6. Ivana BacikBacik says Council of Europe finding underlines urgent need to tackle pay gap Issued 30 June 2020 Following yesterday’s finding by the Council of Europe European Committee of Social Rights that Ireland is in violation of the European Social Charter on women’s rights …
  7. Ivana BacikBacik outlines Labour Senators' commitment to advancing equality Issued 29 June 2020 Leader of the Labour Seanad Group, Senator Ivana Bacik will today join her Labour colleagues in taking their seats for the first session of the incoming Seanad. Speaking …
  8. Ivana BacikBacik says creation of domestic violence minister position should be considered Issued 26 June 2020 Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on parties engaged in Government formation to revisit the question of creating a ministerial role tasked with tackling domestic violence …
  9. Ivana BacikBacik calls on Government to condemn Israeli plans to annex West Bank Issued 11 June 2020 Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on the Irish government to condemn the Israeli Government’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as early as next month. She …
  10. Ivana BacikUnless date set for Seanad sitting - Senators will seek High Court determination Issued 6 June 2020 Labour Seanad Leader Ivana Bacik has written to the Taoiseach alongside Senator Michael McDowell and eight other Senators (including all the Labour Senators), seeking a date …
  11. repeal the 8thBacik Calls for Protection of Women's Reproductive Health in Northern Ireland Issued 2 June 2020 Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik has expressed her concern that current political developments could restrict abortion access for women in Northern Ireland. Senator Bacik has …
  12. Ivana BacikBacik Calls for Inclusion of Occupied Territories Bill in Programme for Government Issued 27 May 2020 Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has called on parties currently engaged in government formation talks to ensure that the passage of the Occupied Territories Bill (2018) is …
  13. Ivana BacikSenator Bacik Underlines Labour Commitment to the Palestinian Cause Issued 15 May 2020 Senator Ivana Bacik has marked 15th May (Nakba Day) 2020 by underlining the Labour Party’s ongoing commitment to supporting the cause of the Palestinian people, saying: …
  14. Ivana BacikBacik Calls for Release of Women's Rights Activists Detained for Opposition to Saudi Male Guardianship System Issued 15 May 2020 Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has joined others in restating her concern for women’s rights campaigners in Saudi Arabia who have been targeted and imprisoned for their …
  15. competition amendment bill cakeSenator Bacik calls for protection of freelance workers' rights on Mayday Issued 1 May 2020 To mark May Day, Senator Ivana Bacik has called today for greater recognition of the rights of vulnerable freelance workers. Speaking today, Senator Bacik said: “Today …
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