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  1. 240x160_ivanabacikLabour Private Members Motion on Student Loans Issued 12 July 2017 I welcome the Minister of State to the House and I wish to echo the words of congratulation from Senator Ó Ríordáin on her new appointment. The Minister of State has such …
  2. 240x160_ivanabacikRefugees Welcome! Issued 5 July 2017 Ireland must meet commitment on Refugees5 July 2017 Responding to the ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean, and the preparations by Austria to deploy troops on its …
  3. Outside Leinster House in support of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 #End DemandHuman Trafficking Enforcement Issued 28 June 2017 US Govt report highlights need for enforcement of Ireland's anti-trafficking laws28 June 2017 Labour spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Ivana Bacik, has expressed …
  4. Speakers gather for the #CICL2015 'LGBT Rights and the Law' seminarStatement by Senator Ivana Bacik on the death of Dr Ann Louise Gilligan Issued 15 June 2017 Statement by Senator Ivana Bacik on the death of Dr Ann Louise Gilligan15 June 2017 Senator Ivana Bacik, leader of the Labour group in the Seanad, today offered her …
  5. 240x160_ivanabacikClosure of Mountjoy Prison Training Unit - Commencement Matter Issued 30 March 2017 Prison Accommodation Commencement Matter, 30 March 2017 Acting Chairman (Senator Gerry Horkan): I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Patrick O'Donovan. Senator Ivana …
  6. Publication cover - C:\fakepath\Labour Brexit Paper 27 March 2017.pdfLabour publishes Brexit Policy Paper Issued 29 March 2017 29 March 2017 Today is the day that British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50. She will address the House of Commons on the issue within the next hour. The …
  7. With Senator Ged Nash launching two equality BillsPensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Benefit Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage Issued 22 March 2017 Pensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Benefit Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] Senator Ivana Bacik:  I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second …
  8. 240x160_ivanabacikImmigration Status - Matter on the Commencement 14 February 2017 Issued 14 February 2017 An Leas-Chathaoirleach:  welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, to the House.Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State and thank him for coming to …
  9. With Senator Ged Nash launching two equality BillsConvictions for Certain Sexual Offences (Apology and Exoneration) Bill 2016 (Labour Party PMB): Second Stage Wednesday, 1 February 2017 Issued 2 February 2017 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Stanton, to the House. I commend my colleagues in the Labour Party group, Senators Nash and Ó Ríordáin, on …
  10. 240x160_ivanabacikAdoption (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage Tuesday, 24 January 2017 Issued 25 January 2017 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister, Deputy Zappone, to the House. I wish her, her colleagues and all Members present a happy new year, if it is not too late in …
  11. Publication cover - C:\fakepath\IvanaBacik.CitizensAssemblySubmission.14Dec2016.pdfTHE CASE FOR REPEAL OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT MY SUBMISSION TO THE CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY 14 th DECEMBER 2016 Issued 14 December 2016 Summary Each year, thousands of women travel to England from Ireland to access terminations of pregnancy; 3,451 women made the journey in 2015 (63 per week; 9 per day). Over …
  12. 240x160_ivanabacikLabour Party/PES International Seminar on Brexit Issued 13 December 2016 The Labour Party hosted a major international seminar on Brexit to discuss the ways in which Ireland may be impacted by the UK's decision to leave the European Union.  …
  13. With Senator Ged Nash launching two equality BillsPensions Equality Bill Issued 6 December 2016 This Bill seeks to address the small number of cases where retired employees who were legally not permitted to marry persons of the same sex before a particular date may be …
  14. Clarus PressLegal Cases That Changed Ireland - New Book Out now from Clarus Press Issued 1 December 2016 Legal Cases that Changed Ireland  Legal Cases that Changed Ireland examines key legal cases which have brought about significant social change in Ireland. The book is based …
  15. 240x160_ivanabacikProtection of Employment (Uncertain Hours) Bill 2016: Second Stage (Labour Private Members' Bill) Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Issued 17 November 2016 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State and his officials to the House. I also welcome this opportunity to discuss this important Bill on Second Stage and …
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