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  1. Ivana BacikGovernment must continue engagement with survivors following publication of Mother and Baby Homes Report Issued 12 January 2021 Survivors, legislators and the public must be given time to digest report  Further investigation into forced separation needed  Timeline on implementation of …
  2. Ivana BacikVoices of Mother and Baby Home Survivors must be Heard Issued 11 January 2021 Reacting to the leaked details of the Report into the Mother and Baby Home Commission published yesterday, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, …
  3. Ivana BacikGovernment must meet the cost of refunding creche fees Issued 8 January 2021 As the confusion over childcare costs continues, Labour spokesperson on Children, Senator Ivana Bacik, has reiterated her call to Government to ensure that parents who have …
  4. Ivana BacikAssurances needed on safety concerns and access to vaccines in Childcare sector Issued 6 January 2021 The Government must clarify how childcare providers will be supported to continue care for children of essential workers. Childcare workers must have early access to the …
  5. Ivana BacikCertainty needed for parents and childcare operators on who should access services Issued 4 January 2021 Current crisis demonstrates need for a publicly funded system of childcare and early childhood education. Labour spokesperson on Children Senator Ivana Bacik has called for …
  6. Ivana BacikLabour Senators welcome passage of Coco’s Law through the Seanad Issued 22 December 2020 Today, Friday 18th December, Labour Senators have welcomed the passage of the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 through all stages of the …
  7. Ivana BacikDeportation of family to UK should not proceed before 31st December Issued 22 December 2020 Office of the Minister for Justice refused to halt transfer. Family should not be deported to UK now where new Covid strain is circulating. Having received reports that a …
  8. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: International Migrants Day, Corrmac Ó Braonáin, Coco's Law, Happy Christmas! Issued 18 December 2020 I join others on behalf of the Labour Party group in wishing all colleagues across the House well for the Christmas break and the new year. In particular, I wish you well, a …
  9. ImmigrantCouncilHas there been a slipping of ambition when it comes to ending Direct Provision? Issued 16 December 2020 Reacting to news reports that Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman TD has told NGOS that a government White Paper on ending Direct …
  10. Ivana BacikStatement on the Commencement of Irish Sign Language Act 2017 Issued 15 December 2020 I welcome the Minister of State to the House. It is always a pleasure to have her with us in the Seanad. My colleagues, Senators Hoey and Wall, have spoken very eloquently …
  11. Ivana BacikAccommodation of Harold's Cross Educate Together Secondary School | Commencement Matter Issued 9 December 2020 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister to the House and thank her for appearing in person to address this Commencement matter. It calls for an update on the status of a …
  12. Ivana BacikExtension of Parent’s Leave must not exclude low-income families Issued 8 December 2020 Reacting to news that Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman TD has secured Cabinet approval for the extension of paid Parent’s …
  13. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the Born Here Belong Here Campaign Issued 3 December 2020 I thank all colleagues who spoke last night and who supported the Labour Party's Private Members' Bill on citizenship. I very much appreciate colleagues' support in ensuring …
  14. Holding the Born Here Belong Here frameLabour bill one step closer to granting certainty for children born in Ireland to non-national parents Issued 2 December 2020 This evening, 2nd December 2020, the ‘Committee Stage’ debate on Labour’s Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 …
  15. Holding the Born Here Belong Here frameIrish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018: Committee Stage Speech Issued 2 December 2020 I welcome the Minister. I want to first thank her for her very constructive engagement with me on this Bill, which I welcome. It is a very positive way to approach Private …
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