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  1. Ivana BacikEarly Childhood Education and Care – a hopeful sector let down by Government Issued 28 January 2021 Speaking after the launch of research by SIPTU’s Big Start Campaign, Labour Spokesperson for Children, Senator Ivana Bacik has said, “’We are a sector that is full of …
  2. Ivana BacikMinister must clarify criteria for new Early Learning and Childcare funding arrangements Issued 27 January 2021 Reacting to new funding arrangements for the early learning and childcare sector announced by the Minister for Children, Disability, Equality & Integration today, Labour …
  3. Ivana BacikChildcare Services | Commencement Matter Issued 26 January 2021 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister to the House and thank him for coming in himself to take this important matter. I have raised this matter to seek clarity as to …
  4. Ivana BacikClarity needed for childcare sector as 31st January draws closer Issued 25 January 2021 Highlighting the need for clarity regarding the childcare sector, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, …
  5. Ivana BacikStatements on the Mother and Baby Homes Report Issued 19 January 2021 I welcome the publication last week of the Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. Its publication and the subsequent apology by the Taoiseach …
  6. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Period Poverty, Birth Certs for Adopted Persons, Citizenship for Healthcare Workers Issued 19 January 2021 I join with others in wishing a happy new year to all our colleagues. I also second the amendment on the period products (free provision) Bill proposed by my colleague, …
  7. Ivana BacikLabour Party Publishes Information and Tracing Bill for Mother & Baby Home Survivors Issued 19 January 2021 Bill will provide improved access to birth information and tracing for adopted people The Labour Party today published its Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2021 which …
  8. 240x160_ivanabacikCitizenship applications of frontline workers must be urgently fast-tracked Issued 18 January 2021 Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik, has called on the Minister for Justice to fast-track Irish citizenship for the …
  9. Ivana BacikSurvivors can’t wait until the end of 2021 for Information and Tracing Legislation Issued 13 January 2021 Proper, robust and effective information and tracing legislation must be published as soon as possible. A timeline must be provided for survivors, legislators and civil …
  10. 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 …
  11. 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, …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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