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  1. Ivana BacikUrgent targeted response required for vulnerable populations Issued 5 August 2020 An urgent targeted response is required for vulnerable populations, according to Labour Spokesperson on Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik. Senator Bacik was …
  2. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Climate Case Sucess. St. Mary's Telford, Shelbourne Statues Issued 31 July 2020 I ask the Deputy Leader for a debate on climate change in light of the Supreme Court this morning finding in favour of the activists involved in Climate Case Ireland, whom I …
  3. Ivana BacikChildren in Ireland are being "failed" by the State Issued 30 July 2020 The Labour Party’s Seanad group leader and party spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality & Integration has highlighted what she describes as the State’s …
  4. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Skellig Star Direct Provision Centre, Autism Assessment, Day Services Issued 30 July 2020 I join with Senator Seery Kearney in marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. I also second the proposal from Senator Ó Donnghaile to amend the Order of Business to …
  5. Ivana BacikBacik calls for update on O'Malley report into Sex Offences Issued 24 July 2020 As the most recent deadline for the publishing of the review of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences in Ireland lapses, Labour Seanad leader and spokesperson …
  6. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Restoration of Labour Bills, Disability Services, O'Malley Report Issued 23 July 2020 I welcome the new protocol on the wearing of masks in the Chamber. I thank the Leader and the Seanad Office for putting down the motion on conclusion of the Order of Business …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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