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  1. Ivana BacikTime to move away from state funding model that favours institutional care – amend Fair Deal Issued 5 May 2021 Speaking following the publication today by the Ombudsman of ‘Wasted Lives: Time for a better future for younger people in nursing homes’, which investigates the …
  2. Ivana BacikBacik calls for National Autism Empowerment Strategy Issued 27 April 2021 Speaking today at the launch of the Labour Party motion about autism, Senator Ivana Bacik said: “Our Labour motion addresses a number of key issues for autistic …
  3. Ivana BacikFull investigation required into the treatment of children within direct provision centres Issued 27 April 2021 Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has said she is appalled by the findings of the report of the Children’s Ombudsman into the treatment of children within the direct provision …
  4. Ivana BacikCitizens' Assembly on Gender Equality Provides Landmarks Recommendations for Gender Equality in Ireland. Issued 24 April 2021 Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality today, calling it a landmark day for gender equality in Ireland. …
  5. Ivana BacikAverage processing time of 25 months for citizenship applications means stronger communication from Government needed Issued 23 April 2021 Speaking upon receipt of parliamentary question responses which indicate a significant increase in wait-times for citizenship applications in 2020 and 2021, Labour Seanad …
  6. Ivana BacikSchools’ Return an Opportunity to Assess Impact of Pandemic - Catch-Up for Children Scheme Needed Issued 15 April 2021 Now that all age cohorts have returned to school, analysis is needed to assess the impact of prolonged school closures. The Labour Party’s ‘Catch-Up for Children’ …
  7. Holding the Born Here Belong Here frameConstructive engagement on Labour Citizenship Bill, Born Here Belong Here Campaign Issued 26 March 2021 At 2pm today, Friday 26th March 2021, the ‘Committee Stage’ debate on Labour’s Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 …
  8. Launch of the Born Here Belong Here petition at Leinster HouseIrish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 to return to Seanad for resumed Committee Stage Issued 26 March 2021   The Labour Party’s Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018 will return to the Seanad for resumed Committee Stage from …
  9. Ivana BacikFast-Track Citizenship for Frontline Workers this St. Patrick's Day Issued 16 March 2021 Marking St Patrick’s Day, Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has urged Government to extend a ‘céad míle …
  10. Ivana BacikRenewed calls for Catch Up Scheme for Children Issued 12 March 2021 Marking the one year anniversary of Ireland’s first lockdown, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator …
  11. gender pay gapUrgent Action Needed on Women's Political Representation Issued 8 March 2021 Speaking in the Seanad today during Statements for International Women’s Day, Senator Bacik called for urgent action to be taken on women’s political representation. …
  12. Ivana BacikLabour publish Women’s Manifesto Issued 8 March 2021 To mark International Women’s Day, the Labour Party has published its Women’s Manifesto, Labour: Working for Women, to shed light on the opportunities and difficulties …
  13. gender pay gapLabour Senators Call for Urgent Introduction of Gender Pay Gap Law Issued 8 March 2021 On International Women’s Day today, the Labour Senators have put down a Matter on the Commencement of the Seanad, calling on the Minister for Children, Equality, …
  14. Ivana launches Labour adoption and info bill 19.01.21Labour Introduces Bill in Seanad to Improve Access to Birth Information for Adopted People Issued 5 March 2021 Today, Friday 5th March, Labour Seanad Group Leader, Senator Ivana Bacik will introduce the Labour Party’s Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2021 in the Seanad. If …
  15. Ivana BacikSenator Bacik Calls for Urgent Information Legislation for Adopted Persons Issued 3 March 2021 Speaking today in advance of the RTE Investigates documentary on illegal adoptions, Labour spokesperson on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana …
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