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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. Ivana BacikLabour publishes Bill to provide for reproductive health-related leave Issued 2 March 2021 The Labour Party has today published legislation to provide employees with up to 20 days leave for early miscarriage or other reproductive health-related reasons. Despite the …
  4. Ivana BacikTime to Take Radical Measures on Quarantine Issued 1 March 2021 Speaking today in the Seanad on the government’s Health (Amendment) Bill 2021, Senator Ivana Bacik spoke on behalf of Labour to voice critical support for the Bill. Senator …
  5. Ivana BacikLandmark Day for Ending of Direct Provision Issued 26 February 2021 Labour spokesperson on Equality and Integration Senator Ivana Bacik has welcomed the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision published today, and has welcomed the positive …
  6. Ivana BacikChildren’s Rights Alliance Report Card 2021 underlines the need for a ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme Issued 23 February 2021 The Government must undertake an assessment of the impact that reduced timetables and prolonged school closures have had on children in Ireland. Labour is calling for the …
  7. Ivana BacikCase for a ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme made by legal experts Issued 19 February 2021 Following the launch of the #ChildrensFutures campaign, organised by the Children’s Rights Alliance, Barnardos, Inclusion Ireland, the National Parents Council and As I Am, …
  8. Ivana Bacik‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme needed now Issued 11 February 2021 A €100m ‘Catch-Up for Children’ scheme is needed to make up for lost school days and related activities. There must be an assessment of the damage caused by school …
  9. Ivana Bacik‘Catch-Up for Children’ Scheme Proposed Issued 9 February 2021 Labour Seanad Group Leader and Party Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik has called on the Government to introduce a catch-up …
  10. Ivana BacikLabour Senators concerned at lack of Effective Ban on Co-Living Schemes Issued 8 February 2021 This morning in the Seanad, Labour Senators put down a commencement matter on ‘the need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to implement a ban on …
  11. Ivana BacikThe need for the Minister for Housing to stop the contruction of new co-living schemes | Commencement Matter Issued 8 February 2021 Senator Ivana Bacik: This Commencement matter is in the name of all the Labour Party Senators – Senators Hoey, Sherlock, Moynihan, Wall and me. I welcome the Minister of …
  12. Ivana BacikLabour Supports #ValueEarlyYears Campaign Issued 5 February 2021 Today, 5th February 2021 at 1:00pm, Labour Seanad Group Leader and Spokesperson for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Senator Ivana Bacik will join early years …
  13. Ivana BacikPandemic must not delay legislation to end class discrimination Issued 4 February 2021 The Labour Party has received an answer to a PQ suggesting that legislation to introduce classism as a tenth prohibited ground of discrimination under the Equal Status Acts …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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