News - Seanad Contributions Category

  1. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Covid-19 and India, Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality, Cycling Facilities Issued 26 April 2021 Like others, I welcome the news we will be seeing some careful reopening today not only of golf courses, although there has been a focus on golf, but also the restart of …
  2. Ivana BacikStatements on Living with Covid-19 Issued 29 March 2021 I welcome the Minister of State back to the House. I also welcome the opportunity to have a debate on living with Covid-19. I am conscious we had an earlier debate on …
  3. Ivana BacikStatements on Reports on Department of Health Policy in RTÉ Investigates Programme Issued 29 March 2021 I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach. I welcome the Minister of State to the House and thank her for her attendance. I thank the Leader for organising this emergency debate, for …
  4. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Introduction of Organisation of Working Time (Reproductive Health Related Leave Bill) 2021 Issued 22 March 2021 I thank the Cathaoirleach for his comments about Greece's national day and echo them. I propose an amendment to the Order of Business to take No. 12 to introduce my …
  5. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Maternity Leave, St. Patrick's Day, Paid Leave for IVF and Early Miscarriage Issued 12 March 2021 Guím beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ar na Seanadóirí go léir. Gabhaim buíochas as an nGaeilge agus as na seamróga. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all. I also wish …
  6. Ivana BacikJoint Committee on Disability Matters | Nothing About Us Without Us - Achieving Equal Rights and Equity for Women with Disabilities: Discussion Issued 9 March 2021 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome all our witnesses and wish everyone a happy International Women's Day. I know we all welcome the opportunity to have a public hearing from such …
  7. Ivana BacikStatements on International Women's Day Issued 8 March 2021 I welcome the Minister and thank him for attending this morning to deal with the Labour Party's Commencement matter on the gender pay gap. I wish colleagues a happy …
  8. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Illegal Adoption, Access to Birth Certs, International Women's Day Issued 5 March 2021 Gabhaim buíochas, a Chathaoirligh, agus ba mhaith liom freisin a bheith in ann níos mó Gaeilge a labhairt sa díospóireacht le linn na seachtaine atá ann, Seachtain na …
  9. Ivana BacikJoint Committee on Disability Matters | Alignment of Special Education Policy with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Issued 23 February 2021 Senator Ivana Bacik: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak and ask questions of the Minister of State. Other members covered a number of the issues raised with us in …
  10. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Campaign for a 'Catch-Up for Children Scheme' and 'Covid Dividend', Zero Covid, Solidarity with Ulster Bank workers & the ESB Georgian House Museum Issued 22 February 2021 I join other Members in expressing my solidarity and great concern for the many staff of Ulster Bank who are facing such devastating news about the job losses resulting from …
  11. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Pay for Student Nurses, Vaccination, Catch-Up for Children Scheme Issued 15 February 2021 I wish to second the proposal by my colleague, Senator Moynihan, to take No. 11, the Student Nurses (Pay) Bill 2021, at the end of the Order of Business. We are hoping to …
  12. Ivana BacikStatements on Mental Health and Covid-19 Issued 12 February 2021 I welcome the Minister of State to the House. She is always very welcome. I thank the Leader for setting up this important debate. It is good to have the opportunity to speak …
  13. Ivana BacikStatements on Special Education Provision Issued 8 February 2021 I welcome the Minister of State and thank her for outlining the position on special education provision. I think all colleagues across the House very much welcome the …
  14. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: Zero Covid, National Aggressive Suppression Strategy, Childcare, Brigid's Day Issued 1 February 2021 I will begin by wishing everyone a happy St. Brigid's Day and first day of spring. I know the Cathaoirleach has already mentioned that it is an auspicious day and I hope …
  15. 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 …
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