News - Seanad Contributions Category

  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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, …
  10. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: International Migrants Day, Corrmac Ó Braonáin, Coco's Law, Happy Christmas! Issued 18 December 2020 I join others on behalf of the Labour Party group in wishing all colleagues across the House well for the Christmas break and the new year. In particular, I wish you well, a …
  11. Ivana BacikStatement on the Commencement of Irish Sign Language Act 2017 Issued 15 December 2020 I welcome the Minister of State to the House. It is always a pleasure to have her with us in the Seanad. My colleagues, Senators Hoey and Wall, have spoken very eloquently …
  12. Ivana BacikAccommodation of Harold's Cross Educate Together Secondary School | Commencement Matter Issued 9 December 2020 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister to the House and thank her for appearing in person to address this Commencement matter. It calls for an update on the status of a …
  13. Ivana BacikSpeech on Order of Business: International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the Born Here Belong Here Campaign Issued 3 December 2020 I thank all colleagues who spoke last night and who supported the Labour Party's Private Members' Bill on citizenship. I very much appreciate colleagues' support in ensuring …
  14. Holding the Born Here Belong Here frameIrish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018: Committee Stage Speech Issued 2 December 2020 I welcome the Minister. I want to first thank her for her very constructive engagement with me on this Bill, which I welcome. It is a very positive way to approach Private …
  15. Ivana BacikStatements on Combating Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Issued 24 November 2020 I welcome the Minister to the House and commend her on all the work she is doing on this issue. I welcome the opportunity to speak on combating domestic, sexual and …
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