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Summer reading - Irish Times, 22nd August 2015, 'The Dáil’s in recess. What have politicians chosen to catch up on their reading?'

Posted on August 28, 2015

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Summer Reading....

The summer holiday's are nearly over, my own children will be back to school soon and both the new Dáil term and Trinity College term will be starting in a few weeks time. But I was asked to join some of my colleagues in sharing what we have been reading over the summer, for the full Irish Times article (Saturday 22nd August) follow the link. 

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-d%C3%A1il-s-in-recess-what-have-politicians-chosen-to-catch-up-on-their-reading-1.2324324 

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Dublin Bay South Selection Convention

Posted on August 17, 2015

Dublin Bay South Selection Convention

With Labour Party colleagues Pat Rabbitte TD, Kevin Humphries TD,  and Ruairi Quinn TD, at last month's Dublin Bay South selection convention. I was happy to support Kevin's successful nomination in the contest for the upcoming General Election and I wish him well. 

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Terenure Educate Together National School campaign

Posted on August 17, 2015

With Terenure ETNS campaigners

It was great to meet Nikki Murphy and her fellow volunteer colleague in the Seanad last month. They are a part of a campaign working hard to establish an Educate Together school, in D6, Terenure. I wish them every success and fully support their call to offer more educational choices for parents and their children. 

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Women in Politics - From the archives #YouTube

Posted on August 06, 2015

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Women in Politics Public Lecture, Trinity College Dublin - 4th June 2013

Speakers: Prof Gail McElroy, Ms Rachel Nolan, Prof Ivana Bacik, Prof Catherine Lawless.

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March4Choice 2012 - From the archives

Posted on August 06, 2015

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Here's one from the archives, thanks to Mick Fitz for capturing this video of the March4Choice rally in Dublin, 2012.

As we approach another campaign and potential referendum to Repeal the 8th Amendment I still stand committed to safe and legal access to abortion rights and the right to choose. #IAmProChoice 

 

Filmed by Micks Metaphors 

Published on Oct 1, 2012

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Seanad Register - Update your contact details

Posted on August 05, 2015

Update your Contact Details

Have you moved house or are you moving house in the near future?

To ensure you can use your Graduate Vote in the Seanad Elections please make sure the Academic Registry have your up-to-date details. 

I have noticed when I send out my seasonal Newsletter that there are a lot of returns from 'Unknown Occupant' addresses. 

Check the register today and ensure that as a Trinity College Dublin graduate you are registered to vote and kept in the loop on Alumni news.

https://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/seanad/

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Dear Supporters... Break for the Summer 2015

Posted on July 30, 2015

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Dear Supporter,

As we approach the summer break, I here's a short update on the work that I have been doing politically in recent months. As always, you will see more information on all these issues and more throughout sections of the website www.ivanabacik.com, on facebook (Ivana Bacik) and twitter (@ivanabacik).

The political highlight of the past year so far has been the great success of the Marriage Equality Referendum on 22nd May – a resounding 62% for the Yes vote – a wonderful result!

Many thanks again for your continued support,

Very best wishes, Ivana. 

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SENATOR BACIK CALLS FOR INTRODUCTION OF ‘BIKE TO SCHOOL’ SCHEME

Posted on July 20, 2015

Dublin Pride 2015 - Labour on bikes

SENATOR BACIK CALLS FOR INTRODUCTION OF ‘BIKE TO SCHOOL’ SCHEME

Senator Ivana Bacik, Labour Leader, Seanad Spokesperson on Justice,
Monday 20th July, 2015

Speaking in the Seanad today, Senator Ivana Bacik called for the introduction of a new ‘Bike to School’ scheme. The idea for this scheme is that it would expand the very successful employee/employer Cycle to Work scheme, introduced in 2009, to enable employers to provide employees with tax-exempt bicycle/bicycle safety equipment for their school-age children.

Senator Bacik said:

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Youtube: Section 37 amendment debate and call for a "revolution" of our education system

Posted on July 13, 2015

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Employment Equality (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage, Thursday 9th July 2015

"A revolution is required... we need to break the hold, the stranglehold that the Churches, plural but in particular the Catholic Church have on our primary education system and indeed our secondary education system too." 

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BACIK CALLS FOR LEGISLATION ON HATE CRIME

Posted on July 09, 2015

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BACIK CALLS FOR LEGISLATION ON HATE CRIME

Labour Seanad leader, Spokesperson on Justice
Thursday 9th July 2015

Senator Ivana Bacik will this evening be one of the speakers at a public meeting hosted by Labour Equality on 'Hate Crime: Old Prejudices, New Responses' to be held at 7pm in Wynns Hotel. 

In her speech tonight, Senator Bacik will call for the introduction of legislation on hate crime, and will say:

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