Posted on July 31, 2014
Senator Ivana Bacik, speaking as leader of the Labour group of Senators, today welcomed the special sitting of the Seanad to debate the situations in Gaza and Ukraine.
Posted on July 25, 2014
BACIK CALLS FOR STRONGER ACTION TO STOP KILLINGS OF CIVILIANS IN GAZA
Labour Seanad leader, spokesperson on Justice, Friday 25th July 2014
Senator Ivana Bacik today called for stronger action to be taken by the Irish and other EU governments to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas; and in particular to stop the Israeli bombardment of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Senator Bacik said:
Posted on July 24, 2014
Today I wrote to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Deputy Charles Flanagan to address the horrifying situation in Gaza. Last week in the Order of Business I took the opportunity to ask the Leader to invite Deputy Flanagan, to come to the House as soon as we return in September for a debate on the situation in the Middle East.
Posted on July 15, 2014
Order of Business (Tuesday, 15 July 2014)
I join Senator Darragh O'Brien in congratulating the new Ministers of State, although I understand they have not yet been formally appointed, and offering my commiseration to those who have lost office.
Posted on July 15, 2014
Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014: Second Stage (Tuesday, 15 July 2014)
Posted on July 10, 2014
Order of Business - Wednesday 9th July
Senator Ivana Bacik: I echo Senator Darragh O'Brien's comments of concern and disappointment at the cancellation of the five concerts. It is not fair or appropriate to blame one official.
Senator Darragh O'Brien: He is the boss.
Senator Ivana Bacik: Permission was granted for three concerts.
Senator Darragh O'Brien: Yes.
Posted on July 09, 2014
Environmental Protection Agency: Motion (Private Members Business) 9th July 2014
The motion “commends the Minister for the particular efforts he has made at all times to mainstream green-environmental policies and legislation and, in particular, to advance the climate change Bill”. We have also commended the policy in the programme for Government for environmental protection, as well as the Minister and the Department for their commitment to the use of recycling, resource-efficiencies and so on.
Posted on July 02, 2014
BACIK PAYS TRIBUTE TO REFORMING MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
As Labour group leader in the Seanad, Senator Ivana Bacik today paid tribute to the great reforming work and tremendous legacy of Minister Ruairi Quinn, who announced today he would be stepping down as Minister for Education.
Senator Bacik said:
Posted on July 01, 2014
Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014: Second Stage