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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16th-17th December 2014

Posted on December 18, 2014

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Order of Business – Seanad Eireann 16th-17th December 2014

This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121600004?opendocument

  • Sympathy for the victims in the Sydney siege tragedy
  • Referendum 2015 – Marriage Equality, Voting age, Blasphemy
  • Low Pay Commission
  • Deputy Gerald Nash, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700003?opendocument

  • Pakistan massacre/ Taliban
  • Children’s Rights – Childline funding
  • Banking Inquiry
  • ECB
  • Northern Ireland talks
  • Collective Bargaining

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Watch Senator Bacik's contribution - Electoral Commission: Motion

Posted on December 17, 2014

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Electoral Commission: Motion (17/12/14)

Here is the Youtube video of my contributions at the Electoral Commission Motion debate in the Seanad. Well done to Senator Fiach MacConghail and Senator Jillian Van Turnhout for initiating the debate and putting forward the motion. http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700028?opendocument

 

 

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Call for debate on collective bargaining - Order of Business, 17/12/14

Posted on December 17, 2014

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Yesterday in the Order of Business Seanad Éireann (17/12/14)
I called for a debate on collective bargaining. 


http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014121700003?opendocument

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Posted in: EconomyEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial Policy

Repeal the Eighth Amendment Commission - Order of business 9th December

Posted on December 09, 2014

first meeting of the Labour Women Commission on Repeal of the Eighth Amendment 10 dec 14

This week in the Order of Business I welcomed the announcement of the Labour Women's newly formed Repeal the Eighth Amendment Commission.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014120900005?opendocument

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Labour Women establish Commission on Repeal of the 8th Amendment

Posted on December 05, 2014

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LABOUR WOMEN ESTABLISH COMMISSION ON REPEAL OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT

Labour Women, the women’s section of the Labour Party, has established a Labour Women Commission on Repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution (Article 40.3.3).

This Commission is tasked with examining the best legal and political strategies to accomplish:

1. Repeal of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution in its entirety;

2. The introduction of detailed legislation providing for the circumstances in which abortion may legally take place.

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Order of Business - Seanad Eireann 2nd - 4th December 2014

Posted on December 05, 2014

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Order of Business - Seanad Eireann 2-4th December 2014

This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014120200004?opendocument

  • Homeless

  • Jonathan Corrie tragedy

  • Education & Skills

  • Junior Cycle reform

  • Strike action

  • Sexual Offences Bill

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014120300003?opendocument

  • Banking crisis motions

  • Yeats 2015

  • Jonathan Corrie

  • Dublin local authorities & NGO sector to meet Deputy Kelly on homelessness crisis

  • Closure of homeless accommodation units

  • Hooded men case

  • European Court of Human Rights

  • Women in Academia

  • Micheline Sheehy Skeffington

  • Junior cycle reform

  • Tom Collins, Irish Times

 

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Order of Business - Seanad Eireann (18-20 November 2014)

Posted on November 21, 2014

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This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014111800005?opendocument

  • An Cosan

  • Jobstown protests

  • Secondary School Teachers Union

  • Gender Equality in Third level education

  • Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014111900003?opendocument#B00100

  • Irish Water

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Remembering the women who have died at the hands of a partner or ex-partner

Posted on November 20, 2014

Sen. Marie Moloney, Ciara Conway T.D, myself and Sen. Mary Moran - violence against women vigil

Today in Seanad Éireann, Leinster House we observed a minute silence and after gathered outside to remember the women who have been murdered in Ireland at the hands of a partner or an ex partner in Ireland.

For more information, perhaps you need support or would like to help Women's Aid with the important work the work that they do please check out their website.

http://www.womensaid.ie/newsevents/news/2014/11/20/remembering-stolen-lives-outside-dail-eireann-wome/  

#78 #WomensAid #violenceagainstwomen

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Senator Bacik Welcomes Nomination of Josephine Feehily to Chair Policing Authority

Posted on November 13, 2014

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Senator Bacik Welcomes Nomination of Josephine Feehily to Chair Policing Authority

I would like to welcome the announcement today that Josephine Feehily is to be appointed chair of the Policing Authority.

Ms Feehily has had an impressive career as a public servant, most recently as Chair of the Revenue Commissioners, and her long track record of achievement will stand her in good stead in this challenging new role.

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Posted in: EqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSocial Policy

International abolitionist conference « Prostitution and trafficking in human beings in the world : an exploitation of the most vulnerable groups

Posted on November 12, 2014

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Today I am in Paris on behalf of the Oireachtas Justice Committee attending the CAP (Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution) Conference on prostitution and human trafficking. Powerful presentations highlighting experiences of exploitation and oppression.

http://www.womenlobby.org/news/events/article/international-abolitionist?lang=en

Posted in: ChildrenEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsResearchSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

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