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  1. tALTClosure of Mountjoy Prison Training Unit - Commencement Matter Issued 30 March 2017 Prison Accommodation Commencement Matter, 30 March 2017 Acting Chairman (Senator Gerry Horkan): I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Patrick O'Donovan. Senator Ivana …
  2. tALTLabour publishes Brexit Policy Paper Issued 29 March 2017 29 March 2017 Today is the day that British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50. She will address the House of Commons on the issue within the next hour. The …
  3. tALTPensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Benefit Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage Issued 22 March 2017 Pensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Benefit Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] Senator Ivana Bacik:  I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second …
  4. tALTImmigration Status - Matter on the Commencement 14 February 2017 Issued 14 February 2017 An Leas-Chathaoirleach:  welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, to the House.Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State and thank him for coming to …
  5. tALTConvictions for Certain Sexual Offences (Apology and Exoneration) Bill 2016 (Labour Party PMB): Second Stage Wednesday, 1 February 2017 Issued 2 February 2017 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Stanton, to the House. I commend my colleagues in the Labour Party group, Senators Nash and Ó Ríordáin, on …
  6. tALTAdoption (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage Tuesday, 24 January 2017 Issued 25 January 2017 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister, Deputy Zappone, to the House. I wish her, her colleagues and all Members present a happy new year, if it is not too late in …
  7. tALTTHE CASE FOR REPEAL OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT MY SUBMISSION TO THE CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY 14 th DECEMBER 2016 Issued 14 December 2016 Summary Each year, thousands of women travel to England from Ireland to access terminations of pregnancy; 3,451 women made the journey in 2015 (63 per week; 9 per day). Over …
  8. tALTLabour Party/PES International Seminar on Brexit Issued 13 December 2016 The Labour Party hosted a major international seminar on Brexit to discuss the ways in which Ireland may be impacted by the UK's decision to leave the European Union.  …
  9. tALTPensions Equality Bill Issued 6 December 2016 This Bill seeks to address the small number of cases where retired employees who were legally not permitted to marry persons of the same sex before a particular date may be …
  10. tALTLegal Cases That Changed Ireland - New Book Out now from Clarus Press Issued 1 December 2016 Legal Cases that Changed Ireland  Legal Cases that Changed Ireland examines key legal cases which have brought about significant social change in Ireland. The book is based …
  11. tALTProtection of Employment (Uncertain Hours) Bill 2016: Second Stage (Labour Private Members' Bill) Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Issued 17 November 2016 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Minister of State and his officials to the House. I also welcome this opportunity to discuss this important Bill on Second Stage and …
  12. tALTRecognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016: Second Stage Issued 20 October 2016 Senator Ivana Bacik: I will be brief because I know a number of other Senators wish to speak in the short time available. I welcome the Minister of State and, in particular, …
  13. tALTJudicial Appointments and Threatened Industrial Action by An Garda Síochána: Statements Wednesday, 12 October 2016 Issued 13 October 2016 Senator Ivana Bacik: I welcome the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to the House. I also welcome the opportunity to have this debate. A consensus has been …
  14. tALTNERI report shows a living wage is key to tackling gender pay gap Issued 14 July 2016 A study by the Nevin Economic Research Institute has shown that almost three quarters of people earning the minimum wage in Ireland are women. The disproportionately high …
  15. tALTAll-Party Motion in the Seanad on Ibrahim Halawa Issued 7 July 2016 That Seanad Éireann: - notes that Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish citizen, has been detained without due process in Egypt for three years since being arrested as a child of 17 …
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