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# Ivana Bacik

This week
26th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# partnership
Colum Eastwood rules out SDLP merger with Irish Labour Party
Irish Labour leader Ivana Bacik described the SDLP as a “sister party”.
Last week
19th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# Housing Crisis
Labour leader Ivana Bacik calls for ‘structural revolution’ in housing provision
Speaking to delegates in Cork, Bacik said Labour wants to deliver a million homes in 10 years.
Last month
March 2023
# planning controversy
Micheál Martin backs Niall Collins as pressure ramps up on Junior Minister to answer questions
Collins defended himself in the Dáil on the issue yesterday.
This year
# Landlords
Housing Minister denies that rent subsidies are a ‘cash bonus for landlords’
Labour leader Ivana Bacik had criticised the amount of money spent on private-sector provision of housing.
# Ivana Bacik
Irish Labour leader hails UK counterpart but disagrees with his ban on MPs joining protests
Ivana Bacik said she sees what Keir Starmer has done as a lesson the Labour party here can follow.
Last year
# Leaders' Questions
Individual in leadership role at Blackrock College 'was told of abuse allegations in 2002', Dáil hears
Labour leader Ivana Bacik claimed that survivors who approached the individual were told to “go away” and return with “proof and a solicitor”.
# Homelessness
Winter eviction ban may lead to higher homelessness levels after it expires, says Varadkar
It comes as levels of homelessness across the State hit record levels in August.
RSA says GDPR limited the level of road crash data it could publish, as questions raised in Dáil
The RSA says this is due to the fact that ‘the data must be treated as personal data in order to comply with GDPR demands’.
# Labour Think-In
Bacik says Ireland should copy Germany's €9 monthly public transport fare initiative
The Labour Party is holding its first think-in since the resignation of Alan Kelly as party leader.
# coalition concerns
Greens call for investigations into Robert Troy's handling of property interests
Minister of State Troy said he is still willing to “engage with SIPO, RTB or a Dáil Committee as suggested by Minister Ryan”.
# Fire Safety
Builders' levy should help pay for works on thousands of defective apartments, says Bacik
Government will have to provide assistance, Leo Varadkar has said.
# Gender Equality
Oireachtas report recommends referendum on women's place in the home
The Gender Equality Committee has proposed that several amendments to the constitution be put to a vote next year.
# Gillian and Darren Milne
Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state
No longer can it be an option for schools to say we’re not taking in children with special needs, the Taoiseach said.
# War in Ukraine
'Z = zombie': Ukrainian rally in Dublin calls for banning of Russian war symbols
Concerns were also raised about Russian Victory Day commemorations on 9 May.
# just transition
Government response to climate crisis ‘inadequate’, Ivana Bacik says
Micheál Martin said a Just Transition Commission would be set up at the end of the year.
# Seanad
Security analyst Tom Clonan wins the Trinity Seanad by-election
Tom Clonan, a disability campaigner, beat out Maureen Gaffney in the final count by 160 votes.
Ivana Bacik confirmed as new leader of the Labour Party
“I sincerely hope that I can repay the trust you have placed in me.”
# Your Say
Poll: Will Ivana Bacik's appointment as Labour leader affect whether you support the party?
The party’s newest TD was elected in July 2021 and will likely be confirmed as its next leader today.
# Labour leadership
Process to elect new Labour leader begins following Kelly's surprise resignation
Both Duncan Smith and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin have backed Ivana Bacik to be the new leader.
# New blood
Ireland's next Labour leader: Duncan Smith rules himself out and endorses Ivana Bacik
Smith says there was “no heave” against the ousted Alan Kelly.
# Seanad by-election
List of 17 candidates announced for upcoming Seanad by-election
The Seanad by-election is taking place to fill the vacancy caused by Labour Senator Ivana Bacik’s election to the Dáil.
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# Apology
Labour TD Ivana Bacik apologises for attending Merrion Hotel party
In a statement, Bacik said that Labour leader Alan Kelly had accepted her apology.
# Dublin Bay South
Warm welcome for newly-elected Ivana Bacik as she takes her Dáil seat
The new Dublin Bay South TD said that it felt like “my first day in big school”.
Column: Lessons from Dublin Bay South
While elected representatives in Ireland have previously sought to censor public opinion polls, they do so under a paternalistic presumption that the public is incapable of adequately deciphering the information, writes Dr Kevin Cunningham.
# Labour
'Back in the game': How did Labour defy national opinion polls and get 30% of first preference votes?
The Labour leader says it has been a “difficult” few years electorally, but today is a good day.
# Vacancy
Who could fill Ivana Bacik's seat in the Seanad following her election to the Dáil?
The Labour Senator has been elected the new TD for Dublin Bay South.
# Dublin Bay South
Ivana Bacik promises to be 'strong, progressive, woman’s voice' as she's elected to the Dáil
Bacik fills the seat left vacant by Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy.
# Dublin Bay South
Alan Kelly says Ivana Bacik will 'cycle through two extremes' to take by-election seat
Kelly said that Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are trying to present the race as “a dichotomy”.
# Dublin Bay South
Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid
The long-time Senator is looking to win a Dáil seat for Labour in Dublin Bay South.
# Commission
Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.
# Law
Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
Eleven seats in the Seanad are vacant as a new Taoiseach has not yet been elected.
'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation
An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.
# Pro-Life
Protesters with baby coffins plan to return to the National Maternity Hospital this Saturday
The issue was discussed on Liveline earlier today.
'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)
The Charities Regulator has defended its decision to say the Project Arts Centre could lose its charitable status if the mural remained.
# Syria
'We spoke on the phone to people in Eastern Ghouta who said: 'We are dying''
Displaced Syrians living in Ireland are calling for more action to be taken to stop ongoing conflict in their home country.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Who got it right on "abortion up to birth" - Cora Sherlock or Ivana Bacik?
FactCheck settles a heated dispute about late-term abortions that took place over the airwaves last week.
# labour's way
Labour wants to replace the Eighth Amendment with a UK-style abortion law
The party has outlined its plans to hold a referendum on the abortion ban if returned to government.
# pretend outrage
George Hook on 'implied consent' and why he's never liked interviewing Ivana Bacik
The outspoken broadcaster landed in the headlines last summer after an interview with the Labour senator. We asked him about it this week.
# bottom line
Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids"
Really, he actually said that.
# Seanad bid
'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'
Dr Tom Clonan, a security analyst and former army captain, is running for the Seanad.