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#Ivana Bacik

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate 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.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation FGM

'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.

# ivana-bacik - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Protesters with baby coffins plan to return to the National Maternity Hospital this Saturday

The issue was discussed on Liveline earlier today.

# ivana-bacik - Monday 23 April, 2018

'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.

# ivana-bacik - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'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.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

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.

# ivana-bacik - Thursday 18 February, 2016

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.

# ivana-bacik - Sunday 24 January, 2016

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.

# ivana-bacik - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids" Bottom Line This post contains videos

# ivana-bacik - Monday 28 September, 2015

'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.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Another by-election on the way as Senator Jimmy Harte resigns

The Donegal senator sustained serious head injuries in an accidental fall nearly two years ago.

# ivana-bacik - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Labour's next leader, from most to least likely

Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

# ivana-bacik - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Can fatal foetal abnormalities be legislated for? Politicians want to take ANOTHER look...

The Oireachtas Health Committee has agreed to add the issue to its work programme

# ivana-bacik - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Calls for Ireland to legislate against online hate crime

A new report from the University of Limerick finds Ireland to be out of step with international legislation on hate crime.

# ivana-bacik - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum

There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

It will soon be illegal for under 18s to get married in Ireland

Legislation now allows for this if a teen has parental consent but there are concerns that this is facilitating forced marriage.

# ivana-bacik - Friday 13 June, 2014

Susan O'Keeffe would have got a better reaction 'if she said she was hungover'

The senator’s reason for missing a crucial vote on selection of members for the banking inquiry committee was criticised by some this week.

# ivana-bacik - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Banking inquiry 'rocked' after lengthy row over senator's 'conflict of interest'

Angry scenes in the upper house after a claim that a senator has a conflict of interest, preventing him from serving on the banking inquiry, is later withdrawn.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

'The limits of austerity have been reached': Joan Burton confirms her Labour leadership bid

The party’s deputy leader has confirmed her ambition to replace Eamon Gilmore.

# ivana-bacik - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

'Akin to Hamlet without the Prince': Senator concerned over Anglo 'exclusion' from banking inquiry

Senators have been debating changes to standing orders that will allow for the establishment of a banking inquiry in the coming months.

# ivana-bacik - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Senator gathers all the ladies of Leinster House for photo shoot

The occasion will mark the 95th anniversary of the 1918 General Election – and Ivana Bacik hopes to have a majority of women in the chamber for the first time ever.

# ivana-bacik - Friday 27 September, 2013

Over two dozen academics urge No vote in Seanad referendum

A total of 27 academics have put their name to a letter in the Irish Times today.

# ivana-bacik - Monday 9 September, 2013

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved

Two Labour senators will canvass with the former Fianna Fáil minister in the midlands this week.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Senator Jim Walsh criticised for abortion description Abortion This post contains videos

Senator Jim Walsh criticised for abortion description

Walsh says his graphic description was based on the evidence of a US doctor who had carried out over 1,200 abortions.

# ivana-bacik - Monday 15 July, 2013

# ivana-bacik - Friday 19 April, 2013

Norris claims Iona Institute 'tried to mislead constitutional convention' Same-Sex Marriage This post contains videos

Norris claims Iona Institute 'tried to mislead constitutional convention'

Norris has called for an inquiry into whether the conservative think-tank misrepresented a study about child parenting.

# ivana-bacik - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Labour publishes draft law to allow same-sex civil marriage

Ivana Bacik and by-election candidate Eoin Holmes publish a bill which removes the same-sex ban on civil marriages.

# ivana-bacik - Friday 1 March, 2013

Action on X group plans rally to mark 21st anniversary of case

The campaign group wants to put pressure on the government to legislate for abortion in Ireland under the terms of the controversial and divisive judgement in the Supreme Court X Case.

# ivana-bacik - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Labour councillor demands internal investigation into Senator's Savita case comments Abortion This post contains videos

Labour councillor demands internal investigation into Senator's Savita case comments

Clontarf councillor Jane Horgan-Jones has called for an internal investigation into comments made by John Whelan.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Bacik says 'legislation is clearly necessary' amid outcry over Savita death

The death of Savita Praveen Halappanavar after a miscarriage at University Hospital Galway last month has prompted a strong reaction.

# ivana-bacik - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Purple marks the safe spot: Senator calls for introduction of flag system Flying The Flag This post contains a poll

Purple marks the safe spot: Senator calls for introduction of flag system

Modelled on a UK system, Ivana Bacik believes safety in town and city centres can be improved.

# ivana-bacik - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Pro-choice march to take place in Dublin today

The march is part of a Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.

# ivana-bacik - Sunday 19 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik

Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ivana Bacik picks a speech by Ireland’s first female president, Mary Robinson.

# ivana-bacik - Thursday 12 July, 2012

On your bike: Bacik wants more Senators and TDs to cycle to work Dáil Over The Road This post contains images

On your bike: Bacik wants more Senators and TDs to cycle to work

The Labour Senator is launching an all-party Oireachtas Cyclists Group at Leinster House today in a bid to get more politicians cycling. Here’s a few pictures of ones who already do…

# ivana-bacik - Thursday 28 June, 2012

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Senator’s criticism of abortion ads an ‘odious abuse of taxpayer-funded privilege’

Labour senator Ivana Bacik has been criticised by the pro-life group Youth Defence after she called for the Advertising Standards Agency to be given a remit to act on complaints about anti-abortion ads.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad

The three senators are now likely to be kicked out of the Labour Parliamentary Party after supporting an opposition motion.

# ivana-bacik - Friday 25 May, 2012

Could Dún Laoghaire elect only two TDs at the next election?

If the Irish Times’ report is right, Dún Laoghaire could become a three-seater – with one of them already filled…

# ivana-bacik - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Humanist marriage ceremonies on track to being legally recognised

Currently, humanist ceremonies are not recognised – but an amendment to the Civil Registration Bill 2004 is expected to change this.

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