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#Ivana Bacik

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
# Commission
# Commission

Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 4:41 PM 43,760 Views 36 Comments

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.

# ivana-bacik - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Senators to begin High Court action to clarify if Seanad can legislate
# Law
# Law

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

Jun 24th 2020, 9:28 AM 10,676 Views 0 Comments

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
# FGM

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 25,392 Views 11 Comments

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
# Pro-Life
# Pro-Life

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

Jul 9th 2019, 6:24 PM 38,431 Views 227 Comments

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)
# MASER
# MASER

'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)

Apr 23rd 2018, 2:38 PM 18,897 Views 120 Comments

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''
# Syria
# Syria

'We spoke on the phone to people in Eastern Ghouta who said: 'We are dying''

Mar 6th 2018, 7:30 PM 8,220 Views 55 Comments

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
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Who got it right on "abortion up to birth" - Cora Sherlock or Ivana Bacik?

Aug 3rd 2016, 8:42 PM 36,573 Views 209 Comments

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
# Labour's Way
# Labour's Way

Labour wants to replace the Eighth Amendment with a UK-style abortion law

Feb 18th 2016, 4:36 PM 15,718 Views 91 Comments

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
# Pretend Outrage
# Pretend Outrage

George Hook on 'implied consent' and why he's never liked interviewing Ivana Bacik

Jan 24th 2016, 7:45 AM 30,373 Views 39 Comments

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
# Bottom Line

Senator Jim Walsh tells Senator Ivana Bacik to "get treatment for haemorrhoids"

Dec 10th 2015, 2:41 PM 28,519 Views 79 Comments

Really, he actually said that.

# ivana-bacik - Monday 28 September, 2015

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'
# Seanad Bid
# Seanad Bid

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'

Sep 28th 2015, 9:15 PM 20,977 Views 17 Comments

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
# Labour
# Labour

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

Sep 23rd 2015, 5:20 PM 15,154 Views 29 Comments

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
# After Joan
# After Joan

Labour's next leader, from most to least likely

Aug 30th 2015, 9:30 PM 19,571 Views 115 Comments

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...
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Feb 19th 2015, 5:55 PM 6,939 Views 54 Comments

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
# Prejudice
# Prejudice

Calls for Ireland to legislate against online hate crime

Sep 2nd 2014, 11:26 AM 6,021 Views 57 Comments

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
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

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

Aug 19th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,544 Views 214 Comments

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
# Force Marriage
# Force Marriage

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

Jun 25th 2014, 7:09 PM 20,497 Views 57 Comments

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'
# Scapegoat
# Scapegoat

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

Jun 13th 2014, 12:42 PM 18,033 Views 33 Comments

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'
# Seanad-igans
# Seanad-igans

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

Jun 5th 2014, 10:00 PM 21,019 Views 79 Comments

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
# Game On
# Game On

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

May 28th 2014, 10:23 PM 19,477 Views 116 Comments

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
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

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

May 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 11,045 Views 48 Comments

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
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

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

Feb 5th 2014, 3:48 PM 5,438 Views 0 Comments

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
# 1918
# 1918

Senator gathers all the ladies of Leinster House for photo shoot

Jan 25th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,996 Views 36 Comments

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
# Academics Say No
# Academics Say No

Over two dozen academics urge No vote in Seanad referendum

Sep 27th 2013, 7:55 AM 7,471 Views 100 Comments

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
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

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

Sep 9th 2013, 3:15 PM 4,873 Views 52 Comments

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
# Abortion

Senator Jim Walsh criticised for abortion description

Jul 17th 2013, 4:20 PM 12,341 Views 352 Comments

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

The Seanad will spend most of this week debating the abortion legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

The Seanad will spend most of this week debating the abortion legislation

Jul 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,203 Views 25 Comments

… and some of next week too.

# ivana-bacik - Friday 19 April, 2013

Norris claims Iona Institute 'tried to mislead constitutional convention'
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

Norris claims Iona Institute 'tried to mislead constitutional convention'

Apr 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,826 Views 77 Comments

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
# Marriage
# Marriage

Labour publishes draft law to allow same-sex civil marriage

Mar 19th 2013, 12:53 PM 6,628 Views 67 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Mar 1st 2013, 11:00 AM 3,144 Views 58 Comments

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
# Abortion

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

Nov 15th 2012, 4:09 PM 11,271 Views 49 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
# Savita
# Savita

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

Nov 14th 2012, 9:26 AM 8,175 Views 79 Comments

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
# Flying The Flag

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

Oct 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 9,532 Views 27 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Pro-choice march to take place in Dublin today

Sep 29th 2012, 8:15 AM 9,116 Views 144 Comments

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
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik

Aug 19th 2012, 5:00 PM 6,587 Views 62 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie 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
# Dáil Over The Road

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

Jul 12th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,480 Views 23 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Jun 28th 2012, 7:50 PM 10,623 Views 2 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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

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

Jun 28th 2012, 5:30 PM 8,333 Views 140 Comments

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
# Rebellion
# Rebellion

Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad

Jun 20th 2012, 4:46 PM 4,117 Views 21 Comments

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?
# Group Of Death
# Group Of Death

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

May 25th 2012, 9:33 AM 2,475 Views 31 Comments

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

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