Ivana Bacik

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 Theresa May reacts as Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn informs the MPs that he has tabled a vote of no confidence in the Government in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: Ho/Pru/AFP/Getty Images

Enormous. Catastrophic. Crushing. Breathtaking. These are some of the words used last night to describe the monumental defeat visited upon British pr(...)

The Dáil 100 Experience was launched on Tuesday and   showcases the history of Leinster House and the evolution of Irish democracy through the decades. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has written a letter of complaint to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl about what she says is a “notable lac(...)

Former tanaistí Mary Harney, Joan Burton, Mary Coughlan and Frances Fitzgerald at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some people may be praising the Fianna Fáil leader for opting to put his country before his party by agreeing to support the Fine Gael minority govern(...)

Marking the centenary of women’s suffrage at Leinster House in January 2018 were (back row, from left): Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle, Alice Mary Higgins, Catherine Martin, Fiona O’Loughlin, Ivana Bacik, Denis O’Donovan, Cathaoirleach, and Senator Gabrielle McFadden; (front row, from left): Meg O’Brien, Megan O’Malley and Evelyn O’Keeffe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This year marks the centenary of the passing of the 1918 Act which provided Irish women with the right to vote for the first time. Legislation passed (...)

Pat Kenny’s interview with the   CEO of emigrant support charity Safe Home Ireland  turns into an unexpectedly spirited encounter

In a week when much radio coverage is given to the disproportionately high number of pupils from affluent areas entering third-level education, Pat Ke(...)

Women protesting outside the Dáil to demand the right to free, safe and legal abortion. Photograph: James Forde

Minister for Health Simon Harris has pledged to bring forward legislation to provide for so-called exclusion zones around premises where women are rec(...)

 The Bill was supported without a vote Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Seanad has passed legislation banning the importation or sale of goods or services from settlements condemned by the United Nations and European U(...)

Labour Party  Senators Ivana Bacik and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin speak to the media ahead of the debate of Labour’s Irish Nationality and Citizenship Bill 2018. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The Government has been defeated by 23 votes to 16 on a Labour Party Bill to give citizenship rights to children of non-national parents if they are b(...)

‘Our bill would seek to regularise the position of children born in Ireland who have been resident here for at least three years and who are currently potentially facing deportation,’ Ivana Bacik said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will not support a Labour Party Bill which would give citizenship rights to children of non-national parents if they are born in Irelan(...)

Chief of Staff, Defence Forces: Vice Admiral Mark Mellett. Photograph: Collins

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces has said that if the Public Sector Pay Commission does not adequately address the pay deficit within the Def(...)

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