Ivana Bacik

TD, The Labour Party

Ivana Bacik, TD
Dublin Bay South


  • Ivana grew up in Rathgar/Terenure and lives in Portobello with her young family.
  • Ivana is a lawyer and has taught law over many years in Trinity College Dublin.
  • As a student activist Ivana was taken to court and threatened with prison for providing information on abortion - in a case that paved the way for repeal of the Eighth Amendment and legalisation of abortion in Ireland.
  • She was first elected to serve in Seanad Éireann in 2007.
  • An experienced legislator, Ivana has seen more of her opposition bills become law than any other senator.
  • Ivana’s reforming legislation has tackled issues suchas working conditions for freelancers, secular marriage,women’s health rights and LGBT equality.
  • A long-term campaigner for constitutional change,Ivana was a leading national and local voice in theMarriage Equality and Repeal the 8th campaigns.
  • Ivana was a founder of the Portobello EducateTogether multi-denominational school start-up groupand is on the Board of Canal Way ETNS, Dublin 8.
  • She is currently working with families across DublinBay South to ensure increased provision for childrenwith autism in local schools.
  • Ivana is a keen cyclist, swimmer and climatecampaigner.
  • She is working closely with Labour councillors inDublin Bay South to improve cycling infrastructure, increase green spaces for communities and enhance the water quality and recreational value of Dublin Bay.
  • Ivana’s surname is Czech. Her paternal grandfather was imprisoned by the Nazis. After WWII, he moved to Ireland with his young family, where they settled in Waterford. Her mother’s side of the family are very proud Murphys from Co. Clare.
9:30 - 9:50

Friday 9am to 2pm 30th July 2021

Allyship and Advocacy

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