Ivana Bacik TD
Spokesperson on the Enviroment and Climate; Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Dublin Bay South


I am delighted to have been elected as a TD for the consituency of Dublin Bay South. I am looking forward to progressing the priorities I set out in my bye-election campaign and to be a representative for the consituency in the Dáil.


I believe that we can make Dublin a fairer and more equal city:

  • We need a housing policy that provides decent, affordable homes for everyone, including families and young people, not speculative profits for developers.
  • We need to prioritise the issue of care –for children, older people, those suffering mental health challenges or with a disability.
  • We need a local and national consensus on the urgent need for climate action and practical strategies to reduce emissions and enhance sustainability.These are just some of the issues that I look forward to discussing with you during this bye-election.


  • 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.</li> <li>She was first elected to serve in Seanad Éireann in 2007.</li> <li>An experienced legislator, Ivana has seen more of her opposition bills become law than any other senator.</li> <li>Ivana’s reforming legislation has tackled issues suchas working conditions for freelancers, secular marriage,women’s health rights and LGBT equality.</li> <li>A long-term campaigner for constitutional change,Ivana was a leading national and local voice in theMarriage Equality and Repeal the 8th campaigns.</li> <li>Ivana was a founder of the Portobello EducateTogether multi-denominational school start-up groupand is on the Board of Canal Way ETNS, Dublin 8.</li> <li>She is currently working with families across DublinBay South to ensure increased provision for childrenwith autism in local schools.</li> <li>Ivana is a keen cyclist, swimmer and climatecampaigner.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> </ul> <p class="text-center">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Ivana Bacik TDSpokesperson on the Enviroment and Climate; Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Ireland - Dublin : Dublin Bay South
Work Address:
Dáil Éireann
Kildare Street
Dublin 2

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