I was first elected to the Seanad in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. I have been deputy leader of the Seanad, and leader of the Labour group there, since 2011. I am the mother of two young children, and have worked for many years as a Trinity lecturer - I practised as a barrister for many years previously. I have a proven track record in campaigning on a range of human rights, civil liberties, environmental and women's rights issues.
Now more than ever, politics matters. We need leadership, we need vision and we need candidates with a passion for change at the heart of our democracy. I bring experience, vision and integrity to my campaign for re-election to the Seanad now in 2016.
You can find out more at www.ivanabacik.com