The Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: a talk

A joint meeting of The Iona Institute and Aid to the Church in Need heard a talk by John Pontifex of…


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By Dr Tom Finegan

The possible move of the National Maternity Hospital from Holles Street to the grounds of St. Vincent’s Hospital has caused a fair degree of debate. One of the main debating points is the role St. Vincent’s Catholic ethos may or...


Writing in the Times of London today, Matt Ridley objects to people who object to gene editing on the basis that it is the slippery slope to eugenics. With all due respect to Mr Ridley, we are well down that...


Yesterday Maria Steen of The Iona Institute debated the issue of abortion and the 8th amendment with Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland. They appeared together on the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk. A highlight was when Maria asked Colm a...

Catholic hospital

The issue of Catholic hospitals and Catholic ethos has been much in the news over the last couple of weeks because of a dispute taking place between the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) and St Vincent’s hospital over the possible relocation...


Amnesty Ireland are again misinterpreting human rights law by claiming that abortion is a human right recognised under international law. This time they’ve enlisted the help of two of Amnesty International’s leading legal advisors to help buttress their case, namely...

Catholic hospitals

The nuns were dragged into a row this week over the future management of the National Maternity Hospital. In addition, there was much derogatory about Catholic healthcare in general. But as David Quinn writes in his Irish Independent column this...


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