Maria Steen on RTE’s The Cutting Edge


Maria Steen of The Iona Institute appeared on RTE’s The Cutting Edge recently. Among the topics debated was the Citizens’…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

The Sisters of Charity have just announced that they are quitting their three Dublin hospitals. They say from now on the hospitals will be governed by “national and international best practice guidelines on medical ethics and the laws of the...

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The headline in the Journal.ie article read: “Women in full-time employment work for free for one month each year.” Taken on its own, this is incredibly misleading because the average person will think that women get paid 14pc less than...

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The BBC last week aired a three-part TV drama called ‘Three Girls’. Based closely on real life events it focussed on three girls who were systematically abused by mostly middle-aged men who came mostly from the Pakistani community. The girls...

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Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland, has presented the usual litany of discrimination allegedly suffered by atheists and religious minorities in Ireland in an article for The Irish Times this week.  He calls a more secular state.  But what kind of...

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It could “disturb the conscience of women who, in accordance with the law, have made personal life choices”, the court in France ruled last November. What might “disturb” their consciences? The answer is an ad which tells mothers carrying a...

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Have we reached peak anti-Catholicism in Ireland? Perhaps I’m being optimistic, but I have a feeling the answer might be yes. In the last few weeks we have had story after story that has ignited and then reignited the tremendous...

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In The News

Opinion poll findings at variance with Citizens’ Assembly recommendations on abortion


An Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI opinion poll has found far less support for abortion than was recommended by the Citizens’ Assembly in April. Voters overwhelmingly rejected legalising abortion “on request”…

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our new, 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for. We invite…

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