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 David Quinn

It is now official. Marriage is about adults first and foremost. Last week, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of a Muslim man who wanted his marriage to a second woman recognised under Irish law. The Court...

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We know that the number of Down Syndrome babies who are aborted annually in the UK is shockingly high, but it turns out that the figure given by the Department of Health in Britain is a gross underestimate. The Department...

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Abortion statistics for England and Wales in 2016 were published this week. There were 190,406 abortions carried out in 2016, slightly lower than in 2015 (191,014). Of those women, 3,265 had an address in Ireland and 724 in Northern Ireland....

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Regular international surveys of student performance have become a feature of the world of education in recent years. The two best-known such surveys are TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study – run by the IEA) and PISA (Programme...

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The recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London prompts a writer in The Irish Times to ponder not the nature of Islam, as would seem natural given the stated motivations of the attackers, but to accuse modern Christianity of being...

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One of the arguments we used in the marriage referendum of two years ago was that a change to the constitutional definition of the family would take away the natural right of a child to a mother and a father....

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Canada Passes Law Criminalizing Use of Wrong Gender Pronouns


Canada’s Senate has passed a bill that puts “gender identity” and “gender expression” into the country’s Human Rights Code and also adds them to the ‘hate crime’ category of its…

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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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