Our school system must reflect the wishes of parents


Neither the Church nor the State should determine what kinds of schools we have. This is up to parents. The…

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By David Quinn

‘Momentous review to end church’s health role’, said the headline in Saturday’s issue of The Times Ireland Edition. ‘For the first time since its foundation, Ireland is formally emancipating itself from the church’, said the editorial, without a hint of...

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At the end of June, Ms Justice Laffoy  presented her report on the Citizens’ Assembly meetings dedicated to the discussion of the 8th amendment. In spite of calls for the provision and regulation of conscientious objection to abortion, the report...

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What is the point of soliciting submissions from the public when the agenda of the Citizens’ Assembly is already set? The Citizens’ Assembly devoted its last two sessions to the discussion of “how we best respond to the challenges and...

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Critics are outbidding each other to see who can lavish most praise on the series one Irish Times writer calls a “dystopian masterpiece” about a “religious fundamentalist government who deal with the decreasing birth rates by forcing lower-class women into...

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A new CSO module on childcare reveals a huge preference among parents for minding their pre-school and primary school children at home. The module reveals that only a small minority of parents wish to place their children into a creche,...

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The recent ruling by the Supreme Court on a polygamous marriage means that exclusivity is no longer considered an essential element in marriage. So, marriage does not have to be exclusive under the new legal dispensation, it does not have...

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Public evenly divided on protection for mothers in the home clause


A new poll found that 41% of the public would vote to repeal the section of the Constitution protecting the place of the mother in the home versus 39% who would vote against repeal. Significantly, more women than men…

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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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