Our latest paper examines the status of surrogacy in European law and sets out the reasons why most European countries prohibit the practice. Chief among the reasons for prohibiting surrogacy is that it creates an automatic ambiguity about who the mother of the child really is. Is it the birth mother, the genetic mother or...
Professor Eamonn Conway of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick explains the threat posed to denominational education by proposals made in the Government’s Forum on Patronage and Pluralism and the need to protect the ethos of faith schools.
Our latest briefing note illustrates that, contrary to what has been alleged, policies protecting the distinctive ethos of denominational schools are fully consistent with both Irish and international human rights law.
Marriage as a social institution has always been about trying to ensure that as many children as possible are raised by their natural mother and father. Research shows that this produces the best outcomes for children.
Fr Michael Drumm defends the role of Catholic schools in a pluralist society in a talk given at the Iona Institute’s conference on denominational education “Denominational schools in a pluralist society”.
This is the response by The Iona Institute to Ireland’s 3rd periodic report under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It concentrates on Article 10, dealing with the rights of the family. The Iona Institute was invited to respond by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Government’s Forum on the future of primary schools necessitates making the positive case for Catholic schools which we do in this briefing note.
Ireland is to appear before the UN Human Rights Council to discuss our human rights record. But UN bodies often radically misinterpret their own treaties.