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Attitudes Towards the Catholic Church

Attitudes Towards the Catholic Church

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Ireland, the United Nations and human rights

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.

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David Quinn: Pope Benedict and freedom of religion in the West

Here is the text of David Quinn’s talk on religious freedom in the West delivered at the Irish College, Rome, on June 3, 2011.  

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Peter Saunders: Towards a family friendly tax policy

Why governments should be fairer to married couples.

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Speech of John Bruton in defence of religious education

This is the text of a speech given by John Bruton on 7th April in defence of religious education. It was given as part of a series of Lenten Lectures, hosted jointly by the Catholic, Church of Ireland and Presbyterian parishes of Booterstown, Dublin.

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Submission to UN Human Rights Council

The Iona Institute has made a submission to the UN Human Rights Council, before which Ireland appears in October. The submission concentrates on freedom of conscience and religion.

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Religious Education and Human Rights submission

The Iona Institute has made a submission in response to the Irish Human Rights Commission Discussion Paper ‘Religion and Education: A Human Rights Perspective’. The IHRC paper argues that Ireland may be in breach of certain of our human rights obligations in respect of denominational schools. We argue that the paper proceeds from a flawed...

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The loss of virtue and the economic crisis: A talk by Theodore Dalrymple

The Iona Institute hosted a talk on Thursday January 27th by Anthony Daniels, better known by his pen name Theodore Dalrymple, in which he argued that the global economic crisis was triggered by a decline in virtue.

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The new moral absolutism

The pursuit of equality as an absolute right threatens other rights, most especially freedom of conscience and freedom of religion.

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Freedom of Conscience and Religion-Roger Trigg

Roger Trigg’s speech to the Iona Institute on the threat posed to religious freedom by new equality laws.

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