Documents

New polls shows majority still believe marriage is better for society than cohabitation.

A majority of people continue to believe that marriage is better for society and for children than cohabitation according to a new opinion poll commissioned by The Iona Institute and conducted by Red C.

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The denominational schools debate.

The latest paper from The Iona Institute looks at the ongoing debate over the future of denominational schools and argues that parents have a right to send their children to publicly-funded denominational (or other) schools of their choice.

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Denominational education and parental choice poll

A poll conducted by Red C on behalf of The Iona Institute highlights public attitudes to the issue of parental choice in education. It finds overwhelming public support for parental choice and strong support for denominational schools.

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Children’s Rights Submission

The Iona Institute has made a submission to the Oireachtas Committee examining the proposed children’s rights amendment.

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NI religious knowledge poll

A new poll conducted by Millward Brown Ulster on behalf of The Iona Institute the Evangelical Alliance Ireland, and the Evangelical Alliance (Northern Ireland) reveals, for the first time ever, levels of religious knowledge among the general population in Northern Ireland and finds they are even lower than in the South as revealed by our...

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Domestic Partnerships: A response to recent proposals on civil unions

The latest report from The Iona Institute looks at proposals to give greater recognition and protection to cohabiting couples, provides the arguments in favour of marriage, and puts forward a means of preserving the special status of marriage while giving certain protections to other couples. Click on the image on the right to download the...

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The attack on the biological family

Philosopher Brenda Almond discusses the philosophical trends undermining the notion that the biological basis of the family has any special significance.

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Marriage breakdown and family structure in Ireland

A new report from The Iona Institute provides a detailed look at family breakdown and family structure in Ireland based on Census 2006. It includes maps of most of Ireland’s major cities down to the electoral district level showing marital breakdown and family structure. Family breakdown is shown by age and region as well as...

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Religious Knowledge Poll

A new poll conducted by Lansdowne Market Research on behalf of The Iona Institute and the Evangelical Alliance Ireland reveals, for the first time ever, levels of religious knowledge among the general population and finds an alarming drop-off. Full results of religious knowledge poll with demographic breaks.

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Tax Individualisation: Time for A critical Rethink

A new report, the first from The Iona Institute, highlights the unjust treatment in the tax code of one-income married couples compared with two-income married couples.

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