Press Releases

Majority of public overestimates number of priests who are guilty of child abuse

November 1, 2011- A CLEAR majority of the public overestimate the number of Catholic clergy who are guilty of child abuse, a new Amarach Research poll commissioned by The Iona Institute reveals. The most authoritative estimate to date, conducted in the United States, puts the true number of accused priests at 4 percent. (See note...

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UN’s Universal Periodic Review of Ireland’s human rights record reveals ‘ideological bias’

UN’s Universal Periodic Review of Ireland’s human rights record reveals ‘ideological bias’

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Iona Institute welcomes education forum but asks Minister Quinn to respect autonomy of remaining denominational schools

Press release by The Iona Institute Iona Institute welcomes education forum but asks Minister Quinn to respect autonomy of remaining denominational schools March 28, 2011 The Iona Institute today welcomed the setting up by Education Minister, Ruairi Quinn of a forum to examine the handing over of some Catholic primary schools to new patrons. However,...

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Easier access to Morning-After-Pill will not reduce unwanted pregnancy rate says expert

Easier access to Morning-After-Pill will not reduce unwanted pregnancy rate says expert

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Irish Times poll on sex and society

Irish Times poll on sex and society

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New children’s rights amendment must not give State sweeping powers of intervention in families

New children’s rights amendment must not give State sweeping powers of intervention in families

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Decision in sperm-donor case welcome

Decision in sperm-donor case welcome

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Former Taoiseach John Bruton urges religious believers to fight for their values in the EU

Former Taoiseach John Bruton urges religious believers to fight for their values in the EU

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Dept of Education must respect principle of parental choice in talks with Catholic bishops

Dept of Education must respect principle of parental choice in talks with Catholic bishops

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New poll shows big rise in church-attendance

New poll shows big rise in church-attendance

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