TV and Radio

Maria Steen of The Iona Institute appeared on the Pat Kenny show on the 11th October. They discussed how the recent budget has an impact on families, particularly stay-at-home parents.   You can watch the show here.    

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Assessing the last 25 years of social change

RTE’s Prime Time has been assessing the last 25 years of Irish life, including the social debates around issues like marriage, abortion and the Catholic Church. David Quinn took part in a panel discussion last week to discuss these matters. David┬áchallenged that idea that Ireland has become an unambiguously more compassionate place as a result...

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What do people when say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’?

A new poll from the Pew Forum shows that many people who say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’ are actually happy to identity with a given religion and many are regular church-goers. So what do they mean when they say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’? David Quinn was on Spirit Radio to discuss...

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David Quinn on the gender pay gap

David Quinn was on The Pat Kenny Show last Friday to discuss the gender pay gap. Quoting data from Eurostat he said the main reason for the gap is that far more women than men work part-time and this eventually affects their hourly average earnings compared with men. You can listen to the item here....

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David Quinn debates Government proposal re admissions policy of Catholic schools

Iona Institute director, David Quinn, was on The Pat Kenny Show last week to discuss the proposal by Education Minister, Richard Bruton, to remove the right of Catholic schools to admit Catholic children first in the event of over-enrollment. This right is being removed only from Catholic schools. The right of minority faith schools and...

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Iona Institute NI spokespeople discuss right to life and same-sex marriage on BBC radio

Iona Institute NI spokespeople Mary Lewis and Tracy Harkin appeared on the BBC today (Friday). Mary appeared on ┬áThe Nolan Show to discuss the decision to allow the NHS to fund ┬áNorthern Ireland women who travel to England for abortions. Mary’s contribution can be heard here (21 minutes and 53 seconds in). Tracy appeared on...

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New opinion poll on Good Friday drinking laws discussed on Newstalk Breakfast

A new opinion poll commissioned by The Iona Institute and conducted by Amarach Research found that the public are split 50/50 on whether or not we should allows pubs and restaurants to open on Good Friday, as the Government proposes. David Quinn was on Newstalk Breakfast to discuss the findings and said the Government should...

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David Quinn and Dr Peter Boylan discuss the Sisters of Charity decision to quit their hospitals

The news was announced yesterday that the Sisters of Charity are to quit their hospitals. In the process, their three hospitals will give up their Catholic ethos. David Quinn and Dr Peter Boylan discussed the implications of this on The Last Word. David made the point that, with or without the Catholic Church, Irish people...

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David Quinn and Ruth Coppinger debate denominational education

David Quinn and Ruth Coppinger TD appeared on The Pat Kenny Show to debate denominational education. David argued strongly in favour of parental choice and said that the State must follow the wishes of parents for their children. The debate can be heard here. A clip of David can be heard here.

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Maria Steen and Ruth Coppinger debate denominational education

The Iona Institute’s Maria Steen, and Socialist TD, Ruth Coppinger, debated Deputy Coppinger’s new education bill on Prime Time on Tuesday night. The Coppinger bill would effectively destroy denominational education in Ireland. You can watch the debate here. It is preceded by a four minute report.

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