TV and Radio

Ben Conroy talks gay marriage, social media on BBC World Service

     10th September 2014 ~ Audio

Iona spokesperson Ben Conroy appeared on BBC Worldwide's "Trending" programme discussing the new 'Armagayddon' video made by LGBT Noise. He was on both the radio show (item beings at 8:32) and in a short video podcast. Conroy was also on the World Service's "Weekend" programme with Fergus Nicoll, discussing the same topics (not yet available).

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David Quinn interviewed on Moncrieff: Cardinal Brady Resignation and Homeschooling

     8th September 2014 ~ Audio

David Quinn was interviewed on the Moncrieff show. He discussed Cardinal Sean Brady's resignation, as well as the case of homeschooling parents jailed because they wouldn't allow their kids to undergo a state assessment.

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Breda O'Brien debates surrogacy on RT

     10th September 2010 ~ Audio

Breda O'Brien, teacher, Irish Times columnist and Iona Institute patron, recently debated surrogacy with Deirdre Madden of UCC on RTÉ's Today with Sean O'Rourke programme. She talked about the recent surrogacy scandals, and emphasised the fact that similar things can and have happened regardless of whether surrogacy is commercial or altruistic. Madden argued that banning surrogacy in Ireland would just lead people to seek it out abroad, but O'Brien said that on the contrary, legalising altruistic surrogacy would normalise the practice and drive up demand for commercial surrogacy elsewhere.

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Breda O'Brien on Marian Finucane Show's "The Panel"

     24th August 2014 ~ Audio

Breda O'Brien participated in the Marian Finucane show's roundup of the week's biggest news, including the case of the suicidal migrant woman and her child, as well as the death of Albert Reynolds and his legacy.

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David Quinn debates abortion on BBC Radio Ulster

     18th August 2014 ~ Audio

Iona Institute Director David Quinn appeared on Radio Ulster's The Nolan Show, discussing the latest abortion case with Goretti Horgan of Alliance for Choice.

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Breda O'Brien on Sean O'Rourke and BBC Radio Ulster discussing latest abortion case

     18th August 2014 ~ Audio

Iona's Breda O'Brien appeared on the Sean O'Rourke Show with Sam Coulter-Smith, Master of the Rotunda Maternity Hospital, and Harry McGee of the Irish Times, discussing the case of the suicidal woman who wanted an abortion had her baby delivered by C-Section.

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David Quinn on Gay Marriage and Media Bias: The Last Word

     14th August 2014 ~ Audio

David Quinn appeared on Today FM's The Last Word with Matt Cooper. He discussed the recent upholding by the BAI of a complaint against RTE's Mooney programme for bias over the issue of same-sex marriage. Also in studio was GLEN's Tiernan Brady.

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Breda O'Brien debates surrogacy on RTE's Prime Time

     26th March 2014 ~ Video

Breda O'Brien was on RTE's Prime Time on Tuesday evening, debating surrogacy with Dean Hutchinson of the American for-profit company Circle Surrogacy.

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Ben Conroy on Today FM and RTE Radio 1 talking about sex education

     11th March 2014 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Ben Conroy discusses the controversy over Pure In Heart and the best way of doing sex education on The Last Word with Matt Cooper. With Michelle Hennessy of thejournal.ie, and Bernie Judge of the Teachers Union of Ireland.

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John Murray debates same-sex adoption on Prime Time

     28th November 2013 ~ RealPlayer Video

Dr John Murray of the Iona Institute debates Justice Minister Alan Shatter's proposal to allow same-sex adoption with Paddy Manning of Preserve Marriage, Grainne Healy of Marriage Equality and Brian Sheehan of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network on RTE's Prime Time.

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John Murray debates same-sex marriage on the Last Word on Today FM

     7th November 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Dr John Murray of the Iona Institute debated the same-sex marriage issue with Brian Finnegan of Gay Community News on the Last Word on Today FM.

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David Quinn discusses the blasphemy law on Tonight with Vincent Browne

     5th November 2013 ~ RealPlayer Video

David Quinn discusses Ireland's blasphemy law with Senator Jillian Van Turnhout and Ali Salem of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland on TV3's Tonight with Vincent Browne show.

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David Quinn discusses same-sex marriage on Today with Sean O'Rourke

     31st October 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

David Quinn debates same sex marriage with Waterford Labour TD Ciara Conway on RTE's Today with Sean O'Rourke.

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David Quinn discusses the Iona Institute with Sean Moncrieff

     10th October 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

David Quinn discusses the Iona Institute and issues of concern to the Institute on the Sean Moncrieff Show on Newstalk.

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David Quinn debates the Iona Institute's new paper on marital breakdown on RTE's Drivetime

     6th September 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

David Quinn debates the Iona Institute's paper on family breakdown with Karen Kiernan of One Family on RTE's Drivetime.

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Patricia Casey discusses the Iona Institute's report on marital breakdown on Newstalk's The Right Hook

     6th July 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Professor Patricia Casey discusses the Iona Institute's report on marital breakdown with George Hook on Newstalk's The Right Hook.

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David Quinn discusses the ethos of the Mater Hospital on the Right Hook

     15th August 2013 ~ Audio

Last week David Quinn appeared on The Right Hook on Newstalk to discuss the ethos of the Mater hospital with George Hook, and the looming clash between it and the new abortion law.

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Breda O'Brien discusses same-sex marriage on RTE's This Week

     August 6, 2013 ~

Breda O'Brien of The Iona Institute takes part in a panel discussion on same-sex marriage on RTE's This Week programme.

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David Quinn discusses the liberal agenda on Tonight with Vincent Browne

     2nd August 2013 ~ Video

David Quinn discusses the liberal agenda with John McGurk, Cllr Bríd Smith of People Before Profit, Niamh Hourigan of UCC and presenter Tom McGurk.

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David Quinn discusses Pope Francis' remarks on gays on the Last Word

     1st August 2013 ~ Audio

David Quinn on The Last Word discusses what Pope Francis had to say this week about gay people on his way back from Brazil with gay priest Bernard Lynch.

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Participants at the Iona Institute's childcare conference speak to RTE's Drivetime

     2nd July 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Drivetime interviewed a number of participants at our childcare conference. Here is the item they broadcast.

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Patricia Casey discusses childcare on Newstalk's The Right Hook

     2nd July 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Patricia Casey discusses the Iona Institute's poll on childcare with George Hook on Newstalk's The Right Hook.

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Jonas Himmelstrand discusses the flawed Swedish model of childcare on RTE's Drivetime

     26th June 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Jonas Himmelstrand discusses the flaws in the Swedish provision of childcare with Mary Wilson on RTE's Drivetime.

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David Quinn and Jillian van Turnhout debate childcare on the Pat Kenny Show

     4th June 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Following on from reports of mistreatment at a number of creches in Dublin and Wicklow, David Quinn and Senator Jillian van Turnhout debated the issue of childcare on RTE's Pat Kenny Show.

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Patricia Casey discusses surrogacy on Today FM's The Last Word

     7th March 2013 ~ Audio

Professor Patricia Casey discusses surrogacy with barrister Inge Clissman on Today FM's The Last Word with Matt Cooper.

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Maria Steen discusses surrogacy on RTE's Prime Time

     6th March 2013 ~ RealPlayer Video

Maria Steen of the Iona Institute discusses surrogacy with David Walsh of the Sims Clinic on RTE's Prime Time.

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David Quinn on the future of the Church on RTE's Morning Ireland

     6th March 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

David Quinn discusses the Pope's resignation and the future of the Catholic Church with Paul Dunbar on RTE's Prime Time.

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Maria Steen on the Today with Pat Kenny show

     5th March 2013 ~ Audio

Maria Steen of the Iona Institute appeared on Today with Pat Kenny on RTE Radio with Liam Doran of the Irish Nurses' Organisation, Patsy McGarry of the Irish Times and Jill Kirby of the Sunday Times to discuss Croke Park II and the Papal election. You can listen to the discussion here.

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David Quinn discusses the right of Catholic schools to teach the Church's view on marriage on the Right Hook

     10th January 2013 ~ RealPlayer Audio

David Quinn and George Hook discuss the right of Catholic schools in France to teach the Church's view of marriage on Newstalk's Right Hook show.

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David Quinn discusses The Iona Institute's pro-marriage video on Q102 FM

     4th January 2013 ~ Quicktime Audio

David Quinn discusses The Iona Institute's video making the case for man/woman marriage on the Call Cooney programme on Q102 FM.

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CNN Maria Steen debates abortion in Ireland with Sinéad Ahern of Choice Ireland

     21st December 2012 ~ RealPlayer Video

Maria Steen of the Iona Institute debates the Government's proposals to legislate for abortion with Sinéad Ahern of Choice Ireland on CNN's Connect the World with Becky Anderson. The debate starts after three minutes and eight seconds.

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Dr John Murray of the Iona Institute discusses assisted suicide on Newstalk's Sunday Show

     11th December 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Dr John Murray of the Iona Institute discusses the issue of assisted suicide with Dr Adam McAuley of DCU on Newstalk's Sunday Show.

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Maria Steen discusses abortion on RTE's Frontline

     23rd November 2012 ~ RealPlayer Video

Maria Steen of the Iona Institute discusses the abortion issue on the Frontline programme with Pat Kenny. Maria appears after 20 minutes and 25 seconds.

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Maria Steen of the Iona Institute discusses the abortion issue with pro choice campaigner Susan McKay on RTE's Prime Time

     22nd November 2012 ~ RealPlayer Video

Maria Steen of the Iona Institute discusses the abortion debate with journalist and pro choice campaigner Susan McKay on RTE's Prime Time.

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Maria Steen debates the abortion issue with pro choice campaigner Sinead Kennedy on Newstalk's Sunday Show

     20th November 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Maria Steen of the Iona Institute debates the tragic case of Savita Halappanavar and its implications for the debate on abortion with pro choice campaigner Sinead Kavanagh on Newstalk's Sunday Show.

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Maria Steen of the Iona Institute discusses the Children's Referendum with Senator Jillian van Turnhout and Dr Fergus Ryan on Newstalk's Talking Point

     2nd November 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

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David Quinn and Fintan O'Toole debate denominational education

     2nd November 2012 ~ RealPlayer Video

David Quinn and Fintan O'Toole of the Irish Times debate the issue of denominational schools on RTE's Prime Time.

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David Quinn and Philip Molloy discuss the latest Census figures on religion in Ireland on the Right Hook

     19th October 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

David Quinn and Philip Molloy (standing in for George Hook) discuss the latest Census figures on religion in Ireland on Newstalk's The Right Hook.

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David Quinn and Fergus Finlay debate the children's rights referendum on RTE's This Week

     18th September 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

On Sunday, David Quinn of the Iona Institute and Fergus Finlay of children's charity Barnardos debated the Government's proposed children's rights referendum on RTE's This Week programme.

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Dr John Murray discusses Pat Rabbitte's criticisms of Cardinal Brady's remarks on abortion

     28th August 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Dr John Murray debates comments by Minister for Communication, Pat Rabbitte, accusing Cardinal Brady's entrance into the abortion debate of being "retrogressive". He was joined by Sinéad Ahern of Choice Ireland.

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David Quinn discusses the children's rights referendum with Mary O'Rourke and others on TV3's Vincent Browne

     24th August 2012 ~ RealPlayer Video

David Quinn debates the Government's proposed children's rights referendum with former TD Mary O'Rourke, sociologist Niamh Hourigan of UCC and occupational psychologist Gerry Fahy on TV3's Vincent Browne Show. The guest host in the Irish Independent reporter Dearbhail McDonald.

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David Quinn discusses same-sex marriage with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk

     7th August 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

David Quinn and Sean Moncrieff debated Sean Moncrieff on his Newstalk show last week. You can listen to the discussion here. (The debate starts about six minutes into the segment.)

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David Quinn debates Moninne Griffith of Marriage Equality about same-sex marriage on RTE's Prime Time

     13th July 2012 ~ RealPlayer Video

David Quinn debates the issue of same-sex marriage with Moninne Griffith of Marriage Equality on RTE's Prime Time.

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David Quinn debates same-sex marriage with Senator Ivana Bacik on RTE Radio's Pat Kenny Show

     9th July 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Following Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore's statement in support of gay marriage, David Quinn and Ivana Bacik discuss the subject on the Pat Kenny Show.

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John Murray discusses gay marriage with Tiernan Brady of GLEN on the Last Word

     3rd July 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Dr John Murray, of the Iona Institute, reacts to comments from Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage on Today FM's The Last Word with Tiernan Brady of GLEN and Matt Cooper.

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RTE News at One: Patricia Casey discusses the decline in the number of women working in the home RTE's News at One

     29th June 2012 ~ RealPlayer Audio

Census 2012 shows that the decline in the number of women working in the home has continued apace. Professor Patricia Casey of the Iona Institute discusses the phenomenon on RTE's News at One with Sean O'Rourke.

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Maria Steen of the Iona Institute discusses a new report showing Irish women have a better quality of life than men on Newstalk's

     31st May 2012 ~ RealPlater Audio

Last week, the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation released figures showing that women reported a higher level of life satisfaction compared to men. Maria Steen of the Iona Institute discussed the findings with Easyparent columnist Hazel Kay Larkin on Newstalk's Breakfast show.

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17 May 12 Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali discusses aggressive secularism with David Robert Grimes on RTE's Pat Kenny Show

     18th May 2012 ~ Quicktime Audio

Bishop Michael Nazir Ali, who gave a talk to the Iona Institute last week, debates the issue of aggressive secularism with atheist and physicist David Robert Grimes on the Pat Kenny Show.

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10 May 12 David Quinn discusses same-sex marriage with Brian Sheehan of GLEN on the Scott Williams Show on Q102 Radio

     11th May 2012 ~ RealPlater Audio

David Quinn discusses same-sex marriage with Brian Sheehan of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network on the Scott Williams Show on Dublin's Q102.

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Maria Steen of the Iona Institute debates divorce on Newstalk's Breakfast Show

     1st May 2012 ~ RealPlater Audio

Maria Steen of the Iona Institute discusses a new move to reduce divorce in the UK on Newstalk's Breakfast Show.

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Newstalk The Right Hook: David Quinn discusses school which refused place to a pregnant teenager

     1st May 2012 ~ RealPlater Audio

David Quinn discusses the case of a school which denied a place to a pregnant teenager with George Hook.

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Today with Pat Kenny: John Murray and Paul Rowe discuss new recommendations on denominational schools

     10th April 2012 ~ RealPlater Audio

On Tuesday, the Advisory Group to the Government's Forum on Patronage and Pluralism published their recommendations. John Murray of the Iona Institute and Paul Rowe of Educate Together joined Pat Kenny to discuss the report.

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RTE Prime Time: Breda O'Brien discusses surrogacy with Miriam O'Callaghan

     11th April 2012 ~ RealPlayer Video

Breda O'Brien dicusses surrogacy with Miriam O'Callaghan (10 minutes into the clip).

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Today FM: The Last Word with Matt Cooper-Professor Patricia Casey and Karen Kiernan of One Family discuss Census 2011

     30th March 2012 ~ RealPlater Audio

Professor Patricia Casey and Karen Kiernan of One Family discuss the dramatic rise in divorces revealed in Census 2011 with Matt Cooper.

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RTE Frontline: Discussion of secularism with David Quinn, Fr Michael Drumm, Ivana Bacik and Diarmuid Ferriter

     13th March 2012 ~ RealPlayer Video

Pat Kenny hosts a discussion on secularism with David Quinn, Ivana Bacik, Fr Michael Drumm and Professor Diarmuid Ferriter.

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Today FM The Last Word: David Quinn and Orla O'Connor debate the gender pay gap

     6th March 2012 ~ RealPlater Audio

David Quinn, Director of the Iona Institute and Orla O'Connor, acting CEO of the National Women's Council debate the gender pay gap on Today FM's The Last Word with Matt Cooper.

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Today with Pat Kenny: David Quinn debates Dr Deirdre Madden on surrogacy

     24th February 2012 ~ RealPlater Audio

David Quinn debates Dr Deirdre Madden of UCC on surrogacy

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Today with Pat Kenny - George Weigel

     2011 ~ Quicktime Audio

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The Right Hook: David Quinn on Anti-Catholicism

     10th February 2012 ~ RealPlater Audio

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Renewing the Church - George Weigel - Video

     13th December 2011 ~ QuickTime Video

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David Quinn and George Hook discuss British Passport forms replacing mother and father with "parent 1" and "parent 2"

     4th October 2011 ~ RealPlater Audio

David Quinn and George Hook discuss moves by the Government in the UK to replace the words mother and father with the terms "parent 1" and "parent 2".

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Newstalk The Right Hook: Brendan O'Neill on Anti-Catholicism

     29th September 2011 ~ RealPlater Audio

Atheist Brendan O'Neill discusses the growing fashionability of anti-Catholicism with George Hook.

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RTE Marian Finucane Show: David Quinn, Jillian Van Turnhout and Marie Marie discuss the effects of fatherlessness

     26th August 2011 ~ RealPlater Audio

Debate between David Quinn, Senator Jillian van Turnhout of the Children's Rights Alliance and psychologist Marie Murray over the importance of marriage for children. (begins 19 seconds in)

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RTE Frontline: Discussion on the family, children's rights and the Civil Partnership Bill with David Quinn and Ivana Bacik

     6th July 2010 ~ RealPlayer Video

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Newstalk Sean Moncrieff and David Quinn: How marriage and the family in Ireland is changing (The discussion took place in the June 22 show and begins in part 2, about 35 mins in)

     24th June 2010 ~ Audio

David Quinn, talking on Sean Moncrieff's Newstalk having a discussion about how marriage and the family in Ireland is changing.The discussion begins about 35 minutes in.

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RTE This Week: Children's right's referendum

     21st February 2010 ~ RealPlater Audio

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RTE 6 O'Clock News: Children's Rights Amendment

     17th February 2010 ~ RealPlayer Video

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RTE Q&A: Same Sex Unions

     10th November 2009 ~ RealPlayer Video

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RTE Q&A: The difference between same sex marriage and civil unions

     7th July 2008 ~ RealPlayer Video

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