Child-care: what do the public really want?


A briefing note from The Iona Institute sets out what child-care choices the public really want to make. Only a…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

In 2018 more than 720,000 people, representing 33.6% of the electorate on the day, voted to keep the the pro-life Amendment in our Constitution. As a party, it would be the biggest in the Dáil, much bigger than Sinn Féin,...

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Was the nuclear family more trouble than it was worth? The headline on a piece in the prestigious American monthly, The Atlantic, would give the impression that it was. More surprising is that the headline is over an article written...

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It is only 13 months since Ireland’s new abortion law was passed, and ever since, activists and other have been seeking to expand the grounds for abortion even further, even though the law is already permissive by the standard of...

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Fr Vincent Twomey, Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, addressed a packed University Church on Wednesday night. The event was co-hosted by The Iona Institute and the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason. In his...

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Yet another Citizens’ Assembly has been established, this time to discuss the issue of gender equality. It began in Dublin, on Saturday, and will run once a month for six months. But I wonder if the Assembly, which is focussing...

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In the current election campaign, the Churches have so far been mostly conspicuously silent. In Britain, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales put out a statement ahead of the December election there, as did the Scottish bishops. The Catholic...

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In The News

Infanticide supporting, Princeton professor has event cancelled over disability stance


An event with Australian philosopher Peter Singer has been cancelled in New Zealand after an outcry over his public stance on the morality of killing some disabled newborns. Professor of…

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our new, 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for. We invite…

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