The Iona Institute submission on the assisted suicide Bill


The Oireachtas Committee on Justice has invited submissions on the “Dying with Dignity Bill 2020”, presented by Deputy Gino Kenny. The…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

Pro-euthanasia advocates in Ireland, as elsewhere, insist that properly drawn legislation permitting assisted suicide and euthanasia will ensure that such a law will never be abused.  Numerous safeguards, they assure us, can be put in place. A new academic study...

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In an interview this week with David Quinn, Bishop Kevin Doran discussed the current ban on public worship, something that looks set to continue until summer. David put it to Bishop Doran that in other countries, bishops have taken their...

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Ireland is currently one of only two countries in the whole of the European Union where the Government has put a complete stop to public worship.  The other member-state is Slovenia. Restrictions on worship vary from country to country, from...

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The use of vaccines that have some connection with abortion poses serious for the Christian conscience. In two other blogs (here and here) I have explained why it is morally permissible to avail of them if they are medically necessary...

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I will take the Covid-19 vaccine, when available, because on balance I believe I have a moral duty to do so. I also understand why some people have reservations about its safety, its efficacy and its morality. (I have already...

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Some of the most important medical bodies in the country have now declared to be against Ireland legalising assisted suicide. Several have sent submissions to the Oireachtas Justice Committee and expressed opposition to far-left TD Gino Kenny’s ‘Dying with Dignity’...

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Pope Francis begins historic four-day trip to Iraq


Pope Francis has begun a first ever papal trip to Iraq to preach a message of peace and reconciliation to warring communities and bring hope to a heavily persecuted Christian…

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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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