What Irish euthanasia advocates really want


An Oireachtas committee has recommended euthanasia for those judged to be within six to 12 months of death. If we…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

The Irish Medical Council recently dropped from its ethical guidelines the prohibition on doctors deliberately killing their patients. It is hard to believe they are not paving the way for euthanasia. However, they made this change without properly consulting their...

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Recently, this blog revealed the rapid increase in what might broadly be called ‘New Age’ wedding ceremonies in Ireland presided over by various non-denominational organisations. But wedding services are not all they provide. At least one group offers ceremonies to...

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While the number of Catholic marriages in Ireland is steeply declining, new data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) highlights the rise of ceremonies belonging to “other religious denominations”, to use the CSO’s term. Now, you might think this...

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The introduction of euthanasia in Ireland could lead to the closure of care homes and have an ill effect on the healthcare system, according to the minority report from the members of the Oireachtas Committee on Assisted Dying. A government...

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At a time when the government is considering a further liberalisation of our already permissive abortion legislation, RTE Investigates this week aired a documentary on “the realities of Ireland’s current abortion services” which was far from being fair and impartial....

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By David Mullins The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was finally commenced into law last year. It effectively ended what is known as the ‘wardship system’ under which the courts were mandated to make decisions for persons with diminished capacity....

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Child protective restrictions put into new UK Sex Ed guidelines


Explicit age limits will appear for the first time in statutory guidance issued to schools in the UK covering relationships, sex education and health. Children in primary school will not…

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‘Europe and the Faith’: a talk by Prof Richard Rex

Professor Richard Rex of Queens’ College, Cambridge, addressed The Iona Institute and the Notre Dame Newman Centre for Faith and…

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