How the 8th amendment saved lives


An official three-review review of Ireland’s abortion law is to begin soon. That law has been in effect since January…

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In a short address delivered online to a conference in Italy last weekend, David Quinn, head of the Iona Institute discusses the restrictions placed on public worship during the pandemic.  He says that the strictness or otherwise of restrictions was...

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Thanks mainly to Covid-19, Ireland saw a huge drop in the number of births in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period last year. At 14.6pc, it was the second biggest fall in Europe, and would...

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By David Mullins This week the Social Democrats brought forward a Private Members Bill entitled the Education (Health, Relationships and Sex Education) Bill 2021. It has religious-ethos based RSE directly in its sights. Parents would no longer be allowed to...

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Hate crimes against Christians have risen dramatically in recent years, according to a newly published report from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OCSE). These include violent attacks on individual Christians, on churches and on holy objects. To...

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This personal reflection was prompted on hearing of a highly principled individual seriously suffering the ill-effects of Covid. Whether you get a vaccine or not is your decision in conscience. If you decide not to do so, then it should...

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New research from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) confirms that when fathers play an active role in the lives of their children, it has beneficial effects on the child. Unfortunately, the research fails to take into consideration the...

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Poll predicts post-Covid Mass attendance will drop by 12%


New research reveals that more than one-in-ten Catholics who regularly attended Mass before the pandemic say they will not return when all restrictions are lifted. Commissioned by the Iona Institute,…

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A pro-life take on the Covid-19 vaccines

 Maria Steen discusses with Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, and theologians John Murray and Tom Finegan, the morality of…

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