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By David Quinn

Is the value Christians attach to life impeding our response to Covid-19? This is basically the question columnist Matthew Parris asked in The Times of London last Saturday. He believes that we have given too much importance to  saving every...

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A new study claims that more restrictive abortion laws do not reduce the incidence of abortion. In fact, the opposite may be the case, it says. If true, this would be a big blow to the pro-life movement which obviously...

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‘Mrs America’ is a much discussed new series depicting the battle that raged in the United States in the 1970s over a proposed amendment to the US Constitution called the ‘Equal Rights Amendment’. This proposed to outlaw discrimination on the...

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A commitment to establish a Citizens’ Assembly on education was a core feature of the recent general election manifesto of the Green Party.  Among other things, what are the implications of this for faith schools? We saw where this went...

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A new study confirms that Ireland’s population is ageing fast, partly driven by a below-replacement level fertility rate. Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, was on Newstalk to discuss what, if anything, we can do about this. He said we need...

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There is a strong possibility that as the world ages between now and the end of the century, it will also become more religious. Why? Because the fastest growing continent by far in population terms is Africa, and Africa is...

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Pandemic exposes limits of science, Archbishop says


The outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic has exposed the limits of science and the capacity for technological solutions to all problems, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said.…

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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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