How our tax system penalises families today


Is an average family more fairly taxed now than they were in 1974? Taxation and the Family: Restoring Balance and…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

In an era where digital content is accessible at the click of a button, the exposure of children to inappropriate material, particularly pornography, has become a pressing issue. In response to these concerns, Senator Rónán Mullen, along with a bipartisan...

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In some good news, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has recently ruled that there is no right to assisted suicide under the European Convention on Human Rights, allowing individual signatory States such as Ireland to continue banning euthanasia...

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The Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) Bill, currently under consideration in the Seanad, has sparked some debate primarily around the issue of surrogacy. However, the Bill raises numerous other ethical issues that merit urgent attention, particularly with regard to embryo research...

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Liberalism has an extremely transactional approach to human relationships. By this I mean that a relationship lasts only as long as we get a net benefit from it over time. We treat others as a means to an end, ultimately...

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A Bill that will allow surrogacy is currently being debated in the Seanad as it reaches the final stages of approval. The Government tells us it will not recognise commercial surrogacy, but in fact it will do so by allowing...

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The number of abortions carried out in England and Wales in 2022 rose to its highest ever, according to new data, while births continued to decline. More than a quarter of pregnancies are now terminated before birth. According to the...

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In The News

‘Conversion therapy’ ban unlikely before General Election


Promised legislation to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’ is unlikely to be enacted within the Government’s lifetime, which can only last until next spring at the outside, Minister for Children and…

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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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