Relationships and Sexuality Education


Our new paper is a critique of the liberal philosophy of sex education and how consent is treated as the…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

The Private Member’s Bill to legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia, proposed by Deputy Gino Kenny, has been rejected by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice as it contains serious flaws and it was criticised by the majority of the public...

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In many countries, including Ireland, not enough babies are being born to prevent the population ageing and declining. Many factors are at work, including the cost of living. But another, linked factor, is that increasingly we prioritise work over family,...

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The Oireachtas Justice Committee discussed the topic of assisted suicide/euthanasia in private session during the week. We wonder if the members considered concerns raised by disability rights groups internationally about such laws affect them, the signal it sends that their...

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“100,000 people are alive today because of our laws on abortion, why change that?”, said a Northern Ireland-based billboard campaign in 2017. The Advertising Standard Authority found the claim was largely accurate. Now we can see how accurate the ad...

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By Jim Stack Using newly-published data from the Department of Health about the number of abortions that took place in Ireland last year, this article summarises the 2020 abortion statistics for each county, and compares them with 2019. Briefly, an...

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A total of 6,577 women had an abortion in Ireland in 2020, according to a report presented today by the Department of Health. That is slightly down on the figure of 6,666 in 2019, but the ratio (number of abortions...

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In The News

Archbishop critical of media coverage of religion


Religion is often covered in the media through a political prism that distorts it, according to the Catholic Archbishop of Tuam. Dr Michael Neary was speaking at Mass in Westport…

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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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