A record of how eugenics has taken hold in Ireland


Eugenics is a philosophy that decides who is ‘fit’ to live and who is not. In the past, it could…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

Many Parents have expressed serious concerns about proposed changes to the Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum for junior cycle students (age 12-15). These are stated in response to a consultation process initiated by the National Council for Curriculum and...

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New research shows that the full benefits of religion are experienced more by those who actively engage in home-centred practices, in addition to regularly attending public worship. Home-worshippers report higher levels of meaning in their lives, personal happiness and intimate...

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There has been little reaction to the news that 95pc of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome before birth at the Rotunda hospital are subsequently aborted in England. The response to these horrendous figures has been silence or fatalism. For some,...

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It is now commonplace in Ireland to present the Catholic Church in the most negative terms. Sometimes this is deserved, but on its own it leads to an unbalanced view of the Church in Ireland and in the world more...

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In 2016, comedian Sally Phillips presented the BBC documentary, ‘A World Without Down Syndrome’. Phillips, who has a son with the condition, showed how a growing number of couples are using ever more sophisticated pregnancy screening tests to discover if...

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Canada is giving us a glimpse into what is probably our own near future, namely a society in which suicidal ideation, and the act itself, are totally normalised for those facing very difficult circumstances, and who are turning in growing...

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Catholic education chief warns against ‘crowbarring’ gender theory into schools


A radical theory of sex and gender should not be crowbarred into Catholic schools under any guise, according to a leading Catholic education figure. The head of the Catholic Education…

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The Atheist’s Bluff

Atheism present itself as a ‘rational’, ‘tolerant’ alternative to religion. But is that true in theory or in practice? Philosopher,…

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