Restoring Balance and Fairness in Family Taxation


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

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Maria Steen Iona Institute abortion referendum

In front of a packed house in Dublin last night, Maria Steen of The Iona Institute discussed the recent abortion referendum, how it was covered by the Irish media, the legislation that will replace the Eighth Amendment, and the way...

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There is a push underway to remove the proposed 72-hour waiting period before a woman can obtain an abortion. The matter came up before the Oireachtas Health Committee today. Among those questions it was Dr Peter Boylan, one of the...

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The single best protector against abortion appears to be marriage. A married woman is only a fifth as likely to have an abortion as a woman who is not married. This difference is stark and is worth examining. We know...

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Assisted Human Reproduction

The forthcoming legislation on assisted human reproduction is set to build on the extremely radical approach to family relationships put in place by the Children and Family Relationships Act from 2015, a law that greatly demotes the importance of the biological...

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The General Scheme of the abortion Bill is one of the most permissive in the Western world but four pro-choice academics and activists have published a position paper asking to make it even more so. The proposed law will allow abortion...

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Pope Francis Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar believes publicly-funded hospitals should be imbued with “a civic and scientific ethos.” So he said in his Dublin Castle address to Pope Francis. But that term, “scientific ethos”, needs a lot of explaining. Science deals with physical reality,...

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Atheists less open-minded, religious people more tolerant, study shows


Religious people are more tolerant of different viewpoints than atheists, according to just published research. A study of 788 people in the UK, France and Spain concluded that atheists and…

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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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