Documents

Religious Education and Human Rights submission

The Iona Institute has made a submission in response to the Irish Human Rights Commission Discussion Paper ‘Religion and Education: A Human Rights Perspective’. The IHRC paper argues that Ireland may be in breach of certain of our human rights obligations in respect of denominational schools. We argue that the paper proceeds from a flawed...

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The loss of virtue and the economic crisis: A talk by Theodore Dalrymple

The Iona Institute hosted a talk on Thursday January 27th by Anthony Daniels, better known by his pen name Theodore Dalrymple, in which he argued that the global economic crisis was triggered by a decline in virtue.

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The new moral absolutism

The pursuit of equality as an absolute right threatens other rights, most especially freedom of conscience and freedom of religion.

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Freedom of Conscience and Religion-Roger Trigg

Roger Trigg’s speech to the Iona Institute on the threat posed to religious freedom by new equality laws.

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Religious freedom in the United Kingdom-Neil Addison

UK Barrister Neil Addison says that religion in the UK is often seen as “a potentially dangerous eccentricity” in a talk given to the Iona Institute.

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Religion, politics and the European Union: An address by John Bruton

       

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Made for children: Why the institution of marriage deserves special status

The latest paper from The Iona Institute explains why marriage has special status and why this is not discrimination.

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A child’s best interests: who decides?

A referendum on the subject of children’s rights could be held by the end of the year. It will introduce the concept of “the best interests of the child” into the Constitution. The key question is who gets to decide what is in the best interest of the child, the State or parents? Our latest...

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Teenage access to contraception

The Iona Institute has made a submission to the Law Reform Commission in response to its recent consultation paper ‘Children and the Law: medical treatment’. The submission is written by Professor David Paton of Nottingham University. Click here to download Professor Paton’s Powerpoint presentation on the topic.

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Unmarried fathers submission.

The Iona Institute has made a submission to the Law Reform Commission in response to its recent consultation paper ‘Legal Aspects of Family Relationships’.

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