Documents

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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Making Babies: Regulating the AHR industry

Our latest paper is an examination of the Assisted Human Reproduction industry. It is a response to the Government-appointed commission on topic and sets out its own, child-centred, recommendations for the industry. An edited version of the paper can be found by clicking on the image to the right. A full-length version can be found...

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Church attendance in Ireland increases.

A new poll conducted by RedC on behalf of The Iona Institute shows that weekly church attendance has increased from 42 percent to 46 percent in the last 18 months while the number who go at least once a month has jumped from 54 percent to 65 percent.

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Only one in four want State-run schools.

A new poll conducted by RedC on behalf of The Iona Institute shows that only one in four people want all publicly-funded schools to be State-run. The rest want a choice of schools, including Church-run schools. The results are almost identical to another poll we commissioned last year.

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