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Domestic Partnerships: A response to recent proposals on civil unions

The latest report from The Iona Institute looks at proposals to give greater recognition and protection to cohabiting couples, provides the arguments in favour of marriage, and puts forward a means of preserving the special status of marriage while giving certain protections to other couples. Click on the image on the right to download the...

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The attack on the biological family

Philosopher Brenda Almond discusses the philosophical trends undermining the notion that the biological basis of the family has any special significance.

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Marriage breakdown and family structure in Ireland

A new report from The Iona Institute provides a detailed look at family breakdown and family structure in Ireland based on Census 2006. It includes maps of most of Ireland’s major cities down to the electoral district level showing marital breakdown and family structure. Family breakdown is shown by age and region as well as...

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Religious Knowledge Poll

A new poll conducted by Lansdowne Market Research on behalf of The Iona Institute and the Evangelical Alliance Ireland reveals, for the first time ever, levels of religious knowledge among the general population and finds an alarming drop-off. Full results of religious knowledge poll with demographic breaks.

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Tax Individualisation: Time for A critical Rethink

A new report, the first from The Iona Institute, highlights the unjust treatment in the tax code of one-income married couples compared with two-income married couples.

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Opinion poll on public attitude to marriage and the family

This is the first ever opinion poll conducted in Ireland to try and discover what Irish people think about marriage and the two-parent family. There have been opinion polls about issues like divorce or gay marriage, but none to my knowledge about what people really think about marriage, about its value to society, about fatherlessness,...

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