Iona Institute Videos

The radical abortion law our Government favours

The Government wants Ireland to introduce an abortion law that goes even further than the British one. The British law results in one pregnancy in five ending in abortion each year. Watch our new video to learn more.

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Sweden: the model secular society?

Pastor and theologian, Mattias Nordstrom, discusses why his native Sweden is so secular and what this means for religious believers.  

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David Quinn discussing funding of Church run schools

David Quinn appeared on Claire Byrne Live on RTE on March 13, 2017, to discuss Church/State separation. In this short clip he says that public funding of Church schools exists in countries where Church and State are separated.

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Speech by Maria Steen to the Citizens’ Assembly

Maria Steen of The Iona Institute addressed the Citizens’ Assembly on March 5, 2017 as it continued its deliberations on the issue of abortion.

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American Christians in the Age of Trump: a talk by R.R. Reno

R.R Reno, Editor of First Things, discusses the topic, ‘American Christians in the Age of Trump’ and considers what Donald Trump’s election victory signifies. The talk was hosted by The Iona Institute and took place on January 26, 2017 in the Davenport Hotel, Dublin 2.

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Why surrogacy is against human rights

Jennifer Lahl of the Centre for Bioethics explains why surrogacy and the use of donor eggs and sperm are against human rights.

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for.

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Fr Vincent Twomey: Church of Mercy, Church of Standards

Fr Vincent Twomey, emeritus professor of moral theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, gives his thoughts on the Extraordinary Synod on the Family and the topic, ‘Church of Mercy, Church of Standards’. The talk was given at an Iona Institute even in the Davenport Hotel, Dublin, on October 23, 2014.

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Church of Mercy, Church of Standards

David Quinn of The Iona Institute speaks about why it is important for Christianity to properly balance moral standards and mercy. The talk was delivered on October 23, 2014 in the Davenport hotel, Dublin.

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Aggressive Secularism: lessons from Scotland

Professor Tom Gallagher discusses aggressive secularism in Scotland and asks whether where are lessons for Ireland in the Scottish experience. The video of his talk can be found here and the Q & A session following his talk here.

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