Press Releases

36pc of the public want to attend church services this Christmas

Press Release from The Iona Institute 36pc of the public want to attend church services this Christmas 26pc say they are watching religious services online during the second lockdown   25 November, 2020  – A new Amarach Research poll commissioned by The Iona Institute shows that 36pc of adults plan to attend church services if they...

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1 in 5 Mass-goers don’t know if they will return after Covid says new poll

Press Release from The Iona Institute 36pc of Catholics have returned to Mass since lockdown ended  But almost a quarter not sure if they will come back September 21, 2020  – A new Amarach Research poll commissioned by The Iona Institute shows that 36pc of Catholics who were attending Mass regularly before the Covid pandemic have...

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27pc tuning into religious services, 18pc praying more in lockdown

Press Release from The Iona Institute 27pc say they have watched a religious service since the lockdown began  18pc say they are praying more than usual April 23, 2020  – A new poll from Amarach Research, commissioned by The Iona Institute, looks at how religious practice is taking place during the lockdown. It has found...

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Big majority of mothers in Ireland want to work part-time not full-time

Press Release from The Iona Institute New survey shows 61pc of mothers wish to work part-time compared with 29pc of fathers March 9, 2020  – New results from a major international survey show that a big majority of women (61pc) aged 18-50 with children under 18 years of age would prefer to work part-time if...

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Health Committee’s surrogacy recommendations would further commodify children

Press Release from The Iona Institute Sleepwalking to disaster if recommendations on fertility industry are followed July 22, 2019  – A new report from the Joint Oireachtas Health Committee on the Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) industry would further advance the commodification of eggs, sperm, wombs, embryos and even children after they are born if its...

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Government must fund research into causes of marriage breakdown

Press Release from The Iona Institute Government must fund research into causes of marriage breakdown Divorce referendum a chance for Government to show how it will reduce rate of divorce and separation May 21, 2019  – We are to hold a referendum on divorce this Friday. The referendum is not really about reducing the waiting...

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New ‘Still One of Us’ billboard campaign launched

Press release from The Iona Institute  New ‘Still One of Us’ billboard campaign launched A year on the from the referendum, billboard campaign is a remind that the right-to-life of the unborn still exist May 8, 2019 – Almost a year after the referendum that repealed the 8th amendment, The Iona Institute has launched a new billboard...

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New survey highlights big differences between married and cohabiting parents

Cohabiting parents less likely to be satisfied with their relationships and overall family life A new survey -the first of its kind in Ireland – examines the self-reported quality of relationships and family life between cohabiting couples with children compared with married couples with children and finds stronger levels of commitment and satisfaction among married...

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New report shows social class hugely impacts on marital breakdown rates

Press release from The Iona Institute  Fuller debate on marriage needed before new divorce referendum January 7, 2019 – A new report from The Iona Institute called ‘Mind the Gap II’, shows that unskilled workers are more than three times as likely as professional workers to be divorced or separated. The divorce and separation figures are 18.1pc...

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Only a minority of parents want to put children into daycare

Only a minority of parents want to put children into daycare Government must support all childcare choices September 4, 2018 – A new ERSI study out today says that the high cost of day-care is leading to fewer working mothers. In an accompanying press release, the ESRI claims its research indicates “that greater government support for...

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