Press Releases

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is a remind that the right-to-life of the unborn still exist May 8, 2019 – Almost a year after the referendum that repealed the 8th amendment, The Iona Institute has launched a new billboard...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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Leo Varadkar admits he wants abortion on socio-economic grounds

Leo Varadkar admits he wants abortion on socio-economic grounds Taoiseach does not believe unborn has rights before viability May 23, 2018 – Several times in the last number of days Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has effectively admitted he backs abortion on socio-economic grounds rather than simply for life or health reasons. In addition, he has indicated...

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Simon Harris is seriously misleading the public about his abortion Bill

Simon Harris is seriously misleading the public about his proposed abortion Bill May 23, 2018 – It is now abundantly clear that Health Minister, Simon Harris, does not understand the abortion law he himself is proposing and is seriously misleading the public about its contents. On Prime Time last night, he falsely claimed that no...

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Doctor must urgently clarify her position on abortion for non-fatal abnormalities

Doctor must urgently clarify her position on abortion for non-fatal abnormalities Together for Yes must also clarify its stance   May 4, 2018 – The Iona Institute today calls on Dr Jennifer Donnelly, a consultant in obstetrics and maternal foetal medicine at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, to clarify whether or not she wants the law...

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Planned abortion law not restrictive compared with other jurisdictions

Planned abortion law not restrictive compared with other jurisdictions May 2, 2018 – The Government’s planned abortion law is not restrictive when compared to other, comparable jurisdictions, The Iona Institute has said at a press briefing today. On the contrary, very few abortions will, in practice, be refused under it. Ahead of the event, lawyer Maria...

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