Press Releases

Press release by The Iona Institute: National Women’s Council wrong to blame gender pay gap on lack of daycare places

Press release by The Iona Institute  National Women’s Council wrong to blame gender pay gap on lack of daycare places Sweden has universal, State subsidised daycare but its pay gap is only 1 percent lower March 2, 2012 New figures from the European Commission show that the gender pay gap in Ireland is 17 percent, which...

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Press release from the Iona Institute: Government’s surrogacy plans ignore ethical concerns

Press release from the Iona Institute: Government’s surrogacy plans ignore ethical concerns

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Press release from The Iona Institute Labour motion on Catholic civil servants “deeply undemocratic”

Press release from The Iona Institute Labour motion on Catholic civil servants "deeply undemocratic"

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Press release from The Iona Institute Incitement to hatred complaint against bishop “absurd”

Press release from The Iona Institute Incitement to hatred complaint against bishop "absurd"

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Press release by The Iona Institute Government’s surrogacy guidelines must not ‘split’ motherhood or exploit women

Press release by The Iona Institute Government’s surrogacy guidelines must not ‘split’ motherhood or exploit women November 25, 2011 Justice Minister Alan Shatter is planning to issue guidelines next month concerning the issue of surrogacy. Indications are that the guidelines will adopt a very permissive attitude towards the issue and ignore the major ethical concerns...

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Press release by The Iona Institute Iona Institute welcomes decision by European Court of Human Rights on Assisted Human Reproduction

Press release by The Iona Institute Iona Institute welcomes decision by European Court of Human Rights on Assisted Human Reproduction 3rd November, 2011 THE IONA INSTITUTE welcomes today’s ruling by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights that the Austrian law banning the use of donor sperm or eggs for In Vitro...

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New poll reveals public is split in attitude towards the Catholic Church

Press release by The Iona Institute  New poll reveals public is split in attitude towards the Catholic Church  Forty-seven percent view the Church unfavourably, but 46 pc say Church teaching is still of benefit to society November 3, 2011 A NEW POLL commissioned by The Iona Institute shows that the public is split in its...

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Majority of public overestimates number of priests who are guilty of child abuse

November 1, 2011- A CLEAR majority of the public overestimate the number of Catholic clergy who are guilty of child abuse, a new Amarach Research poll commissioned by The Iona Institute reveals. The most authoritative estimate to date, conducted in the United States, puts the true number of accused priests at 4 percent. (See note...

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UN’s Universal Periodic Review of Ireland’s human rights record reveals ‘ideological bias’

UN’s Universal Periodic Review of Ireland’s human rights record reveals ‘ideological bias’

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Iona Institute welcomes education forum but asks Minister Quinn to respect autonomy of remaining denominational schools

Press release by The Iona Institute Iona Institute welcomes education forum but asks Minister Quinn to respect autonomy of remaining denominational schools March 28, 2011 The Iona Institute today welcomed the setting up by Education Minister, Ruairi Quinn of a forum to examine the handing over of some Catholic primary schools to new patrons. However,...

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