Press Releases

Dr Peter Boylan very wrong about UK abortion figures

Dr Peter Boylan very wrong about UK abortion figures April 26, 2018 – In an interview in Hot Press magazine this week, Dr Peter Boylan makes a claim about the British abortion rate that is very wrong. He says that in Britain one in ten, rather than one in five pregnancies ends in abortion. But the one in five...

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Referendum Commission must confirm unborn will have no constitutional protection if referendum passes

Referendum Commission must confirm unborn will have no constitutional protection if referendum passes April 24, 2018 – The Referendum Commission must clearly and decisively confirm to the Irish people that the unborn child will be deprived of all constitutional protection in the event of the 8th amendment being repealed. In her interview on Newstalk Breakfast this...

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‘For a Catholic to vote to enable an abortion provision would be to act against his or her Catholic faith’

Press release from The Iona Institute  April 20, 2018 – Writing in The Irish Independent today, moral theologian, Dr John Murray, says that ‘For a Catholic to vote to enable an abortion provision would be to act against his or her Catholic faith, as well as against right reason’. Dr Murray is also Chairman of the...

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Supreme Court ruling means only the people now protect the rights of the unborn

Press release from The Iona Institute  March 7, 2018 – The ruling by the Supreme Court that the unborn child has no constitutional rights other than the right to life makes the forthcoming referendum more important than ever. The Eighth Amendment is now the only constitutional protection that children have before birth. The fate of these children...

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Major new survey shows 36pc of Irish still attend church weekly or more

Major new survey shows 36pc of Irish still attend church weekly or more Ireland remains one of the most religious societies in Europe November 1, 2017 – A major new survey shows that in 2016, 36pc of Irish adults still attended a religious service at least once a week. The finding is contained in the...

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Rise in numbers reporting ‘no religion’ in Census must be properly interpreted

Rise in numbers reporting ‘no religion’ in Census must be properly interpreted Many of those who don’t belong to a religion continue to believe in God October 12, 2017 – Census figures released today showing a sharp rise in the number of people saying they have ‘no religion’ need to be properly interpreted because many...

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Government should heed new poll showing big majority of voters want more support for stay-at-home parents

Press release from The Iona Institute  August 23, 2017 – A new poll in the Irish Daily Mail today shows that two-thirds of voters believe the Government should give stay-at-home mothers at least the same financial support as parents who go out to work. The poll comes as Children’s Minister, Katherine Zappone presses ahead with plans...

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New CSO survey reveals huge preference for parental care over creche-care for small children

A new CSO module on childcare reveals a huge preference among parents for minding their pre-school and primary school children at home. The module reveals that only a small minority of parents wish to place their children into a creche, Montessori, or some similar arrangement despite the growing Government preference for this kind of childcare....

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Public split down the middle on Good Friday drinking laws says new opinion poll

Press release from The Iona Institute  Public split down the middle on Good Friday drinking laws says new opinion poll June 19, 2017 – The public is split almost exactly 50/50 on whether or not we should change our Good Friday drinking laws. The poll, conducted by Amarach Research, was commissioned by The Iona Institute....

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Coppinger Bill would destroy denominational education

Press release from The Iona Institute  Coppinger Bill would destroy denominational education May 16, 2017 The ‘Equal Participation in Schools Bill’ proposed by Ruth Coppinger TD would have the effect of destroying denominational education in Ireland, the Iona Institute has said today. The Bill would take away the right of such schools to have a...

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