Press Releases

New report shows 500pc rise in number of divorces and separations since 1986

Press release from The Iona Institute New report shows 500pc rise in number of divorces and separations since 1986 Report also shows that 300,000 children under 18 are now being raised outside marriage Changing Irish family sees role of father diminished September 5, 2013– The Iona Institute has today published a new report based on...

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Press release from The Iona Institute Ruairi Quinn must clarify how he wants denominational schools to teach RE

Press release from The Iona Institute Ruairi Quinn must clarify how he wants denominational schools to teach RE August 30, 2013– Education Minister Ruairi Quinn must clarify how he wants denominational schools to teach religion and how he wants them to deal with sacramental preparation. At an education conference yesterday, Minister Quinn spoke of the...

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Press release from The Iona Institute State must respect Catholic ethos of Mater Hospital

Press release from The Iona Institute State must respect Catholic ethos of Mater Hospital August 8, 2013- The State must respect the ethos of the Mater hospital, The Iona Institute has said today. The organisation was reacting after Fr Kevin Doran, a member of the Board of Directors of the hospital said he believed the...

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Press release by The Iona Institute: Child-care policy must respect parental choice and not favour creches over home

Press release by The Iona Institute Child-care policy must respect parental choice and not favour creches over home May 29, 2013 – A national debate is underway about the quality and supervision of our crèches following the airing of a Prime Time documentary last night revealing very disturbing mistreatment of young children by some crèche...

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Health Minister James Reilly should suspend public funding of Spunout.ie

Health Minister James Reilly should  suspend public funding of Spunout.ie March 24, 2013 – PUBLIC funding for the website Spunout.ie should be suspended because of its radically pro-choice philosophy, its promotion of an extremely permissive approach to sexual behaviour among teenagers, and because of the way in which the role of parents in the lives...

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Press release by The Iona Institute Government must move to prohibit surrogacy in the interests of children

Press release by The Iona Institute Government must move to prohibit surrogacy in the interests of children Surrogacy splits motherhood between up to three women Surrogacy illegal in most European countries 5 March, 2013  – In light of today’s ruling by the High Court in the surrogacy case, the Government must now introduce legislation to...

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Press release by The Iona Institute Convention should recommend amending not deleting women in the home provision

Press release by The Iona Institute Convention should recommend amending not deleting women in the home provision Article 41.2 protects the private sphere 14 February, 2013  – THE Constitutional Convention meets this weekend to consider Article 41.2 of the Constitution which deals with women in the home. In its submission to the Convention (see note...

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No Catholic schools should be transferred without guarantees says leading educationalist

Press release by The Iona Institute No Catholic schools should be transferred without guarantees says leading educationalist January 21, 2012 – NO Catholic primary schools should be handed over to new patron bodies without firm guarantees that the ethos of the remaining schools will be properly respected, one of the country’s leading Catholic educationalists has...

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Press release from The Iona Institute: Permitting assisted suicide would send a terrible signal to vulnerable people

Press release from The Iona Institute Permitting assisted suicide would send a terrible signal to vulnerable people December 7, 2012 – THE High Court is currently hearing the case of Marie Fleming, a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer who is claiming the right to die by assisted suicide. The Iona Institute does not believe that the right...

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Press release from The Iona Institute Referendum will make very little difference to number of adoptions

Press release from The Iona Institute Referendum will make very little difference to number of adoptions Claim that amending the Constitution will allow many more children to be adopted is false THE CLAIM that the children’s rights referendum if passed “will allow the up to 2,000 children trapped in long term state care to be...

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