Press Releases

Minister Rabbitte’s comments on Church and State ‘deeply undemocratic’

Press release from The Iona Institute Minister Rabbitte’s comments on Church and State ‘deeply undemocratic’ August 26, 2012 – Reacting to Cardinal Brady’s comment today that the Church might lobby politicians on the issue of abortion, Minister Pat Rabbitte said it would be a “retrograde” step if the Church started “dictating” to politicians again. However,...

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Press release from The Iona Institute: Tanaiste’s speech an attack on religious freedom

Press release from The Iona Institute Tanaiste’s speech an attack on religious freedom July 1, 2012 IN HIS speech at the Tom Johnson Summer School today Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore spoke at some length about religious freedom but the speech in fact amounted to an attack on religious freedom. It revealed that by Church/State separation Mr...

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Press release from The Iona Institute Stay-at-home mothers becoming an endangered species new Census data reveal

Press release from The Iona Institute Stay-at-home mothers becoming an endangered species new Census data reveal June 29, 2012 – NEW CENSUS data released yesterday show that the stay-at-home mother is becoming an endangered species. Census 2011 reveals that the number of stay-at-home mothers is plummeting by almost 10,000 per annum and this rate of...

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Press Release from The Iona Institute Children’s rights referendum must not give the State excessive power of intervention

Press Release from The Iona Institute Children’s rights referendum must not give the State excessive power of intervention June 21, 2012 – RESPONDING TO Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore’s announcement today that the referendum on children’s rights is to take place in the autumn, The Iona Institute said the proposed amendment “must not give the State excessive...

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Press release from The Iona Institute Irish women have better quality of life than Irish men says new OECD report

Press release from The Iona Institute Irish women have better quality of life than Irish men says new OECD report  Report shows that a policy focus on gender differences in the workplace is limited as measure of female well-being May 25, 2012 – The OECD’s latest ‘Better Life Index’ shows that Irish women have a...

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Forum recommendations would seriously undermine identity of denominational schools, says Iona Institute

Press release from The Iona Institute Forum recommendations would seriously undermine identity of denominational schools April 10, 2012 – Some of the recommendations contained in the report of the Advisory Group to the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector released today “would seriously undermine the identity of denominational schools”, The Iona Institute...

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Press release from The Iona Institute: Increase in marital breakdown revealed by Census ‘worrying and must be addressed’

Press release from The Iona Institute: Increase in marital breakdown revealed by Census ‘worrying and must be addressed'

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Iona Institute welcomes European Court decision on gay adoption

Press release from The Iona Institute  Iona Institute welcomes European Court decision on gay adoption  March 16, 2012 – The Iona Institute welcomes yesterday’s decision by the European Court of Human Rights that French laws favouring opposite-sex couples in regard to both adoption and access to certain Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) techniques are not in...

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Press release from The Iona Institute: New Household Survey shows that gender pay gap is result of many women’s choice to work part-time

Press release from The Iona Institute New Household Survey shows that gender pay gap is result of many women’s choice to work part-time March 7, 2012 – Data contained in the latest Quarterly National Household Survey released today by the CSO confirm that the gender pay gap is mostly the result of many women choosing...

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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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