TV and Radio

David Quinn discusses the new Iona annual report

David Quinn was on Spirit Radio to discuss The Iona Institute’s annual report and speak about issues like religion and society, denominational education, the right to life, and the Benedict Option. You can listen to the item here.

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Assisted suicide and the vulnerable

David Quinn was The Tonight Show debating whether or not Ireland should permit assisted suicide/euthanasia. He said that doing so would send a terrible signal to the old and infirm about the value of their lives, which is why most palliative care doctors oppose it. You can watch the show here (the item is in...

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Should we permit ‘designer babies’?

A new scientific paper says that so-called ‘designer babies’ could be only two years away. David Quinn discussed the ethics of this on Newstalk Breakfast. You can listen to the item here.

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Some hard questions about surrogacy and AHR

David Quinn was on Spirit Radio to ask some hard questions about a new law governing Assisted Human Reproduction and surrogacy.

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Should contraception be free?

David Quinn and Fine Gael TD, Kate O’Connell discussed whether the State should pay for contraception after a report was published indicating it should not. You can listen to the debate below.  

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Children of atheists and RE class

According to a news report, children attending a particular Catholic school do not have to do homework on days they attend practice for a First Holy Communion choir. An atheist parent says this ‘penalises’ her child. David Quinn of The Iona Institute discussed the matter with Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland.   The item can...

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Government should support all childcare choices

In light of the recent daycare controversy, David Quinn appeared on the Hard Shoulder to say the Government should not discriminate in favour of daycare at the expense of other childcare options like child-minders, relatives or a parent staying at home with their children. The item can he heard here.  

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David Quinn discusses a new report on Relationships and Sexuality Education

A new report on Relationships and Sexuality Education has been published by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. David Quinn appeared on Spirit Radio to discuss it. The item can be found here.

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Breda O’Brien discusses controversial new surrogacy proposals

Breda O’Brien appeared on Spirit Radio’s Morning Show to discuss a new report from the Oireachtas Health Committee on the fertility industry. In particular she attacked a proposal that would allow surrogate mothers to become pregnant with their own babies and and then hand them over to a commissioning couple or individual, possibly in return...

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Should some preparation for the sacraments be done outside school?

David Quinn was on Today with Sean O’Rourke (RTE Radio 1) to discuss the possibility of moving some of the preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation outside school hours. The item can be heard here.

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