TV and Radio

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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David Quinn discusses the divorce referendum with Pat Kenny

David Quinn of the Iona Institute, was on the Pat Kenny Show to discuss the upcoming referendum on eliminating the waiting time for divorce from the Constitution. The item can be heard here.

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New survey on attitudes to RSE debated

David Quinn of The Iona Institute, and Breda Lynch of teacher union, ASTI, were on Newstalk’s The Hard Shoulder on Monday to discuss a new survey about attitudes to the teaching of Relationships and Sexuality Education in school.   https://cdn.radiocms.net/radio-cms/uploads/2019/04/29164526/2904-HS-Sex-Education.mp3

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School divestment controversy in north Dublin

Parents and teachers are objecting to proposals to divest one of eight Catholic schools in Malahide, Kinsealy and Portmarnock in north Dublin to another educational patron. David Quinn appeared on the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk during the week to discuss the matter, as well as on RTE’s Drivetime. You can listen to items here...

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Professor Patricia Casey discusses the findings of a new survey on cohabitation

A new 11 country survey that covers Ireland finds that cohabiting parents are less satisfied with their relationships and family life overall than married parents. This helps to explain why cohabiting parents are more likely to break up than married parents with obvious implications for children. Professor Patricia Casey appeared on The Pat Kenny Show...

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‘Exclusion zones’ and religious symbols in hospitals

Iona Institute director, David Quinn, was among the panellists of the Tonight Show on Virgin Media discussing Church and state, ‘exclusion zones’ and whether religious symbols should be displayed in religious hospitals. The show can be watched here.

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