TV and Radio

David Quinn on the life of Queen Elizabeth

David Quinn, of the Iona Institute, was on the Hard Shoulder show discussing the life of Queen Elizabeth II, and how she put duties before anything else. The programme can be heard here.

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One in five wants their children placed in daycare

David Quinn, director of the Iona Institute, discussed on The Pat Kenny Show a recent survey that found that only one in five parents wants their children in daycare. You can listen to the item here.

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David Quinn on the positive side of the nuns’ legacy

David Quinn of The Iona Institute was on the Tonight Show on Tuesday (May 17) to discuss the row over the new National Maternity Hospital. He said that only the negative side of the legacy of the nuns in Ireland has been highlighted to date, and the positive side of their legacy is being badly...

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David Quinn debates the future of religious schools

David Quinn was on the Pat Kenny Show last week debating the future of Church-run schools. He said one reason that more Catholic schools have not been divested is because in practice there is not much demand from parents to do so. You can listen to the item here.

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Time to be more fair-minded about nuns

David Quinn was on Newstalk Breakfast discussing the constant demonisation of Irish nuns which causes us to almost totally overlook the great good they still do to this day. You can listen to it here    

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The Archbishop of Dublin has said parents are still interested in schools with a catholic ethos. David Quinn of the Iona Institute was interviewed by Pat Kenny on this topic, confirming that there is an enduring demand for Catholic education. The interview can be heard here.

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The decline of Christian burial

David Quinn of the Iona Institute was on the Tonight Show  on Wednesday discussing the decline of Christian burial in Ireland, with presenter Claire Brock and independent celebrant Conor Clear. (The debate begins at about minute 33)      

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Better off without religion?

David Quinn of The Iona Institute and Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland discuss the place of religion in Irish society and the world and whether we are better off without religious belief. David argued that secular humanism is based on Christian foundations it either won’t acknowledge or takes for granted. The debate took place on...

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Are bishops right to allow First Holy Communion and Confirmation again?

A number of Catholic bishops have given the green light to First Holy Communions and Confirmations taking place again from the middle of the month even though this is against public health guidance. David Quinn of the Iona Institute was on Drivetime (RTE) to debate the matter with Tomas Ryan of Trinity College Dublin. David...

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Irish divorce figures hit a new high

Applications for divorce reached their highest level ever last year, according to new data from the Courts Service. Some 5,266 applications were made, an increase of 29pc on 2019, and by far the highest annual figure since divorce was introduced in 1997. Breda O’Brien, Patron of the Iona Institute and Irish Times Columnist was on Newstalk Breakfast yesterday to discuss...

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