TV and Radio

David Quinn debates subsidies for day-care

David Quinn was on the Pat Kenny Show about State subsidies for day-care. He argued that the State is discriminating against all other child-care choices, including the wish to mind your own children at home. He said the State should give money directly to parents so they can spend it on the child-care option they...

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David Quinn on the demonisation of Irish history

The centenary of the foundation of the Irish State took place last week. Ireland in the first decades after independence is constantly demonised by commentators today for its ‘backwardness’, ‘repression’, ‘insularity’, and above all because of the influence of the Catholic Church.  In this clip from ‘The Week that Really Was’ podcast, Iona Institute director,...

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David Quinn debates the presence of religious symbols in schools

Should religious symbols be part of multi-denominational schools? and should they be reflective of the ‘’school community’’? David Quinn discussed this issue with Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland, on the Pat Kenny Show. You can listen to the item here.

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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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