TV and Radio

Iona spokespersons discuss the result of the abortion referendum

On the morning of the count, with the result already known, David Quinn gave his immediate reaction to Marian Finucane on RTE Radio 1. The following Monday, he appeared on the Clare Byrne Live show on RTE 1 to argue that the pro-life side must be as committed in the long term to achieving the...

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Newstalk 8th Referendum Debate featuring Maria Steen

Ivan Yates hosted an 8th Referendum debate featuring Declan Ganley, Dr Andrew O’Regan GP, and barrister, Maria Steen, of the Iona Institute on the No side; and, on the Repeal side, Timmy Dooley, TD for Fianna Fail, Grainne Gilmore of Lawyers4Yes, and Obstetrician, Mary Higgins. The debate took place in Galway on May 16th 2018...

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Maria Steen on Pat Kenny rebutting Dr Peter Boylan interview

Maria Steen was interviewed by Pat Kenny about the abortion referendum, in response to an interview the previous day with Dr Peter Boylan of Together for Yes. Her interview can be heard here.

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Maria Steen discusses the abortion referendum on Claire Byrne Live

Maria Steen was on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live last Monday, discussing the upcoming abortion referendum.  Other panellists were Dr John Monaghan, obstetrician, and Mary Butler, Fianna Fáil MP.  Representatives of the YES were Orla O’Connor, from the National Women Council of Ireland, Mary Lou McDonald, leader of Sinn Féin, and Dr Peter Boylan, obstetrician. You can watch...

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David Quinn debates the abortion referendum

David Quinn appeared at the Marian Finucane show on RTE Radio, on Sunday 13th May. Other panellists were retired Judge Catherine McGuinness and pro-choice GP, Dr Mark Murphy, for the YES side, and journalist Larissa Nolan for the NO side. The item can be listened here.

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David Quinn on euthanasia

Pat Kenny asks David Quinn if the legalisation of assisted suicide should be introduced to Ireland, after a 104 Australian scientist travelled to Switzerland from Perth to end his life. The item can be listened here.

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Maria Steen comments on the proposed abortion legislation

Maria Steen, of the Iona Institute, spoke to Pat Kenny about the draft abortion legislation presented to the Cabinet by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, and also about Simon Coveney’s recent volte-face on this topic.  Pat Kenny defended staunchly the Government position. The item can be listened here.

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David Quinn discusses new sex education proposals on Prime Time

Education Minister, Richard Bruton, has announced a revision of the Relationships and Sexuality Education programme for schools. Roe McDermott of The Irish Times, and David Quinn of The Iona Institute, discussed the proposal. You can watch it here.

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Ireland’s proposed surrogacy law

David Quinn was on RTE’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday to discuss Ireland’s proposed surrogacy law. The proposed law will outlaw commercial surrogacy but permit non-commercial surrogacy for which ‘reasonable expenses’ will be paid. Irish people will still be able to avail of commercial surrogacy abroad. David argued that surrogacy in all forms commodifies children and...

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Maria Steen debates the abortion issue on Prime Time

Following the Dail debate last week on the issue of abortion, Maria Steen of The Iona Institute appeared on Prime Time where she debated Labour’s Senator Ivana Bacik. The item can be watch here. Maria was also on Today with Sean O’Rourke  where she debated Senator Catherine Noone, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment. It is here. Senator...

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