TV and Radio

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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Maria Steen discusses Minister Bruton’s plans to focribly amend the admissions policies of faith-based schools

Maria Steen, of the Iona Institute, talked to Sarah McInerney on Newstalk Breakfast about Minister Bruton’s plans to forcibly amend the admissions policies of some faith-based schools, namely, removing the so-called ‘baptism barrier’ to Catholic Schools. The item can be found here.

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Maria Steen and David Quinn debate the proposals of the Oireachtas abortion committee

Maria Steen, of the Iona Institute, appeared together with Senator Ronan Mullen on Today with Sean O’Rourke on 15th December to debate the radical and far-reaching proposals of the Oireachtas abortion committee. Also on the panel were Fine Gael TD, Bernard Durkan and journalist, Alison O’Connor. The item can be found here. David Quinn, director of...

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David Quinn discusses his book ‘How we killed God (and other tales of modern Ireland)’

Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, has been on a number of programmes lately discussing his new book ‘How we killed God (and other tales of modern Ireland’) which looks back at almost 25 years of tumultuous social and religious change in Ireland. A central theme of his book is that ‘Official Ireland’ has set out...

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David Quinn debates the right to life on the Tonight Show

Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, was on the Tonight Show on TV3 last Thursday night to discuss the current state of the abortion debate. Also on the panel were former Fine Gael Senator, Fidelma Healy Eames, Fine Gael TD, Kate O’Connell, and Amnesty Ireland’s Colm O’Gorman. The show can be found here.

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Maria Steen debates childcare policy

Maria Steen of The Iona Institute appeared on the Pat Kenny show on the 11th October. She and the panel discussed how the recent budget has impacted childcare. You can watch the show here.    

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Assessing the last 25 years of social change

RTE’s Prime Time has been assessing the last 25 years of Irish life, including the social debates around issues like marriage, abortion and the Catholic Church. David Quinn took part in a panel discussion last week to discuss these matters. David challenged that idea that Ireland has become an unambiguously more compassionate place as a result...

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What do people when say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’?

A new poll from the Pew Forum shows that many people who say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’ are actually happy to identity with a given religion and many are regular church-goers. So what do they mean when they say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’? David Quinn was on Spirit Radio to discuss...

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David Quinn on the gender pay gap

David Quinn was on The Pat Kenny Show last Friday to discuss the gender pay gap. Quoting data from Eurostat he said the main reason for the gap is that far more women than men work part-time and this eventually affects their hourly average earnings compared with men. You can listen to the item here....

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David Quinn debates Government proposal re admissions policy of Catholic schools

Iona Institute director, David Quinn, was on The Pat Kenny Show last week to discuss the proposal by Education Minister, Richard Bruton, to remove the right of Catholic schools to admit Catholic children first in the event of over-enrollment. This right is being removed only from Catholic schools. The right of minority faith schools and...

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