TV and Radio

David Quinn discusses the autonomy of religious hospitals

A new report commissioned by the Government has raised the possibility of changing the way publicly-funded Catholic hospitals are run. One possibility that garnered lots of attention is that religious symbols be removed from public display if a patient wishes it. David Quinn discussed this issue on Newstalk’s The Pat Kenny Show and on RTE’s...

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Iona spokespeople debate Government plans for ‘exclusion zones’

Iona Institute representatives were on a number of programmes this week discussing plans by Health Minister, Simon Harris (pictured) to introduce draconian legislation that will most likely ban even prayer vigils outside abortion facilities. Maria Steen debated the matter with Colm O’Gorman on Today with Sean O’Rourke. David Quinn debated it with Ivana Bacik on...

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Maria Steen discusses Catholic schools on Today with Sean O’Rourke

Maria Steen was on Today with Sean O’Rourke last week to discuss the future of Catholic schools. also on the programme was Michael Kelly, Editor of The Irish Catholic. Maria spoke about growing pressures on the ethos of Catholic schools, and that the Church needs to greatly cut down on the number of schools it...

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Why RSE must respect the wishes of parents

The Oireachtas Education Committee has released a report on RSE in schools. Among the recommendations is that religious ethos can play no part in how it is taught. David Quinn appeared on Lunchtime with Ciara Kelly to argue that the way it is taught has to align with the wishes of parents. He said few...

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Is religious freedom in Ireland under pressure?

On Wednesday, David Quinn appeared on Newstalk’s The Hard Shoulder to discuss whether religious freedom in Ireland is under pressure. David discussed how the conscience rights of pro-life doctors are not properly respected in the new abortion law, and also that Church schools no longer have full freedom to abide by their ethos. Also taking...

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The huge social divide in rates of marriage breakdown

Professor Patricia Casey was on Newstalk Breakfast yesterday to discuss a new report from The Iona Institute which shows that the marriage breakdown rate for unskilled workers is three times that of professional workers, a yawning marriage gap. You can listen to the item here.

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Is it hard today to be openly Catholic?

David Quinn was on Newstalk’s The Hard Shoulder yesterday to discuss the growing number of people who find it hard to be open about their Catholic faith because of the present hostile atmosphere that exists towards it. The item can be heard here.

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David Quinn discusses a proposed divorce referendum

The Government has announced its intention to hold another marriage referendum in May, this time to reduce the waiting time for divorce. David Quinn appeared on the Last Word to discuss the proposal among with Daniel McConnell from the Irish Examiner.  You can hear the discussion here below:

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David Quinn debates gender pay gap and division of labour at home

David Quinn of The Iona Institute and Barbara Scully debates the findings of a new poll which says that most people think women are victims of discrimination. In particular, they talk about the gender pay gap and the division of labour at home and in work between men and women.    

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Iona spokespeople discuss the Papal visit on radio and tv

Breda O’Brien and David Quinn have appeared on a number of TV and radio programmes during the Pope’s visit, including: Prime Time , 23rd August The Stand, 23rd August The Last Word, 28th August The Stand, 29th August

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