TV and Radio

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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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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