Iona Speakers Take Part In Marriage Referendum Debates

Iona Institute representatives were prominent in the recent debate on same-sex marriage, making the case for a No vote clearly and respectfully across a variety of TV and Radio Programmes.

Here are four of the major appearances.

Maria Steen appeared on RTÉ’s final TV debate of the campaign on Prime Time, hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan. She was joined by Senator Ronan Mullen and Patrick Treacy SC on the No side, while the Yes side was represented by Minister for Communications Alex White, Senator Katherine Zappone, and Colm O’Gorman, director of Amnesty International Ireland.

Watch it here.


Iona Institute director David Quinn took part in an earlier Prime Time debate on the issue which is no longer on the RTÉ player.

He appeared on radio a number of times throughout the campaign, debating Alex White on RTÉ’s This Week programme here.

He also went head-to-head with the notably hostile Chris O’Donohue on Newstalk’s Breakfast Show in a heated exchange.


The Iona Institute’s newest spokesperson, Ben Conroy, debated the marriage referendum with Jerry Buttimer TDduring the review of the papers on the Marian Finucane show, presented by Aine Lawlor.

Click here for this media file…

29th May 2015 ~