"The OECD does surveys about this kind of thing, and discovers actually that families are having fewer children than they'd like because they can't afford it" – David Quinn.
“If this was proposed even a few years ago, there would almost certainly have been a public outcry of some sort” – David Quinn, Iona Institute
Image of 11-week-old unborn baby in the womb is not “violent or graphic content”.
“We’ll just keep persevering in fighting for the right to life of the unborn just as people on the pro choice side didn’t give up when they lost 2 to 1 in 1983,” says David Quinn.
While the Roman Catholic ceremony was still the most popular choice among opposite-sex couples, the 2018 report shows that civil marriage ceremonies accounted for 62.8 per cent of same-sex marriages and 28.7 per cent of opposite-sex marriages.
What concerns me about the government proposal is not even [bringing] the four years down to two years. It is that they are going to take the waiting period out of the Constitution completely and leave it up to the Oireachtas – David Quinn, Iona Institute.
“This totally undermines the whole concept of freedom of conscience which was guaranteed in the recent legislation.”
Iona Institute warns against introduction of broad all-encompassing legislation on exclusion zones.
Iona Institute says parents’ wishes must be front and centre of any revision as it is their children who are being taught and parents are the primary educators.
“In accordance with Article 46 of the Constitution, President Higgins today signed the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018, and it has accordingly become law.”
But they affirm it is “vital to ensure that the rights of individuals and communities to practise and live out their faith openly are protected by law”.
Ad ban will affect No side 100% more than Repeal side as mainstream media “dominated by Yes side talking points,” says Iona.
Census 2016 Households and Families report shows 9 per cent rise in separated and divorced in Ireland.
“There are only two days in the year when the pubs close, the other one being Christmas Day. In time will they open on that day too?"
Getting rid of religion in primary schools will not solve curriculum overload problem – Catholic Primary Schools Management Association.
70% of people believe a child has a right to be raised by their own mother and father new Amarach poll for Iona Institute shows.
Freedom of expression has its limits says Irish Moslem scholar.
Iona Institute reminds media presenters that they ought to be more like referees, ensuring a balanced debate.
National broadcaster apologises to John Waters, Breda O'Brien and Iona Institute for “any upset or distress caused".
Iona Institute report shows marital breakdown is up 500% since 1986.