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CSO statistics reveal fewer Catholic marriages in 2018

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.

2019.04.11.

Divorce referendum planned for May

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.

2019.03.29.

Conscience provisions undermined by recent medical ads, bishops say

“This totally undermines the whole concept of freedom of conscience which was guaranteed in the recent legislation.”

2019.03.15.

Story on Sidewalk Advocates was “sensationalist”

Iona Institute warns against introduction of broad all-encompassing legislation on exclusion zones.

2019.02.22.

School ethos must be respected by proposed new RSE programme

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.

2019.01.30.

“Sad day for human rights” as Eighth Amendment deleted

“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.”

2018.09.19.

Reference to blasphemy in Constitution is “largely obsolete” say bishops

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”.

2018.06.15.

Don’t be silenced by Google Ad ban say No campaigners

Ad ban will affect No side 100% more than Repeal side as mainstream media “dominated by Yes side talking points,” says Iona.

2018.05.11.

More married people, but marriage in decline, says Iona

Census 2016 Households and Families report shows 9 per cent rise in separated and divorced in Ireland.

2017.08.04.

Poll shows public split on Good Friday drinking laws

“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?"

2017.06.20.

Iona to address Citizens’ Assembly

Over 10,000 of 13,000 submissions to Assembly now online.

2017.02.18.

Religious education transmits a “holistic world view”

Getting rid of religion in primary schools will not solve curriculum overload problem – Catholic Primary Schools Management Association.

2016.12.30.

Children have right to mother & father: survey

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.

2015.04.04.

Paris shootings rekindle debate on blasphemy law

Freedom of expression has its limits says Irish Moslem scholar.

2015.01.10.

Call for fair debate on same-sex marriage

Iona Institute reminds media presenters that they ought to be more like referees, ensuring a balanced debate.

2014.12.18.

RTE apologises for ‘homophobic’ accusations on Saturday show

National broadcaster apologises to John Waters, Breda O'Brien and Iona Institute for “any upset or distress caused".

2014.01.28.

Dramatic rise in marital breakdown a cause of concern

Iona Institute report shows marital breakdown is up 500% since 1986.

2013.09.07.
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