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Homophobia is “insulting to God”

Kelly Bartlett | 14 February 2014 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: Catholic Church, homophobia, Ireland

Manifesto for a new Ireland: start with conscience rights

Michael Kirke | 16 July 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Ireland
Defying her party's attempt to force consciences on the abortion issue, Lucinda Creighton loses her job but saves a fundamental right.

Down with stifling groupthink, says Irish minister

Lucinda Creighton | 09 July 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Ireland
An extraordinary speech against her government's abortion bill could get a rising star expelled from her party.

The real story of Savita’s tragic death

Caroline Farrow | 24 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, Ireland
Last year the death of an Indian woman was exploited as an example of Ireland’s “archaic” abortion laws. But the under-reported inquest tells a different story.

The truth of the Magdalene Laundries emerges

Ronan Wright | 02 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: abuse crisis, film reviews, Ireland
A report by the Irish government fails to back widely-accepted allegations of abuse by Catholic nuns.

Chile and Ireland, where motherhood really is safe

Elard Koch | 21 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion law, Chile, Ireland, maternal health
What makes these two countries so similar in matters of maternal health and abortion?

Can we always trust the statistics we read?

Shannon Roberts | 15 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Catholic church, Ireland, Population, statistics
While perhaps not strictly demography, his latest article in The Telegraph is also an interesting critique of how widely circulated and believed statistics can turn out to be quite wrong. He points out in his opinion piece yesterday the fairly shocking news that the image of the Magdalene laundries in Ireland promoted by the media has been found to be quite false:

Google in the dock?

Michael Kirke | 23 January 2013 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: google, Iona Institute, Ireland, YouTube

Shoot first, aim later

Michael Kirke | 04 December 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, Ireland, media ethics
Ireland's Press Council was praised by the Leveson Inquiry. But it hasn't put a stop to the group think in the Irish media.

Who will care for Ireland’s elderly?

Shannon Roberts | 28 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Elderly care, Ireland
Ireland is the latest country to recognise and tackle the problems of an aging population head on. On Thursday last week a research report was released which considers what the future demand for care will be from the ever increasing elderly population in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

More politically correct than electorally smart?

Michael Kirke | 31 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: Barack Obama, David Cameron, Democratic Party, France, Ireland, political correctness

A battle for Irish minds and hearts

Michael Kirke | 14 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: Iona Institute, Ireland, parenting

Short, sharp and to the point

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: Ireland

The harm of same-sex marriage - in a nutshell

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Ireland, same-sex marriage
Iona Institute has prepared an excellent, short, briefing paper on the need to preserve marriage as it is currently defined.

Luck of the (growing) Irish

Marcus Roberts | 04 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Ireland
After being hit hard by the GFC and the bursting of a massive property bubble, you would think that the Irish would be pessimistic about the future. Bu the latest census figures for the Irish republic show that the Irish are still extremely confident – so confident that they are prepared to bring more and more Irish babies into the world.

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