David Quinn

David Quinn is the Director of the Iona Institute iin Dublin. He is a well known journalist who specialises in religious and social affairs. Currently he has columns in both The Irish Independent and The Irish Catholic. He frequently appears on radio and television programmes and also contributes to numerous magazines overseas.



Irish women like cooking more than men do. How evil
13 Sep 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: gender equality, housework, Ireland
But are they really less liberated than German women?


Why Ireland should not have a referendum on the right to life
16 Feb 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, human rights, unborn child
It would subject the most vulnerable human beings to a tyranny of the majority.


Is domestic violence all about gender inequality?
24 Nov 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: domestic violence, family structure, UN Women
If we are really concerned about violence against women and children we cannot be silent about family structure.


Mind the Gap: the decline of marriage in Ireland
7 Sep 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ireland, marriage gap, poverty
As elsewhere, the rich are getting married and the unmarried are getting poorer.


Don’t demonise
17 Feb 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, Ireland, same-sex marriage
An Irish campaigner for the No side warns Australians to prepare for intimidation.


Mum and dad adoption preferred, Irish poll shows
24 Feb 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: adoption, Ireland, same-sex parenting
But new legislation in Ireland puts single and same-sex parenting on the same level.


Irish women more satisfied with life than men
4 Jun 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: happiness, women, work-life balance
The OECD’s latest ‘Better Life Index’ shows that Irish women have a better overall quality of life than men when a range of different factors is taken into account.


Why “Madmen” actor won’t get married
22 Mar 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, divorce
“My parents got divorced when I was two and never remarried. So it doesn’t mean anything to me,” says Jon Hamm, alias Don Draper.


Gleeful subversion
23 Nov 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: sexual behaviour, teenagers, television
The view of teen sex in the popular American TV show is painfully unrealistic.


It’s not all sweet for kids in Sweden
16 Sep 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, parenting, work-life balance
A UN report on British children makes Sweden sound like family heaven. Is it?


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