Mind the Gap: marriage and social class in Northern Ireland


The Iona Institute has just launched a new report showing that a huge marriage gap exists in Northern Ireland (as…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

Minister Simon Harris wants GPs in Ireland to be the main providers of abortion, and to prescribe the abortion pills to women ‘with no restriction as to reason’ in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The vast majority of abortions...

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The Iona Institute has launched a new national billboard campaign to promote the right to life of the unborn. The billboards show an image of the unborn baby at 11 weeks with the simple message ‘one of us’. The posters...

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Minister Simon Harris has pledged to allow doctors to conscientiously object to providing abortion pills, in the event of the pro-life amendment going. But how much protection is he willing to allow? For example, will doctors opposed to abortion be...

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Simon Harris, it appears, will say anything that comes into his head to justify stripping the unborn of the right to life, even if what he says today contradicts what he said yesterday. His comments on the aborting of children...

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The big reveal this week in abortion politics is not that we would finally have a referendum to repeal the Eighth amendment, but rather that another provision would replace it. Yet, by the end of the week, we are no...

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Tax individualisation worked, declares a new paper from the Economic and Social Research Institute. Well, it worked if the aim of policy should be to increase the number of women in the workplace as distinct from giving parents a real...

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State’s argument against unborn’s rights ‘extreme, startling and absolutist’ Supreme Court hears


Barrister Maurice Collins has said the ‘extreme’ nature of the State’s arguments in its Appeal against the recognition of unborn rights was ‘arresting’ and the refusal to recognise the “unborn”…

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Introducing The Iona Institute

Our new, 80-second video explains who we are, what we do, and the principles that we stand for. We invite…

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