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# iona-institute - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From Business ETC Complaints about RTÉ’s Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI Pantigate

Complaints about RTÉ’s Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.

# iona-institute - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

‘Anti-Pantigate’ bill tabled in the Dáil to stop “the litigious and thin-skinned”

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

# iona-institute - Monday 24 February, 2014

Priest says Iona Institute didn’t handle homophobia debate well

Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.

# iona-institute - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

WATCH: Senator asks RTÉ payout recipients to ‘give the money back’

During his two minutes speaking time last night, David Norris claimed there is homophobia present in the upper house.

# iona-institute - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate – I beg to differ Opinion

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate – I beg to differ

RTÉ would do well to remember the story of Jurgen Klinsmann’s dive in the 1990 World Cup and the effect that had on schoolboy footballers for years to come.

# iona-institute - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today?

Guess what? Traditional media no longer gets to dictate we can (or should) care about – as Panti Bliss, Pussy Riot and a host of other activists and individuals have proved, writes Lisa McInerney.

# iona-institute - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Dáil won’t allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy

TDs and Senators are trying to raise the Panti Bliss controversy in the Dáil and Seanad.

# iona-institute - Friday 31 January, 2014

Rabbitte won’t ‘interfere’ in RTÉ’s Panti payments

Rabbitte said he has never called someone who disagreed with him on the issue of gay equality a ‘homophobe’.

# iona-institute - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday Debate

The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia this Saturday

According to RTE, ‘The Saturday Night Show will host a debate on homophobia; what constitutes homophobia and who gets to define the word?’

RTÉ receive 847 complaints about Panti appearance and apology to Iona Institute

The majority of the emailed complaints have been received in the past three days.

# iona-institute - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

O’Brien accepts RTÉ apology, but says broadcaster ‘let its standards slip’

Meanwhile, Colm O’Gorman has said he was “stunned” by how the situation had developed.

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology

The vast majority were from people complaining about the broadcaster’s apology to a number of newspaper columnists and the Iona Institute.

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O’Neill

The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?

# iona-institute - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

“No comment” from RTÉ on whether damages were paid over Saturday Night Show

An email from the Iona Institute to its mailing list today claims that damages are to be paid to “injured parties” by RTÉ.

# iona-institute - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Part of The Saturday Night Show removed from RTÉ Player over ‘legal issues’

Citing legal issues and reasons of sensitivity, the broadcaster edited out a part of Rory O’Neill’s interview before returning the full show back to the RTÉ Player.

In pictures: Tom O’Gorman remembered as friends gather for candlelit vigil RIP This post contains images

In pictures: Tom O’Gorman remembered as friends gather for candlelit vigil

Friends and colleagues of the murder victim gathered at a Dublin city centre church last night to share their grief and their memories…

# iona-institute - Friday 19 April, 2013

Norris claims Iona Institute ‘tried to mislead constitutional convention’ Same-Sex Marriage This post contains videos

Norris claims Iona Institute ‘tried to mislead constitutional convention’

Norris has called for an inquiry into whether the conservative think-tank misrepresented a study about child parenting.

# iona-institute - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Over 1,000 submissions to convention on same-sex marriage

The number of submissions made to the Constitutional Convention is almost 50 times the amount sent on other issues.

# iona-institute - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

# iona-institute - Friday 11 January, 2013

10 interesting moments from day three of the Oireachtas hearings on abortion

Thursday was the final day of Oireachtas hearings on how to implement legislation for the X case with religious and advocacy groups having their thoughts heard.

# iona-institute - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Churches and lobby groups to address Oireachtas abortion hearings

The third and final day is a busy one, with pro-choice, pro-life and several faith groups all weighing in on abortion.

# iona-institute - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Psychiatrists at odds over effects of any X Case legislation

TDs and Senators have heard from a number of psychiatrists who spoke at length about the issue of suicide in any legislation for the X Case.

# iona-institute - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Catholic priests group accuses RTÉ of insincerity over Fr Reynolds apology

The Association of Catholic Priests has accused sections of the media of “anti-Catholic and anti-priest bias”.