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#Atheism

# atheism - Monday 29 October, 2018

These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

The International Humanist and Ethical Union launched its annual Freedom of Thought report this morning.

# atheism - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Retirement: 'For the first time in nearly forty years I could openly admit that I didn't believe in God'

Being an atheist principal and managing a Catholic school was a difficult balance to maintain, writes Peter Gunning.

# atheism - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'If there was a creator of the universe, it wouldn't need its feelings protected by Dermot Ahern'

Until the X Case happened, most people believed that the State would never seek an injunction to prevent a raped teenager from leaving the country, writes Michael Nugent.

# atheism - Saturday 24 December, 2016

An Atheist Christmas: 'You can do Christmas even if you don't do god'

Christmas was originally a mid-winter solstice festival, writes atheist Ray Leonard.

# atheism - Thursday 30 April, 2015

LISTEN: BBC presenter 'made a mistake' by revealing he's an atheist on air

One caller was none too pleased.

# atheism - Thursday 2 October, 2014

It's official: We'll have a referendum to remove blasphemy from the Constitution

The last known conviction for blasphemy was in 1855.

# atheism - Sunday 31 August, 2014

What is it like to be an atheist in Ireland?

Is it different from any other faith? We found out.

# atheism - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Column: Religion should be taken out of schools. Leave it at home.

Most schools in Ireland are far from inclusive to non-Catholics, writes Jane Donnelly – and this needs to change.

# atheism - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever - CSO

3.86 million people describe themselves as Catholic (84.2 per cent) while 277,237 people say that they have no religion.

# atheism - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state

Everyone is free to practice their religion – but that shouldn’t have anything to do with how we run the country, argue Nathan Wheeler and Sean Cassidy.

# atheism - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Big drop in number of Irish people who describe themselves as religious

Less than half of the Irish population say that they are religious.

# atheism - Friday 18 March, 2011

New Vatican initiative will 'reach out to atheists'

The Church unveils a plan to open dialogue with non-believers – but there’s no room for the likes of Richard Dawkins.

# atheism - Friday 14 January, 2011

Atheists kick off ‘Honest to Godless’ census campaign

The secular lobby group asks people not to tick the ‘Catholic’ box on the census if they don’t subscribe to that faith.

# atheism - Tuesday 28 September, 2010

Atheists know more about religion than faithful

A US survey says that non-believers, on average, know more about the beliefs of different religions than their members.