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# atheism - Monday 29 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 29th 2018, 6:30 AM 46,092 Views 76 Comments

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

Mar 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 183,209 Views 173 Comments

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'
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# Opinion

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

May 7th 2017, 12:36 PM 708 Views 201 Comments

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'
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# Read Me

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

Dec 24th 2016, 7:30 AM 2,528 Views 154 Comments

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
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# Stephen From Dungannon

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

Apr 30th 2015, 8:33 PM 29,987 Views 79 Comments

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
# No Offence
# No Offence

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

Oct 2nd 2014, 12:30 PM 16,682 Views 160 Comments

The last known conviction for blasphemy was in 1855.

# atheism - Sunday 31 August, 2014

What is it like to be an atheist in Ireland?
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# Minority Report

What is it like to be an atheist in Ireland?

Aug 31st 2014, 8:30 PM 42,887 Views 445 Comments

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.
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 1st 2012, 7:00 AM 1,625 Views 388 Comments

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
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# Religion

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

Oct 18th 2012, 4:04 PM 14,023 Views 84 Comments

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
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# Opinion

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state

Aug 28th 2012, 7:00 AM 977 Views 80 Comments

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
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# Well Holy God

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

Aug 8th 2012, 10:55 AM 9,211 Views 221 Comments

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'
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# Atheism

New Vatican initiative will 'reach out to atheists'

Mar 18th 2011, 3:01 PM 1,177 Views 0 Comments

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
# Census 2011
# Census 2011

Atheists kick off ‘Honest to Godless’ census campaign

Jan 14th 2011, 8:02 AM 2,271 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Religion

Atheists know more about religion than faithful

Sep 28th 2010, 8:21 PM 371 Views 0 Comments

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