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# iona-institute - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Iona Institute researcher seeks to sue woman for defamation over Twitter posts
# Angelo Bottone
# Angelo Bottone

Iona Institute researcher seeks to sue woman for defamation over Twitter posts

Oct 1st 2019, 8:14 AM 17,337 Views 0 Comments

Counsel for Dr Angelo Bottone told the High Court he’d obtained orders compelling Twitter to disclose information about the account.

# iona-institute - Monday 10 December, 2018

Iona Institute researcher sues Twitter over tweets he claims defamed him
# Defamation Proceedings
# Defamation Proceedings

Iona Institute researcher sues Twitter over tweets he claims defamed him

Dec 10th 2018, 5:04 PM 15,990 Views 0 Comments

The allegedly defamatory tweets were not taken down from the social media platform.

# iona-institute - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Iona Institute research officer suing Twitter in the High Court
# Angelo Bottone
# Angelo Bottone

Iona Institute research officer suing Twitter in the High Court

Sep 20th 2018, 6:20 AM 19,012 Views 0 Comments

Dr Angelo Bottone confirmed he was taking the social media giant to court, but said he wouldn’t be commenting on it.

# iona-institute - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance
# Iona Institute
# Iona Institute

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

Oct 19th 2017, 1:16 PM 39,752 Views 12 Comments

Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.

# iona-institute - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

UCD referendum to be held for impeachment of Students' Union president Katie Ascough
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

UCD referendum to be held for impeachment of Students' Union president Katie Ascough

Oct 11th 2017, 9:12 PM 31,849 Views 138 Comments

Last month, Ascough pulled abortion information from a fresher’s magazine.

# iona-institute - Friday 24 March, 2017

FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?

Mar 24th 2017, 10:22 AM 61,867 Views 219 Comments

FactCheck referees a dispute between representatives of the Iona Institute and Educate Together.

# iona-institute - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Man admits to killing landlord Tom O'Gorman before removing organs
# Castleknock
# Castleknock

Man admits to killing landlord Tom O'Gorman before removing organs

Jul 30th 2015, 10:48 PM 44,854 Views 0 Comments

Tom O’Gorman, a journalist and Iona Institute researcher, was stabbed to death at his home last year.

# iona-institute - Saturday 23 May, 2015

The No campaign has accepted that they have lost the referendum
# Projected Victory
# Projected Victory

The No campaign has accepted that they have lost the referendum

May 23rd 2015, 11:55 AM 35,841 Views 218 Comments

Director of the Iona Institute David Quinn has congratulated the Yes side on their projected win.

# iona-institute - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Breda O'Brien thinks gay people should abstain from sex - "like all unmarried couples"
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Breda O'Brien thinks gay people should abstain from sex - "like all unmarried couples"

Apr 19th 2015, 7:11 PM 49,947 Views 425 Comments

People aren’t pleased.

# iona-institute - Thursday 22 January, 2015

7 people who would definitely marry their mams if the marriage referendum passes*
# Oh Breda
From The Daily Edge
# Oh Breda

7 people who would definitely marry their mams if the marriage referendum passes*

Jan 22nd 2015, 3:44 PM 5,350 Views 3 Comments

*Shh, don’t worry. No one will be marrying their mams. We think.

'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'
# Referendum
# Referendum

'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'

Jan 22nd 2015, 10:10 AM 101,700 Views 477 Comments

The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…

# iona-institute - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

We love a good debate: Claire Byrne's panel show gets off to a flying start
# Not #vinb
# Not #vinb

We love a good debate: Claire Byrne's panel show gets off to a flying start

Jan 20th 2015, 7:50 PM 23,653 Views 46 Comments

The current affairs discussion programme went straight for the jugular with a debate on same-sex marriage

# iona-institute - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Iona Institute in €10,000 Christmas fundraising drive
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Iona Institute in €10,000 Christmas fundraising drive

Dec 13th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,136 Views 131 Comments

David Quinn has written to supporters ahead of next year’s marriage equality debate.

# iona-institute - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

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

May 7th 2014, 4:04 PM 12,966 Views 27 Comments

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"
# What Is Offence?
# What Is Offence?

'Anti-Pantigate' bill tabled in the Dáil to stop "the litigious and thin-skinned"

Mar 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 12,219 Views 66 Comments

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
# Turbulent Priests
# Turbulent Priests

Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well

Feb 24th 2014, 2:28 PM 12,839 Views 61 Comments

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'
# Equality
# Equality

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

Feb 19th 2014, 9:08 AM 13,690 Views 94 Comments

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

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate - I beg to differ
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 9th 2014, 8:30 AM 127 Views 117 Comments

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?
# New Voices
# New Voices

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

Feb 6th 2014, 12:45 PM 107 Views 94 Comments

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
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

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

Feb 5th 2014, 10:40 AM 7,964 Views 0 Comments

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
# Panti
# Panti

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

Jan 31st 2014, 11:40 PM 20,177 Views 369 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 30th 2014, 11:10 PM 30,132 Views 110 Comments

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
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

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

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 32,520 Views 118 Comments

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'
# Panti Debate
# Panti Debate

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

Jan 29th 2014, 10:54 PM 23,776 Views 16 Comments

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
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

More than 100 complaints about Panti appearance and RTÉ apology

Jan 29th 2014, 9:30 PM 59,036 Views 45 Comments

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
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

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

Jan 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 1,203 Views 513 Comments

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
# Iona Institute
# Iona Institute

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

Jan 28th 2014, 5:35 PM 32,156 Views 0 Comments

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’
# Panti
# Panti

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

Jan 15th 2014, 10:51 PM 92,380 Views 0 Comments

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
# RIP

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

Jan 15th 2014, 10:26 AM 27,636 Views 0 Comments

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
# Same-Sex Marriage

Norris claims Iona Institute 'tried to mislead constitutional convention'

Apr 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,830 Views 77 Comments

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
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

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

Mar 24th 2013, 1:40 PM 7,405 Views 88 Comments

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

Updated: Iona Institute YouTube account restored, Google denies censorship
# Iona Institute
# Iona Institute

Updated: Iona Institute YouTube account restored, Google denies censorship

Jan 22nd 2013, 5:10 PM 14,407 Views 124 Comments

The account, which included a video promoting traditional marriage between a man and a woman, had been taken down earlier today prompting the Iona Institute’s David Quinn to say it was “censorship” but Google said it was a verification issue.

# iona-institute - Friday 11 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,089 Views 40 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Churches and lobby groups to address Oireachtas abortion hearings

Jan 10th 2013, 8:31 AM 3,950 Views 65 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Psychiatrists at odds over effects of any X Case legislation

Jan 8th 2013, 5:57 PM 7,230 Views 127 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic priests group accuses RTÉ of insincerity over Fr Reynolds apology

Nov 20th 2011, 12:23 PM 4,035 Views 80 Comments

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