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# Iona Institute

This year
Iona Institute's David Quinn settles case with abortion rights activist over defamatory tweet
The case was raised in the Dáil by the Green Party’s Neasa Hourigan last year.
Last year
Defamation legislation will not catch 'unseen layer' of non-disclosure agreements, warns TD
Neasa Hourigan said she is aware of several cases where the ‘powerful’ have targeted campaigners and journalists via legal action.
All time
Iona Institute researcher seeks to sue woman for defamation over Twitter posts
Counsel for Dr Angelo Bottone told the High Court he’d obtained orders compelling Twitter to disclose information about the account.
Iona Institute researcher sues Twitter over tweets he claims defamed him
The allegedly defamatory tweets were not taken down from the social media platform.
Iona Institute research officer suing Twitter in the High Court
Dr Angelo Bottone confirmed he was taking the social media giant to court, but said he wouldn’t be commenting on it.
Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance
Professor Patricia Casey has accused the committee of being biased.
UCD referendum to be held for impeachment of Students' Union president Katie Ascough
Last month, Ascough pulled abortion information from a fresher’s magazine.
FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?
FactCheck referees a dispute between representatives of the Iona Institute and Educate Together.
Man admits to killing landlord Tom O'Gorman before removing organs
Tom O’Gorman, a journalist and Iona Institute researcher, was stabbed to death at his home last year.
The No campaign has accepted that they have lost the referendum
Director of the Iona Institute David Quinn has congratulated the Yes side on their projected win.
Breda O'Brien thinks gay people should abstain from sex - "like all unmarried couples"
People aren’t pleased.
7 people who would definitely marry their mams if the marriage referendum passes*
*Shh, don’t worry. No one will be marrying their mams. We think.
'Should we allow mothers to marry their daughters?'
The marriage equality debate has begun in earnest…
We love a good debate: Claire Byrne's panel show gets off to a flying start
The current affairs discussion programme went straight for the jugular with a debate on same-sex marriage
Iona Institute in €10,000 Christmas fundraising drive
David Quinn has written to supporters ahead of next year’s marriage equality debate.
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.
'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.
Priest says Iona Institute didn't handle homophobia debate well
Fr Brendan Hoban said Iona’s ‘rush to the legal eagles’ was unwise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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?
"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.
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
Friends and colleagues of the murder victim gathered at a Dublin city centre church last night to share their grief and their memories…
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.
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.
Updated: Iona Institute YouTube account restored, Google denies censorship
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.