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# iona-institute - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

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 - Monday 10 December, 2018

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 - Thursday 20 September, 2018

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.

# iona-institute - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Psychiatrist pulls out of Eighth Amendment Committee appearance

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

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 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

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

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

# iona-institute - Sunday 19 April, 2015

# iona-institute - Thursday 22 January, 2015

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

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…

# iona-institute - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

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

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 - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Iona Institute in €10,000 Christmas fundraising drive

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

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

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”.