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Iona director addresses Brussels conference on religion and the EU

The Director of The Iona Institute, David Quinn, was one of the speakers at a conference on religion and the EU organised by Fine Gael MEP, Gay Mitchell, that took place on Wednesday in the parliament building of the European Union in Brussels.

05/02/10
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Get Church out of primary schools, head of Euro think tank says

The Catholic Church should be removed from its role in primary education as a matter of urgency, a former general secertary of the Labour Party has said.

05/02/10
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Single parents to lose payment once child reaches 13, says Minister

Single parents are set to lose their lone-parent allowance payment when their child hits the age of 13, it has been revealed. However, the Minister for Social and Family Affairs Minister Mary Hanafin yesterday insisted any changes to the One-Parent Family Payment will be phased in over a number of years.

04/02/10
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Pope right to raise concerns about Equality Bill, says Chief Rabbi

Britian's Chief Rabbi has defended Pope Benedict's intervention on the UK Government's Equality Bill.

04/02/10
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Children living with married, biological parents at far lower risk of abuse: study

Children living with a single parent who had a cohabiting partner in the household are at most risk of abuse and neglect, according to a new US government report.

04/02/10
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Religious freedom protections upheld in Lord's vote to stand, says Harman

Harriet Harman has indicated that she will not try to overturn the House of Lords votes on the Equality Bill which preserved religious groups’ employment freedoms.

04/02/10
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Abstinence education programmes can work, new research shows

Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abtain from sex can persuade a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, according to new US research which has been described as "game-changing".

03/02/10
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Pope UK Equality Bill as attack on natural justice

The Pope has attacked the UK Government's equality laws, which he says instead of making society more equal, will limit religious freedom and is therefore an attack on natural justice.

02/02/10
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Lisbon may affect child law, says academic

A well-known child law academic has said that the Lisbon Treaty could have a major impact on children’s rights in the Irish courts.

02/02/10
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Local referenda to decide primary school patronage

Local referenda are expected to be held in each area where the Catholic Church agrees to relinquish control of its schools, Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe said yesterday.

02/02/10
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Cardinal Brady robustly defends Catholic schools

The Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, has strongly defended the contribution of Catholic schools and the principle of parental choice.

29/01/10
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Three more Fine Gael TDs back a religious freedom clause

In Wednesday’s resumed Dail debate on the Civil Partnership Bill, Fine Gael TDs Lucinda Creighton, Leo Varadkar and Seymour Crawford have all come out in favour of an amendment to the Bill in order to protect freedom of religion, although they differ on the amount of protection that should be given to freedom of conscience.

29/01/10
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German homeschooling couple granted political asylum in US

A Christian family from Germany have been granted political asylum in the US after facing the threat of prison for home schooling their children.

29/01/10
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Fall in UK divorce figures

The divorce rate in Britain has fallen to a 29-year low, official statistics revealed.

29/01/10
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No conscience protection for civil registrars, says Ahern

The Minister for Justice, Dermot Ahern, has again rejected calls for the inclusion in the Civil Partnership Bill of a conscience protection for civil registrars.

28/01/10
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FG's Damien English favours conscience amendment

Fine Gael TD Damien English has come out in support of a limited conscience amendment to the Government's Civil Partnership Bill.

28/01/10
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Ruairi Quinn gives backing to parental choice

Ruairí Quinn, the Labour Party spokesperson on education, has said parents should have a choice of schools to which they can send their children.

26/01/10
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UK Government bid to weaken religious freedom loses in Lords

The UK Government has lost in the House of Lords over its attempt in the Equality Bill to alter the law on who churches and other faith-based groups can employ in ways the Churches believe will be detrimental to religious freedom.

26/01/10
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Big rise in children in HSE care: report

The HSE took 300 more children into care last year as compared to 2008. A report presented to a meeting of the HSE earlier this month shows there were 5,694 children in care at the end of November 2009, up from 5,396 in January 2009 – a 5.5 per cent increase.

26/01/10
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Barrett calls for conscience opt-out clause in Civil Partnership Bill

The Government's Civil Partnership Bill ought to have a conscience opt-out clause, Fine Gael TD Sean Barrett has said.

22/01/10
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