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News Ireland Religion: Facilities not 'shared and open' to both Protestants and Catholics, say 28% of Northern Ireland public

Published on: Thursday 05 December 2019
Facilities not 'shared and open' to both Protestants and Catholics, say 28% of Northern Ireland public
News source: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/facilities-not-shared-and-open-to-both-protestants-and-catholics-say-28-of-northern-ireland-public-38756472.html

One academic said the figure pointed to an “enduring problem” in Northern Ireland society. Queen’s University academic John Brewer, a professor in post-conflict studies, said it was to be commended ...

News Ireland Religion: How the Forces Unleashed by Brexit Could Tear Apart the United Kingdom

Published on: Wednesday 04 December 2019
How the Forces Unleashed by Brexit Could Tear Apart the United Kingdom
News source: https://time.com/5744404/brexit-tear-apart-united-kingdom/

Ireland was added in 1801, but most of it left in 1922. Given this rather rickety construction, the big question is perhaps not why the Union is troubled but why it has held together so long. The U.K.

News Ireland Religion: Facilities not 'shared and open' to both Protestants and Catholics, say 28% of Northern Ireland people

Published on: Wednesday 04 December 2019
Facilities not 'shared and open' to both Protestants and Catholics, say 28% of Northern Ireland people
News source: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/facilities-not-shared-and-open-to-both-protestants-and-catholics-say-28-of-northern-ireland-people-38756472.html

Professor John Brewer Queen's University academic John Brewer, a professor in post-conflict studies, said that, while the fact that almost three-quarters of people feel facilities are shared and open ...

News Ireland Religion: The Bedroom Tax in Northern Ireland: playing a dangerous game with peace?

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
The Bedroom Tax in Northern Ireland: playing a dangerous game with peace?
News source: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/the-bedroom-tax-in-northern-ireland/

Looked at in the context of Northern Ireland, where ethno-religious residential segregation and a substantial waiting list for social housing still remains. One wonders how the implementation of the ...

News Ireland Religion: N Ireland religious leaders call for prayer, action against new abortion laws

Published on: Tuesday 01 October 2019
N Ireland religious leaders call for prayer, action against new abortion laws
News source: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/n-ireland-religious-leaders-call-for-prayer-action-against-new-abortion-laws-11209

Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oct 1, 2019 / 03:04 pm (CNA).- Religious leaders are calling on Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith to reconvene the region’s legislative assembly, in order to avoid new ...

News Ireland Religion: Religious oaths and the Constitution

Published on: Monday 07 October 2019
Religious oaths and the Constitution
News source: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/religious-oaths-and-the-constitution-1.4044137

Sir, – Atheist Ireland supports the five Irish citizens who are taking a European Court of Human Rights challenge to the religious oaths that must be sworn by the Irish president, judges and members ...

News Ireland Religion: Schools refusing tuition for students who opt out of religion

Published on: Wednesday 31 July 2019
Schools refusing tuition for students who opt out of religion
News source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/schools-refusing-tuition-for-students-who-opt-out-of-religion-1.3973478

The campaign group Atheist Ireland said the failure of State schools to implement these measures means non-religious students are being discriminated against. “The practical application of maintaining ...

News Ireland Religion: Northern Ireland Office ‘has failed to promote benefits of the Union’ warns veteran Tory adviser

Published on: Friday 09 August 2019
Northern Ireland Office ‘has failed to promote benefits of the Union’ warns veteran Tory adviser
News source: https://inews.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-office-benefits-union-tory-adviser/

The key adviser to every Tory Secretary of State since 1991 until his dismissal a fortnight ago has said that the Northern Ireland Office ... whatever to do with religion … or a particular ...

News Ireland Religion: Change to census question on religion

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Change to census question on religion
News source: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/change-to-census-question-on-religion-1.3958322

the relentless increase in the number of non-religious people in Ireland. Some change to the religion question was inevitable, as the results were increasingly not reflecting reality, but this is the ...

News Ireland Religion: Lords approve Northern Ireland abortion plans despite challenges from conservative peers

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Lords approve Northern Ireland abortion plans despite challenges from conservative peers
News source: https://www.christiantoday.com/article/lords-approve-northern-ireland-abortion-plans-despite-challenges-from-conservative-peers/132851.htm

Lord Duncan also sought to address concerns around religious freedm. "Article 9 of the European ... "Absolutely at the heart of this must be a belief in Northern Ireland that faith-based groups will ...

News Ireland Religion: The census and religion

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
The census and religion
News source: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/the-census-and-religion-1.3959390

Sir, – Michael Nugent, the chairman of Atheist Ireland, objects to the inclusion in the 2021 census of a question asking “What is your religion, if any?” His organisation suggests this should be ...

News Ireland Religion: The Latest: Trump: Ireland shares US concerns about Huawei

Published on: Wednesday 05 June 2019
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/latest-trump-prince-charles-talked-climate-change-63496023

Trump spoke in Ireland during his visit to Europe to help ... a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization and to set free a suffering humanity." 11:10 a.m. President ...

News Ireland Religion: Religion, boxing and family drive Katie Taylor in quest to become undisputed world champion

Published on: Wednesday 29 May 2019
News source: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/26840378/religion-boxing-family-drive-katie-taylor-quest-become-undisputed-world-champion

Religion, boxing and family are the three pillars in ... Although Katie Taylor has never had a professional fight in her native Ireland, the Irish contingent expected for Saturday's bout at Madison ...

News Ireland Religion: United Ireland acceptable to Eileen Paisley - if there is freedom of religion

Published on: Sunday 26 May 2019
News source: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/united-ireland-acceptable-to-eileen-paisley-if-there-is-freedom-of-religion-38149393.html

Baroness Eileen Paisley, wife of the late First Minister, DUP founder and firebrand preacher Ian Paisley has told Northern Ireland politicians to drop the baggage, their "petty" demands and think of ...