Promoting the right to die – my interview on Newstalk Radio

September 28, 2017

I discussed the right to die with Ciara Kelly on Newstalk Radio yesterday.

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Religious discrimination and the right to die – my talks at IAFT Congress in Paris

September 27, 2017

I gave these two talks in Paris last Saturday at the Congress of the International Association of Free Thought. The first is on religious discrimination versus human rights, and the second is on promoting the right to die.

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Promoting the right to die – my speech at IAFT Congress in Paris

September 23, 2017

I delivered this talk today at the seventh Congress of the International Association of Freethought in Paris, France. I am particularly pleased to speak here in Paris about the right to die. I first got involved with the Right to Die movement eight years ago, when my late wife Anne Holliday was diagnosed with terminal […]

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Religious discrimination and human rights in Ireland – my speech at IAFT Congress in Paris

September 23, 2017

I delivered this talk today at the seventh Congress of the International Association of Freethought in Paris, France. Atheist Ireland has two aspects to our work. The first part of our work is that we promote atheism and reason over supernaturalism and superstition. When doing this, we engage with the general public, and we disagree […]

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The death of God? My debate with Father Tony Flannery

September 16, 2017

This week I debated Father Tony Flannery at the NUI Galway Literary and Debating Society. Tony is a priest who has been silenced by the Vatican for speaking out on theological matters. Here is video of my opening contribution. Here is video of all of my and Tony’s speeches. I will add video of the […]

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New Report: Tipperary ETB/CTI is Failing in its Duty to Promote and Respect Human Rights

September 9, 2017

Atheist Ireland has prepared a comprehensive report on how Tipperary Education and Training Board (ETB), through its Central Technical Institute (CTI) in Clonmel, is failing in its statutory obligation to promote and protect the rights of minorities in their schools, based on the details of a recent case at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). You can […]

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Should schools have religious symbols?

August 25, 2017

On Newstalk today, I and Catholic Voice editor Anthony Murphy discussed whether schools and hospitals should have religious symbols.

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Are Irish atheists totalitarian?

August 16, 2017

On Newstalk this morning, I and former Senator Joe O’Toole discussed Joe’s recent article in the Irish Times, which claimed that Ireland has swapped authoritarian Catholicism for totalitarian atheism.

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Discussing atheism and critical thinking on the Healthy Living Show

August 16, 2017

I discussed atheism and critical thinking with JJ Clarke on the Healthy Living Show on Dublin City FM this Monday.

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Books that speak to my soul

August 13, 2017

The Childcraft How and Why Library, the 1972 FA Cup Final Programme, Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins, and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King – my interview today on BBC Radio Ulster Sunday Sequence about books that speak to my soul.

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