Thank you for the International Atheist of the Year Award 2017

April 2, 2017

I was honoured to jointly receive the International Atheist of the Year 2017 award, along with Fauzia Ilyas of the Pakistani Atheist Association, at the Polish Days of Atheism in Warsaw this weekend. I accepted the award on behalf of all of the work done by everybody in Atheist Ireland.

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Protecting Freedom of Belief and Women’s Rights – Atheist Ireland at Warsaw Days of Atheism

April 2, 2017

Jane Donnelly and I had a busy weekend at the Warsaw Days of Atheism. Here is my talk on protecting the right of freedom of belief, and Jane’s talk on protecting women’s rights.

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Yet another Council of Europe Report calls for end to religious discrimination in Irish schools

March 29, 2017

Atheist Ireland welcomes that the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, has told the Irish Government that the State is responsible for ending the breaches of human rights of atheist and minority faith pupils and parents in Irish schools. When Commissioner Muiznieks visited Ireland last November, he met with Atheist Ireland, the Evangelical […]

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My John Otway Montserrat Kickstarter pack has arrived

March 28, 2017

My John Otway Kickstarter pack has arrived! New Montserrat album, DVD, booklet, card, t-shirt and signed lyric of Beware of the Flowers. Reflecting Otway’s eccentric genius, it is the first album recorded by an international artist on the island of Montserrat since the Rolling Stones in 1989. It’s an excellent production that endangers Otway’s reputation […]

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Does God Exist? Video of my full debate with William Lane Craig

March 24, 2017

This is my full debate on Tuesday with William Lane Craig. Thank you to Uncover Cork for organising the event. Thank you to the 500 capacity crowd who filled both the debate hall and the live screening overflow hall. I hope that Bill enjoys the remainder of his stay in Ireland, and that we have […]

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Does God exist? My opening speech in debate with William Lane Craig

March 23, 2017

This is my opening speech in my debate on Tuesday with William Lane Craig. Video above, transcript below. We’ll have video of the full debate online later today. Introduction I’d like to welcome Bill to Ireland. He is a sincere advocate for his beliefs. A week ago I debated an equally sincere Hamza Tzortzis, whose […]

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The relentlessly entertaining Postmodern Jukebox

March 11, 2017

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is a relentlessly entertaining experience. Here are twenty pics from their recent performance in Dublin’s Vicar Street.

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It is beyond time to separate Church and State. Here’s how you can help to make it happen

March 10, 2017

With wave after wave of scandals continuing to wash over Ireland, arising from decades of religious influence on our laws and government, it is beyond time that we looked at the bigger picture. We need to go beyond addressing each individual scandal. We need to fully separate Church and State. Atheist Ireland will be intensifying […]

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Is it rational to believe in God? My debate with Hamza Tzortzis today

March 10, 2017

Is it rational to believe in God? I will be debating Hamza Tzortzis at 6.30pm today in the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland on Stephens Green in Dublin. It is a few years now since I last debated Hamza, and I am looking forward to meeting him again.

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Does God exist? What is atheism? Should the State support religion? My interview on WLRFM

March 4, 2017

I did a wide-ranging interview with Eamon Keane of Deise Today on WLRFM today. We covered: Does God exist? The difference between atheism and agnosticism State support for religion Catholic evangelisation in State-funded schools Freedom of religion, conscience, and belief Atheist Ireland’s alliance for secular schools with Evangelical Alliance Ireland and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community […]

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