Who are The Iona Institute

The Iona Institute, Part I

Who are The Iona Institute and where do they get their money?

We’re all familiar with the faces of The Iona Institute, be it David Quinn, Breda O’Brien (both Irish Times columnists), Maria Steen and John Murray. None of these were named as company directors of Lolek LTD. (The Iona Institute is a trading name) though so who are they, what’s behind the headlines and where does their money come from?

In this first part of a short series I speak about the make up of the company and pay particular attention to the submitted documents for the year ending 2017. Next time we’ll have more of a look at the people involved.

Links:

Links, in order:

BAI, Irish Times article: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/abortion-broadcasters-have-no-obligation-to-give-equal-air-time-1.3425366
GCN: https://gcn.ie/iona-institutes-david-quinn-crossed-line-decency/
RTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXLo5ex6rQw
Cars & Bikes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSCuMATMb5Q
Iona Institute: https://ionainstitute.ie/
Companies Registration Office: https://www.cro.ie/
Matt Cooper & Michael Nugent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACP_NFUYpH0
Charities Regulator: https://www.charitiesregulator.ie
Atheist Ireland: https://atheist.ie/
Breda O’Brien photo: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwie_5XZq6ziAhUGt4sKHU_PCoQQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.ie%2Firish-news%2Fnews%2Fanna-nolan-to-breda-obrien-i-abstained-for-three-years-when-i-was-training-to-be-a-nun-i-wasnt-a-better-person-31158548.html&psig=AOvVaw1DS0UiO7acjOCffbUlZGKy&ust=1558518224833330
Maria Steen Photo: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi_loTgq6ziAhVSxIsKHdaYCbMQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thejournal.ie%2Flast-tv-debates-referendum-campaign-4028203-May2018%2F&psig=AOvVaw22jSgbLgdl2pTW5qVfq-r1&ust=1558518304032980
David Quinn & John Waters: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjqla6ArKziAhUPx4sKHUSbBOgQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thetimes.co.uk%2Farticle%2Fjournalist-s-stance-on-tuam-deaths-branded-a-shameful-rewriting-of-past-zp2d5cqgb&psig=AOvVaw19YLgz7FcFF1WonS3ziuBP&ust=1558518450720872
Cash Equilvants: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cashequivalents.asp

 

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