Category: Old Reliables

How many atheists are there in Ireland?

It should be a simple enough question. After all, there’s a box to tick on the census form. Yet counting the number of atheists in Ireland isn’t quite that straightforward. Atheist Ireland, for example, reports the latest census with the…

Hibernia College and Vincent Twomey

Dr Vincent Twomey, Professor Emeritus of St Patrick’s College Maynooth, has attracted criticism recently for his teaching notes (and sample exam questions) on religious instruction prepared for Hibernia College. Atheist Ireland felt aggrieved enough to complain to the Minister for…

David Quinn’s Ecclesiastical History

The Vincentian educated David Quinn recently wrote on ‘Church history’. The article in question was printed in The Irish Independent on Friday 17th February [link], and part of the ongoing coverage of Ireland’s shuttering of its embassy to the Holy See. Quinn’s argument…

Simcha Jacobovici’s Archaeology

Here’s something that we’re going to be forced to confront on a regular basis at factsaresacred.ie: Churnalism. Today’s Irish Independent syndicates some Daily Telegraph content from journalist Adrian Blomfeld in Jerusalem. In Blomfeld’s report, an ‘amateur archaeologist’ (that doesn’t bode…