For almost 25 years, David Quinn has been one of the country’s best known and most controversial commentators on the turbulent relationship between modern Ireland and the Catholic Church. He has been a fierce critic of an aggressive secularism that is pushing religion to the margins of public life, and of what he believes is groupthink in contemporary debates. From controversies regarding Church and State, marriage and the family, abuse scandals, the right to life and the Celtic Tiger, this book, is a very different take on nearly a quarter of a century of tumultuous change in Irish society.
David Quinn initially started writing for The Sunday Business Post, he emerged as a contrary voice to Ireland’s liberal drift and was soon a frequent contributor to debates on radio and television. He went on to be Editor of The Irish Catholic newspaper and a columnist and Religious Affairs Correspondent for the Irish Independent. In 2007, he established The Iona Institute, a think-tank that argues in favour of the traditional family and the place of religion in society. His weekly columns currently appear in The Irish Catholic and The Sunday Times.