We should not consider redefining marriage, which is valuable as our most child-centred social institution.  Photograph: Eric Luke

David Robert Grimes (June 26th) takes various people to task for “twisting” science to serve religion. But Dr Grimes does plenty of twisting in his ow(...)

“There are 2,000 Irish people in hospital beds today due to alcohol use.”

Since proposals to gradually phase out sponsorship of sports events by the alcohol industry resurfaced a few weeks ago, the response has been entirely(...)

It does not matter if you set up panels with six doctors, or 600: there is no mental health benefit to abortion. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Christians and other believers are often derided for believing in a God or gods on faith alone. However, thoughtful believers say they m(...)