The Iona Does Not Discriminate. Everybody Clear?

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Moreover, [Owen] Bennett [University Times editor] said that [David] Quinn was “upset” by the portrayal of the Institute as a “discriminatory” organisation.

Bennett told Trinity News that for Mr [David] Quinn, the article amounted to “slander” and that the Iona Institute is seeking a full retraction of the story. the University Times editor further stated that the Institute expressed a preference for “non-monetary” compensation such as an apology or the “right of reply” to the article and has said that it would prefer to not have to take legal action.

Any excuse to play this.

University Times Threatened With Legal Action Over Iona Institute Articles (Trinity News)

Previously: Is The Iona Catholic?

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13 thoughts on “The Iona Does Not Discriminate. Everybody Clear?

  1. Arbs

    Let me guess which legal firm is representing the shady and creepy David Quinn. Could it be perchance O’Rourke Reid, one whose principals John Reid is on the Iona Board of Directors? In any event, this strikes me as a Declan Ganley style, “threaten first, think later” stunt, given the latter’s penchant for threatening “you be hearing from my lawyers” but only carrying through on a minority of those threats. David Quinn simply wants to create sensation, as he is apt to do, to get the maximum mileage from his hallmark playing the victim modus operandi. This recently backfired spectacularly on twitter with his risible “river of bile” post which he was forced to re-edit into oblivion. This smacks of another one of Quinn’s grasping at straw tactics and the UT would be well advised to get their own legal advice before falling foul the machinations of DQ’s not so machiavellian mind. How a little man with a mere business degree from DCU and a limited and limiting life experience expects people to take him seriously as the moral conscience of a nation is utterly beyond me. In addition, the charitable status of Iona (and its funding) is another perplexing matter worthy of investigation.

  2. bucko

    Surprised him and Dana never eloped off to the bible belt together, evangelicalism would suit him. Priiiiiiiiiiiiiiik

  3. Jeremy Kyle

    Totally justified……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  4. Blobster

    If I ran an organisation and somebody accused it of being discriminatory then I’d probably want to take them to task. Seems fair enough. Campus newspaper though…….would be kind of dissappointed if they didn’t write articles about how bad religion is, how their fellow students wear too much make-up and reviews of new video games.

  5. Hector Ramirez

    A lady tweeted a perfectly reasonable opinion about the equal marriage piece on last fridayslate late, but was included in the IONA institutes ‘river of bile’ list released on Monday…

    Seen by many on social media, before subsequently being removed which shows they were wrong to include it.

    IMO the woman should be taking legal action over it…

    And I really hope she has ‘lawyer’d’ up…

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