David Quinn (columnist)

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David Quinn is an Irish religious commentator who freelances and contributes weekly columns to The Irish Catholic and Irish Independent. He often appears on Irish current affairs broadcasts.

For over six years, he was editor of The Irish Catholic and has written weekly opinion pieces for newspapers like The Sunday Times, The Sunday Business Post and the Irish Daily Mail. He has contributed to First Things, The Human Life Review and The Wall Street Journal‍ '​s Europe edition.

In January 2007, Quinn founded the self-styled Iona Institute, a Roman Catholic pressure group promoting families based on heterosexual marriage and the practice of religion.[1] Quinn is a director of the Dublin chapter of Legatus, which promotes Roman Catholicism in corporate business,[2] for those who meet stringent qualification criteria.[3] In 2015, Quinn conceded the same-sex marriage referendum he fought against.[4]

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  1. ^ Tighe, Mark (25 October 2009). "Gay activists attack bill optout plan". The Sunday Times (London). Archived from the original on 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "To study, live, and spread the Catholic Faith in our business, professional, and personal lives". Legatus of Dublin. 
  3. ^ "Qualifications". Legatus. 
  4. ^ "In Early Vote Count, Ireland Appears Headed Toward Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage". New York Times. 23 May 2015. 

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