Welcome to the Irish Freethinkers and Humanists, the only all Ireland Humanist group

The Irish Freethinkers and Humanists has members throughout the island of Ireland. It holds regular meetings, runs a summer conference jointly with the HAI, and produces the Irish Freethinker and Humanist magazine

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IRISH FREETHINKER
Out now May-June 2022

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Back Issues

John Barry:
The Pandemic and the Planetary Crisis 

The Failed War on Terror

Is Unionism in Terminal Decline?

THE FAILED PUTSCH OF THE CREATIONISTS



Peter Boylan
The Takeover of Dublin's National Maternity Hospital

 
EDUCATION IN NORTHERN IRELAND: 

OUTDATED, DIVISIVE AND UNJUST


ABORTION: CONSULTATION AND COMPROMISE


The Dail's Dying with Dignity Bill

IS TRUMP A FASCIST?

SOCIAL MEDIA

Andy Barr:  The Rich are Coining It

Eamon Murphy:TTIP: Post-Democracy

Andy Barr: Axe the British Monarchy

Brian McClinton: Radio Ulster should be less downmarket

Andy Barr: Does Islamic Fundamentalism threaten Peace?

Martin O'Reilly:Is It Moral for Humans to Use and Kill Animals?

The Mauritanian: Review
The Dissident: Review

BREXIT: A THREAT TO LIBERAL HUMANISM

Liberal Humanism has been the dominant ideology of Europe

since 1945.Brexit has dealt it a savage blow. Read more>>>

SON OF SAUL
One of the best films of 2016 and indeed the decade. 
A bleak film, yes, but it offers a crack of light in an abyss of darkness. 
It is nothing less than a cinematic tour de force Read more>>>

I, DANIEL BLAKE
Another of 2016's best films:  a man has a heart attack and
is pronounced 
unfit for work by his doctor
and then descends into the misery of
the government’s Social Services.

Shelley Leggett's Review

CHRISTIAN DECLINE
Study reveals that people of no religion (48.5%)
outnumber Christians (43.8%) in England and Wales. 

Although Northern Ireland is more religious,
the trend is in the same direction.

Decline will be beneficial

Thurs:10th Oct: Wave and the Legacy:

Alan McBride, speaker, centre, and some of the audience at the above meeting
SUMMER CONFERENCE 2019

The 2019 Summer Conference, organised by the Irish Freethinkers and Humanists and the Humanist Association of Ireland, was held on 7th and 8th September in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
The theme was Humanism and the New Ireland

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HEADING OH, OH, HEAVENWARDS

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Thursday 14th February
Speaker Brian Pelan, centre front, who talked inter alia about the View magazine,
http://viewdigital.org
and some of the audience (photo: Bertie McCullough)

 

  IFH DECEMBER MEETING: TROUBLE SONGS 

Speaker Stuart Bailie gave a fascinating talk on 13th December about his new book ‘Trouble Songs: Music and Conflict in Northern Ireland’Trouble Songs involves over 60 interviews and conversations with the likes of Bono, Christy Moore, the Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, Orbital, Kevin Rowland, Terri Hooley, the Rubberbandits, Dolores O’Riordan and the Miami Showband survivors. It’s an account of how music has been a persuader, agitator and peacemaker.