Facing Forward report says: “Victims recognise very quickly that an adversarial criminal justice system reduces them to being a witness for the State and gives them very little opportunity to explain the impact of the abuse on their lives.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A restorative justice system to enable victims to meet offenders should be introduced in cases of sexual violence, a new report recommends.The study,(...)

Louis Lentin was perhaps best known as producer of the 1996 ground-breaking documentary Dear Daughter on child abuse at a Dublin orphanage. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The funeral of Louis Lentin (80) at the Jewish cemetery in Dublin’s Dolphin’s Barn this evening was short, simple and dignified. Former RTÉ hea(...)


Those who insist that history is about movements not individuals might reflect on the achievements of Christine Buckley. Her story is hi(...)

Building a memorial to victims of institutional abuse at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin’s Parnell Square would be “demeaning” to abuse survivors (...)

The Journey of Light memorial, designed by Dublin-based Studio Negri with  Hennessy & Associates.

The memorial to victims of institutional abuse proposed for the Garden of Remembrance on Dublin’s Parnell Square will be a place to “mourn the pain” o(...)