Richard Boyd Barrett has called on Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to meet the legal representatives of Cynthia Owen, who alleged that as a 10-year-old child in she was raped and made pregnant by members of her family and that “senior gardaí were involved in that”.

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has called on Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to meet the legal representatives of Cynthia Owen,(...)

Abuse victims Pictured at the launch of the ANU campaign to raise awearness of sex abuse in Ireland at the Candem Hotel today. From left are the Kavanagh sisters Joyce, June and Paula, Cynthia Owen and Fiona Doyle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new campaign is hoping to make it easier for survivors of sexual abuse to tell their story, while restructuring how the justice system deals(...)

Fiona Doyle speaking to the media in January after her father, Patrick O'Brien, who was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting her, had his bail rescinded. She will be one of the speakers at the ANU Campaign conference on Saturday in Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A campaign aiming to create a public forum to address the issue of sexual abuse in Ireland will be launched this weekend. The (...)