Victim: Dermot O’Toole with his wife, Catherine, and their sons, Dale, Christian and Trent

Between August 2012 and July 2013 three Irish people were murdered in Melbourne. The deaths of David Greene, Jill Meagher and Dermot O’Toole were unco(...)

Trinity College will  explore the possibility of consent modules for the wider student body. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Next September, some Trinity College Dublin students will be expected to attend sexual consent workshops. Freshers staying at Trinity Hall accommodati(...)

Front: writer and comedian Tara Flynn with students Kim Cadogan from Phisboro, and Laura Hardiman from Ballymun. Back: NWCI director Orla O’Connor and author Louise O’Neil. Photograph:  Colm Mahady / Fennells

‘Be a fabulous, fierce feminist,” shouts veteran feminist and academic Ailbhe Smyth, to the audience of young Irish women gathered in Croke Park earl(...)

Members of Blakestown Community School in mime outfits with Tom Meagher, (husband of Jill Meagher who was murdered in Australia) a National White Ribbon Advocate, calling for an end to men’s violence against women. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

“There’s a lot of privilege that comes from the idea that public spaces are men’s spaces and they can do anything they want to you,” Tom Meagher told (...)

 The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Ms Fitzgerald was one of the speakers at the launch of the new male-focused Prostitution - We Don’t Buy It campaign. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Most Irish men have never paid for sex and claim that they never will, but can still play a vital role in fighting the “enslavement” of women caught u(...)

Adrian Bayley (43), is serving a life sentence, with a non-parole period of 35 years, for the rape and murder of Jill Meagher as she walked home from a night out with work colleagues in September 2012.

The family of Irish woman Jill Meagher have said they are focused on gaining closure now that a number of other cases against the man who raped and mu(...)

Adrian Bayley is seen after his sentencing in June 2013. Jill Meagher inset. Photograph: Fairfax Media via Getty Images

The man who raped and murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne in September 2012 has been found guilty of the rape of three more young women.Adr(...)

Minister for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said women’s rightsand the de-segregation of schools have to be “front and centre in our discussions about the centenary of the 1916 Rising”.

Minister for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called for an end to gendered segregation in schools. Speaking at the annual soap-box for women’s r(...)

Tom Meagher and Mary Robinson photographed at a seminar organised by the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence (ICGBV) today in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix.

“Women’s empowerment is vital to stop man-inflicted violence,” former president of Ireland Mary Robinson has told a seminar organised by the Irish Con(...)

Former President Mary Robinson. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, Rosamond Bennett, chairwoman of the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence (ICGBV)(...)