Attendees at a rally outside the Dáil Eireann in June 2006. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

For a brief period, early in the summer of 2006, the country was convulsed by a Supreme Court decision which found the law on statutory rape be(...)

Caroline Counihan of the Rape Crisis Network of Ireland.

The classification of prostitution as gender based violence is fundamental to achieving an effective response to sexual violence, an Oireachtas(...)

Thomas Egan, who was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison  by a jury at the Central Criminal Court. The CEO of the Rape Crisis Centre has called for increased training for sexual violence cases in the judicial system. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A spokesman for the courts service said yeserday that judges did undergo training in relation to rape cases . He was responding to concerns rai(...)

Christy Moore has written about the exiled Irishness he felt part of when he went to London in the 1960s, and to which the lyrics of Shane McGo(...)

Are young people really sending each other naked pictures? Is pornography moulding their ideas of sex? What pressures face young people, and how ca(...)

Bodywhys: the organisation highlights body image and self-esteem, helping to explore and challenge media stereotypes of beauty

Accord The Catholic marriage counselling agency runs the largest RSE school programme in Ireland. Last year Accord visited about 400 primary and secon(...)

Last week, a study conducted by researchers at NUI Galway, in association with the Rape Crisis Network, found most Irish teenagers have drunk alcohol before sex.

Last week, a study conducted by researchers at NUI Galway, in association with the Rape Crisis Network, found most Irish teenagers have drunk alcohol (...)

 Round table talks at the Dáil na nÓg  ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ National Youth Parliament  in Croke Park last year. Photograph: Chris Bellew
How this project was compiled

This extensive investigation into Relationships and Sexuality Education in Irish schools was made possible by the support of the Mary Raftery Journali(...)

Joan Deane of Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVic) said there was ‘clearly a need to provide counselling services to anyone who has been affected by a traumatic crime’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Victims of traumatic crime should be given free counselling, support groups have said. The call came in advance of the launch of the Victims Rights Al(...)

Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus: said she was pleased a memorandum of understanding had been agreed between her office and the HSE on disclosure.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has said some crime victim support groups have failed to engage with her office on arrangements for furnishing of (...)