Tom Humphries attending his 2017 trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Convicted child abuser and former Irish Times writer Tom Humphries has been released from prison having served 22 months of a 2½-year sentence. The f(...)

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Noeline Blackwell said the e-health initiative was a reflection of the organisation’s determination to ‘come up with new solutions’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An online therapeutic support service for victims of sexual violence will be the first alternative treatment of its kind in the world, the Dublin Rape(...)

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: ‘People told us of their upset about the cruelty of the court system and inappropriate social media messages.’ Photograph: James Forde

Public outrage resulting from last year’s Belfast rape trial led to an “unexpected but very welcome surge in income” for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre(...)

Sexual offences: the first quarter saw a 10 per cent rise from 2,938 to 3,231. Photograph: iStock

More detailed and consistent information is needed to help better understand and respond to rising rates of sexual crime in the State, the Dublin Rape(...)

The Bill provides for new offences dealing with non-consensual distribution of intimate images with intent to cause harm or distress, more commonly known as “revenge pornography”.  Photograph: Getty Images

A victim of revenge porn is calling for perpetrators to be put on an offenders list. The woman, known as Jane, told RTÉ radio’s Today with Sean O’Rou(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone said the funding ‘will offer protection to people fleeing emotional, physical or sexual abuse’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government has pledged an extra €1.5 million in funding to tackle a rise in domestic and sexual violence. The additional money will go towards fr(...)

File photograph: Getty Images

The number of sexual offences being reported to the Garda is very much on the rise at a time when many crime types have posted modest increases and ot(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: along with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Catherine Zappone, he has yet to have his “light bulb moment” in terms of urgent response to sex-crime incidence, says  Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Noeline Blackwell. Photograph: James Forde

There has been a “significant” shift in sex-crime victims’ willingness to report the offences to the Garda but the Government is not responding with s(...)

‘If judges are taken off the pitch, it could have problems for the practical administration of justice.’ Photograph: Nicolas Nadjar

Judges facing claims of misconduct will have hearings of complaints made against them held in public, under changes being introduced by the Government(...)

CSO  noted  an extra 1,000  incidents of fraud and related crimes at the end of 2018. Photograph: iStock

The incidence of fraud crime in Ireland rose by nearly a fifth last year over the previous 12 months, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO)(...)

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