Women’s Aid team has heard reports of women going outside to their car or garden shed to make contact due to a lack of privacy during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Just as domestic abuse victims are being urged to contact services that remain open during the coronavirus outbreak, concerns have emerged that many t(...)

Social distancing is 'just impossible'  in a communal refuge, Dundalk Women’s Aid manager Ann Larkin said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Four families of women and children fleeing domestic violence had to leave their refuge in Dundalk in the last fortnight for their own safety amid con(...)

A homeless person’s tent on the bank of the Grand Canal at Charlemont.   Women now account for 42 per cent of the adult homeless population, and this rises to 44 per cent in the Dublin area. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The average life expectancy of a woman in Ireland today is 84, but the average age of death for a single homeless woman in Dublin is just 38. So(...)

Harvey Weinstein.  Photograph:  Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images

Life will never again be the same for inmate no. 3102000153. Society may never be the same either. The trial of Harvey Weinstein – convicted on Monda(...)

Ciara O’Donnell, national director of the Professional Development Service for Teachers, at an event to mark Safer Internet Day. Also pictured are students Ciarán Mulvey, Ava Murphy, Fiona Clune, Ellen Murphy and  Ben Farrelly. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Young people need to develop digital literacy skills in order to navigate their way safely online in a post-truth world. That was the warning at the (...)

ISPCC: ‘imperative’ that an office of digital safety commissioner be established

Youth information website SpunOut.ie said it has received “a number of reports of sextortion” from young people in the last five months. Sextortion i(...)

Part IV of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act created two new offences of paying for sexual activity with a prostitute and paying for sexual activity with a trafficked person. Photograph: Collins Courts.

There have been just three convictions since a new law targeting those who used prostitutes was introduced in 2017, a review of the new law has reveal(...)

Representatives from a number of organisations at the launch of the Courting Disaster campaign at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin where it is proposed a new family law court be constructed.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography/PA Wire

A number of organisations have called on the Government to allocate funding for a dedicated family law court at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin, (...)

The Supreme Court ruling was welcomed by Women’s Aid and the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

A Supreme Court ruling on rape sentences on Friday should bring a positive message to those suffering the “brutal crime” of domestic abuse, the Women(...)

A review of sexual offences laws by the Law Reform Commission will look at the age of consent.

The ways in which deception or pressure might negate consent are among the matters to be considered in a major review of sexual offences laws. The re(...)

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