Security issues in the Circuit Family Court in Phoenix House were recently  exposed when a Circuit Court judge  was taken hostage along with a lawyer and client.

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI) is to call for an urgent child sexual violence strategy as well as a special family law court when it appear(...)

“It is women and girls who largely bear the burden of inadequate sexuality education,” according to the Irish Family Planning Association. Photograph: Getty Images

Weaknesses in the quality of sex education provided to pupils in the State’s schools are seen “first hand every day” in pregnancy counselling centres,(...)

The report will be launched today by Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus.

Pre-trial hearings should be held by judges in advance of sexual offence cases to decide whether a victim’s counselling records need to be disclosed,(...)