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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(...)

“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,(...)

 Cliona Sadlier, executive director of  Rape Crisis Network Ireland, said  the outcome of the Belfast rape trial had resulted in an increase in phone calls. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Victims of rape have reported an unwillingness to take their case to court in the wake of the Belfast rugby trial, the Rape Crisis Network has said. (...)