Clíona Saidléar of the Rape Crisis Network called on the State to show it is ‘willing and able to protect survivors who come forward’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Rape Crisis Network has called on the Garda to investigate threats made to a victim of sexual violence in a courtroom after two men were jailed fo(...)

‘Survivors must be treated with dignity and respect throughout any investigative or reporting process,’ said Clíona Saidléar, executive director of the Rape Crisis Network Ireland. Photograph: Getty

There is a “plain” need for legal reforms around how Tusla, the child and family agency, investigates child abuse allegations, the Government’s specia(...)

 ‘There seems to be no consideration for the victim,’ says abuse survivor Fiona Doyle. ‘Even at my age I would find that very intimidating.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

For abuse survivor Fiona Doyle, the most striking section of Tusla’s new procedures for investigating child abuse is the provision that suspects may b(...)

New Garda crime detention figures have been published by the CSO following a four-year suspension amid concerns over their accuracy. File image: Gareth Chaney Collins

Only one in 10 sexual offences reported to the Garda last year have been solved, new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) reveals. The detec(...)

The State model of “compelled consent” from survivors of sexual violence to handing over sensitive information from Rape Crisis Centres is morally repugnant.

Late last Thursday, Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) took the decision to notify Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, that we believed they were putt(...)

Despite public outcry in recent years about light sentencing for rape, the data suggests non-custodial rape sentences remain the exception, while fully suspended terms remain extremely rare. File photograph: Getty Images

The average sentence for rape in Ireland has increased by almost a year to 10 years over the past decade, according to an analysis of sentencing data.(...)

The Pygmalion bar in the Powerscourt Centre, Dublin, has this sign saying: ‘Roses are red, violets are blue, buy her a drink, and she might fuck you’

A sign in a Dublin bar saying “buy her a drink, and she might fuck you” has been described as “totally unacceptable” by groups working with victims of(...)