The committee heard from legal experts and children’s rights advocates. File photograph: Getty Images

The State is not in compliance with its constitutional obligation to ensure that the voices of children are heard in court cases concerning them, the (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said of One House: “This new approach is aimed at ensuring children are not retraumatised by having to recount the details of their ordeal a number of times to different people.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A pilot project to co-ordinate supports for children in a single place who have been sexually abused is to open in Galway early next year. Minister f(...)

RCNI executive director Dr Clíona Saidléar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has removed a report on sexual violence services from its website pending legal advice after the representative bo(...)

 Anne Scully, RCNI Chairperson; Cliona Saidlear, Acting Director; Elaine Mears, Data and Services Information Manager at the launch of the RCNI National Rape Crisis Statistics Report for 2014 in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government is making “very serious mistakes” in its “regressive” approach towards sexual violence prevention services according to the director of(...)

Many survivors waited years before seeking support. Last year, most adults made contact with the Rape Crisis Network five years after the incident occurred. Photograph: Getty Images

Dozens of women who became pregnant after being raped sought help from support services last year, new figures show. The Rape Crisis Network of(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: unveiled annual statistics in Dublin today. Photograph: Stephen Collins

Some 14 per cent of people who reported sexual violence found the garda handling of their case was “insensitive”, a report from Rape Crisis Network Ir(...)