Lavinia Kerwick: 'He committed a heinous crime next to murder. There’s no forgiveness for that.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“My name is Lavinia.” More than 25 years after finding herself invisible and voiceless as a teenage rape victim in the legal system, Lavinia Kerwick s(...)

Lavinia Kerwick at the  launch of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre annual report. Photograph: Rollingnews.ie

Rape survivor Lavinia Kerwick has called on the gardaí, judiciary and politicians to be as brave as she was 25 years ago when she waived her right to (...)

Catherine Corless follows the harrowing history of Julia Devaney, confined in Tuam Mother and Baby Home for most of her life.   Photograph:  Reuters/Peter Nicholls

In Ireland, a woman’s place is in the home. Or else it is dancing at the crossroads. But, historically, it has not been on a jury, or within easy acce(...)