Leona O’Callaghan (37) speaks to the media outside the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

The director of Dublin’s Rape Crisis Centre, Noeline Blackwell, says there needs to be a change in legislation and in public attitudes towards rape. (...)

 Leona O’ Callaghan (37) speaks to the media outside the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Monday after Patrick O’Dea (52) of Pike Avenue, Limerick, was sentenced to 17 years for her rape and sexual assault on dates in 1994 and 1995.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

A 52-year-old Limerick man was jailed for 17 years on Monday for the rape of Leona O’Callaghan in a graveyard when she was aged 13. The now 37-year-o(...)

A file photo of Patrick ‘Whacker’ O’Dea from who was jailed for 17 years for raping 13-year-old girl in Limerick.  Photograph: Press 22

A Limerick man has been jailed for 17 years after he raped a 13-year-old girl in a graveyard and manipulated her and isolated her from her friends. P(...)

The Department of Education is to launch an independent inquiry into a series of allegations of misconduct at University of Limerick (UL).

The University of Limerick (UL) has made financial settlements in the region of €150,000 with three key whistleblowers who highlighted a series of all(...)

An independent report on the University of Limerick  (above) found  more than €1.7 million had been spent on severance packages for eight former employees between 2008 and 2015. File photograph: Press 22

University of Limerick (UL) is to lift the suspension of two whistleblowers whose allegations helped spark an independent investigation into malpracti(...)

Leona O’Callaghan: “My career floored as a result of my efforts to make the right and ethical decisions in my role in UL.” Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Within weeks of being placed in charge of verifying expense claims at University of Limerick’s finance department, Leona O’Callaghan noticed a troubli(...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor: “We still want universities to be autonomous, but we want them to be honest brokers.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Universities accused of wrongdoing face the prospect of being investigated by Government-appointed inspectors with the power to enter their premises a(...)

Leona O’Callaghan pictured in the University of Limerick. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Within weeks of being placed in charge of verifying expense claims at University of Limerick’s finance department, Leona O’Callaghan noticed a troubli(...)

Protesters say they occupied the Department of Education head office in Dublin to highlight “inaction” regarding allegations of misconduct at University of Limerick (above). File photograph: Google Street View

A group of protesters occupied the Department of Education head office in Dublin on Monday to highlight “inaction” regarding allegations of misconduc(...)

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has expressed concern over a “culture of inappropriate” expense claims at University of Limerick. Photograph: Press 22

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has expressed concern over a “culture of inappropriate” expense claims at University of Limerick. This follows (...)

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