The UK introduced a victim surcharge in April 2007, which is used to fund victim services.  File photograph: Collins Courts

The court poor box should be replaced with a “victim surcharge” that would fund groups set up to help people suffering as a result of criminality, lea(...)

 Flowers and candles are placed in tribute to victims of the recent terrorist attack in Las Ramblas,  Barcelona, Spain. Photograph:  Alejandro Garcia/EPA

The State is not doing enough to support Irish citizens who are caught up in terrorist attacks, a victim support group has said. The Republic current(...)

Sylvia Roche Kelly: murdered by Jerry McGrath while he was on bail for serious offences.

The Government needs to urgently enact legislation for victims of crime and create a victims’ Ombudsman in light of the revelations in the O’Higgins (...)

File photograph of gardaí on patrol.

Concerns have been raised around aspects of a comprehensive set of laws on the rights of victims of crime which come into force today. The new measure(...)

Minister For Justice Frances Fitzgerald said victims of crime had “not got enough recognition in our criminal justice system and need to be dealt with with more sensitivity, and kept informed about what is happening”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Inconsistencies in the provision of information to victims of crime about the status of investigations into their cases often meanthey find out in the(...)

Joan Deane of Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVic) said there was ‘clearly a need to provide counselling services to anyone who has been affected by a traumatic crime’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Victims of traumatic crime should be given free counselling, support groups have said. The call came in advance of the launch of the Victims Rights Al(...)

Newbridge Credit Union Action Group has vowed to fight its takeover by Permanent TSB. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Newbridge Credit Union Action Group has vowed to fight its takeover by Permanent TSB once it had sought legal advice based on Central Bank docu(...)