Mary Crilly

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Una Ring, pictured in February, outside Cork Circuit Criminal Court. She has launched a campaign to have stalking made a specific offence. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

The Government is unlikely to revisit stalking and harassment laws so soon after updating legislation in the area last year, sources say. Department (...)

Mary Crilly says  sexual assault among the homeless was often invisible despite its prevalence. Photograph: Dan Linehan/Irish Examiner

Campaigners behind a new pilot programme in Cork to assist people who have been sexually assaulted while sleeping rough on the streets are confident t(...)

A homeless woman has been praised for her courage in seeking justice after the man who sexually assaulted her was jailed for 18 months. File image: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A homeless woman has been praised for her courage in seeking justice after the man who sexually assaulted her was jailed for 18 months. Mary Crilly, (...)

Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A 38-year-old man, who was shunned by neighbours when he reported being sexually abused as a five-year-old by an older boy, has seen his abuser jailed(...)

Children’s rights campaigners and those campaigning against sexual violence have called for clear and unambiguous legislation outlawing child sex doll(...)

UCC students posting a mural  which tackles rape myths and normalised everyday abuse to the wall of the Boole Library. Photograph: Clare Keogh.

Rape and sexual assault at third level is usually hidden. But last autumn, it tumbled out into the open when the Cork Sexual Violence Centre said it (...)

‘It Stops Now’: campaign aims to tackle the harmful behaviours which prevent students from being able to safely and equally participate in college life. Photograph: It Stops Now

University College Cork students will unveil a mural on Monday calling for an end to sexual violence and harassment in third-level institutions. It i(...)

Joe Schmidt  was made an honorary Corkman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two young science students beat stiff competition from leading figures in sport, the arts and business to be named Cork Persons of the Year 2018 at a (...)

Alex McElroy and Abigail Poynton during a protest at the Spire on O’Connell Street in  Dublin over victim blaming in the courts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The Irish judicial system must eliminate a culture of victim blaming and turn away from traditional assumptions that women who dress in a certain way (...)

Student rape: most research suggests that rape and sexual assault involving students – especially first-years – are a feature across third-level campuses. Illustration: Getty Images

It was her first year in college and Leanne was approaching the end of her exams in 2016. “It was supposed to be a time of excitement, change and acco(...)

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