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Charlene Masterson speaking to the media outside the Criminal Courts of Justice after her father, David Masterson, was jailed for 17 years. Photograph: Collins Courts

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has been among those praising the strength of Charlene Masterson who waived her anonymity to speak out about sustained and ho(...)

The criminal gang had threatened to release or sell masses of sensitive data taken during the attack on Monday unless it received a ransom payment of €16.4 million. Photograph: iStock

There was no confirmed mass leaking of Health Service Executive patient data on Monday, as a deadline set by the cybercriminals came and went. The c(...)

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said there should be “a central focal point in Government” to tackle gender-based violence. File image: James Forde/The Irish Times

Calls for a Government minister who would have direct responsibility for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence have been heard by the Citizens’ A(...)

Gender-based violence  is seen in the submissions as caused and exacerbated by gender inequality.  Photograph: iStock

There will be no equality between men and women until gender-based violence (GBV) is tackled, a leading expert has said on Saturday ahead of a meeting(...)

The report also recommends that suspects charged with sex crimes should not be named when their cases are before the courts unless and until they are convicted. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The legal definition of media must be expanded to include social media to ensure the identities of people involved in sex crime cases are protected, t(...)

The programme for government describes domestic violence as an “epidemic”. Photograph: Getty Images

Organisations working to combat domestic violence are “deeply concerned” at moves they say will “downgrade” the issue by moving it out of the Departme(...)

Women’s Aid team has heard reports of women going outside to their car or garden shed to make contact due to a lack of privacy during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Just as domestic abuse victims are being urged to contact services that remain open during the coronavirus outbreak, concerns have emerged that many t(...)

The Supreme Court ruling was welcomed by Women’s Aid and the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

A Supreme Court ruling on rape sentences on Friday should bring a positive message to those suffering the “brutal crime” of domestic abuse, the Women(...)

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Noeline Blackwell said the e-health initiative was a reflection of the organisation’s determination to ‘come up with new solutions’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An online therapeutic support service for victims of sexual violence will be the first alternative treatment of its kind in the world, the Dublin Rape(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: along with Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Catherine Zappone, he has yet to have his “light bulb moment” in terms of urgent response to sex-crime incidence, says  Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Noeline Blackwell. Photograph: James Forde

There has been a “significant” shift in sex-crime victims’ willingness to report the offences to the Garda but the Government is not responding with s(...)

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