Garda Commissioner Drew Harris told a Women’s Aid online  seminar there had been a 20 per cent increase in call outs to domestic violence incidents since the end of March. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Gardaí have responded to more than 27,000 incidents of domestic violence since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a seminar has heard, with the numbe(...)

Magnus Meyer Hustveit (above) received a seven year suspended sentence for raping and sexually assaulting his former girlfriend, who has criticised the judge’s decision.

A woman whose former boyfriend raped and sexually assaulted her when she slept has criticised the suspended sentence handed down to him on Monday. Ni(...)