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(...)

Harvey Weinstein.  Photograph:  Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images

Life will never again be the same for inmate no. 3102000153. Society may never be the same either. The trial of Harvey Weinstein – convicted on Monda(...)

Part IV of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act created two new offences of paying for sexual activity with a prostitute and paying for sexual activity with a trafficked person. Photograph: Collins Courts.

There have been just three convictions since a new law targeting those who used prostitutes was introduced in 2017, a review of the new law has reveal(...)

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(...)

Mavis Ramazani, originally from South Africa, has described the guilt she felt as a mother raising her daughter in direct provision.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

On Saturday, October 5th, 2019 Mavis Ramazani stood on the stage of Dublin’s Liberty Hall and described in detail the guilt she felt as a mother raisi(...)

A review of sexual offences laws by the Law Reform Commission will look at the age of consent.

The ways in which deception or pressure might negate consent are among the matters to be considered in a major review of sexual offences laws. The re(...)

The report, Knowledge or Belief Concerning Consent in Rape Law, was sought by the Attorney General after the Supreme Court confirmed in 2016  an ‘honest, though unreasonable mistake that the woman was consenting, is a defence in rape’

Men should no longer be able to use the claim that they “honestly believed” a woman had consented to sex as a defence in rape trials, the Law Reform C(...)

The commission said the defence that a man ‘honestly believed’ the woman had consented, even if that belief was unreasonable, should be replaced

What women wear “is clearly not relevant to consent” in rape cases, but significant challenges remain with how some members of society view the issue,(...)

Tom Humphries attending his 2017 trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Convicted child abuser and former Irish Times writer Tom Humphries has been released from prison having served 22 months of a 2½-year sentence. The f(...)

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(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »