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(...)

“Sexual assault has a profound impact  on every aspect of your life. It’s something you come to accept, but never forget”

After Minister Josepha Madigan shared her experience of surviving sexual assault, Irish Times readers came forward with their own stories: of assau(...)

A ‘well-resourced’ online safety commissioner is required, the Children’s Rights Alliance says

A “well-resourced” online safety commissioner with an independent complaints mechanism for when a social media platform fails to deal with a complaint(...)

The Criminal Procedure Act 2021 proposes the introduction of preliminary hearings where  issues that could lead to delays, including those surrounding disclosure, could be dealt with in advance of the actual rape trial.

Those involved in rape trials should “refuse to accept” delays which only compound the trauma of victims, a seminar exploring the realities of court e(...)

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(...)

'A 2019 judgment brought much-needed clarity, so that we in Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, our colleagues around the country and all those who support victims and society generally can gain insights into sentences.' Photograph: Dave Meehan

In her powerful article in Wednesday’s Irish Times, addressed to the young Dingle woman who was a victim of rape by family friend Conor Quaid, Róisín (...)

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(...)

Since 2012, Grant Thornton provided audit services to a number of Mindgeek companies and  allowed the Pornhub owner to use its office as its registered address. Photograph: Tom Honan

Grant Thornton has resigned as auditors to four Dublin companies owned by Mindgeek, the operator of the world’s most visited pornographic website, Por(...)

One in five women have been raped  in their lifetime, compared to one in 10 men, the study found. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 15 per cent of Irish adults have been raped at some point in their life, while one in three experienced some form of sexual violence, according(...)

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