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Sir John Gillen said lengthy interviews with victims of serious sexual crimes hugely enhanced his knowledge of the situation. Photograph: Aaron McCracken

Sir John Gillen spent 29 years as a barrister and 18 years as a senior judge in Northern Ireland and over that long period was involved in many rape c(...)

Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were acquitted of rape “but their names are mud,” NUI Galway law lecturer Dr Conor Hanly said. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The law on the anonymity of defendants and complainants in rape trials in the Republic works well and should be retained, according to a leading acade(...)

Jacob Stockdale leads the way  for Ireland with 10 tries, including this one against England in this year’s Six Nations.  Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It’s been an annus mirabilis for Irish rugby, Leinster winning a Champions Cup and Guinness Pro14 double, while the national team produced a Six Natio(...)

Perpignan’s Paddy Jackson leaves the pitch after the defeat to Connacht in the Challenge Cup at Stade Aime Giral on Friday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former Ireland outhalf Paddy Jackson will not be celebrating Christmas in Ireland as Perpignan chase a first Top 14 win after a miserable run of 15 de(...)

Sean O’Brien crosses for Connacht’s third try against Perpignan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Perpignan 21 Connacht 36 Paddy Jackson did not enjoy the most successful return to action for Perpignan as his side continued their long run of defea(...)

A composite image featuring Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape.

The rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have had their applications for costs arising from this year’s high profile rape trial refused. The(...)

Frank O’Donoghue QC. He  represented  former Ireland and Ulster rugby player Stuart Olding, who was acquitted after a rape trial in Belfast.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

People accused of rape should not receive anonymity before conviction unless they are likely to suffer “exceptional” reputational damage, the barriste(...)

Perpignan’s Irish fly-half Paddy Jackson will not be making the trip to Galway.

Paddy Jackson will miss Perpignan’s Challenge Cup match against Connacht at the Sportsground this weekend after being left out of the French club’s tr(...)

An injured Gordon D’Arcy  during Ireland’s Guinness Series clash with Australia in November 2014.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Memory lane and a cautionary tale rolled into one. After the November series in 2014 I decided to put all my efforts into making the World Cup squad. (...)

Andrew Conway: could face a scrap for a place in the Ireland squad with the likes of Chris Farrell and  Will Addison. Photograph: Tommy dickson/Inpho

Joe Schmidt swept away the debris. The succession plan revealed, Andy Farrell takes over with Schmidt departing in November 2019. Now, as a reward, th(...)

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