Rebecca Coen

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Advocate for victims of domestic violence Emma Murphy (left) with Orla O’ Connor, director of the National Womens Council of Ireland. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Victims of domestic violence have no faith in the court system and this prevents them from going to the Garda, according to a woman whose ex-partner a(...)

Many victims of domestic violence choose family rather than criminal courts, as they are not entitled to anonymity during the criminal prosecution process. File image: Reuters

Consideration should be given to establishing “fast-track” criminal courts to handle domestic violence cases, a Director of Public Prosecutions offici(...)

Claire Loftus, Director of Public Prosecutions, who launched Garda Powers: Law and Practice by Rebecca Coen

Legislation governing Garda powers is so opaque that it hampers effective oversight of policing, a barrister from the office of the Director of Publi(...)