Susan Leahy

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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(...)

With schools closed, there are ample resourses online to help parents and students with home-based learning. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA

Here we go again. Three weeks? Three months? The truth is nobody – including the Department of Education – really knows how long the schools will be c(...)

Raheny Village, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? Living by the sea is a dream for many; while Raheny’s house prices have climbed in the past decade, they’re not as forbiddin(...)

A 2016 Eurobarometer survey showed that 11 per cent of Irish respondents believed that being drunk or on drugs may make having sexual intercourse without consent justified.

Irish judges should receive guidelines on how to warn rape juries about prejudicial stereotypes of rape complainants, a leading expert has said. Oth(...)

Rosarii Mannion, HSE national director of human resources: “A lot of the negative messages that have gone out have inhibited relocation but we want to change that narrative.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eighty nurses have so far registered to attend a three-day recruitment fair taking place over the holiday period at the Health Service Executive head(...)

A statutory definition of consent is to be brought by way of an amendment to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill.

The Government is to introduce a definition of consent into the Irish law on rape. The decision came as a seven-judge sitting of the Supreme Court i(...)

Soccer was a welcome theme on the Junior Cert Spanish paper. Photograph: Andre Camara/Reuters.

Soccer was a welcome theme on this year’s Junior Cert Spanish exam as most students had prepared material on the subject of the World Cup. There were(...)

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in Breaking Bad.

Fans of TV series Breaking Bad may have recognised a picture of Werner Heisenberg on the Leaving Cert chemistry paper. The German theoretical physicis(...)