“Angela” (not her real name) spoke at the publication of the 2015 annual report from the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, describing herself as a “victor over rape”. Photograph: File

A woman who was raped by her husband has urged other women in her situation not to wash themselves after an assault, as vital evidence is lost in the(...)

The number of first-time callers to the national helpline for victims of rape and sexual assault was more than 50 per cent higher last year than the number in 2013, new figures show.

The number of first-time callers to the national helpline for victims of rape and sexual assault was more than 50 per cent higher last year than the n(...)

The man sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for raping his wife is just the second individual convicted of the crime since marital rape was made illegal in 1990. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The man sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for raping his wife is just the second individual convicted of the crime since marital rape was made(...)

Olivia Walker has been a volunteer with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre  for five years. Working with victims of sexual violence appealed to her as  a useful and important service. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rape victims’ experience of the criminal justice system can be “horrific”, according to victim accompaniment volunteer Olivia Walker. From making a (...)

The director general of the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac), Noeline Blackwell, is to leave her post at the end of February, the charity has announced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The director general of the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac), Noeline Blackwell, is to leave her post at the end of February, the charity has announce(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: “It is abundantly clear that this House stands four square behind the French people in its time of national crisis”

The Seanad hit the right note. Dáil Éireann made a meal out of the occasion. Although to be fair to a lot of TDs, this was the Government’s idea. (...)

A woman who alleges that she was subjected to domestic abuse has made a complaint to gardai in north Dublin.  A Facebook  video in which she makes the allegations has been viewed more than 3 million times.

A Dublin mother whose allegations of domestic abuse, set out in an online video, have gone viral has made a formal statement of complaint to gardaí. T(...)

Women’s experiences of life in this country have been strikingly different from men’s. Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland seeks to “weave a narrative t(...)

The Pygmalion bar in the Powerscourt Centre, Dublin, has this sign saying: ‘Roses are red, violets are blue, buy her a drink, and she might fuck you’

A sign in a Dublin bar saying “buy her a drink, and she might fuck you” has been described as “totally unacceptable” by groups working with victims of(...)

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO of the Rape Crisis Centre, outside 70 Leeson Street Lower, the centre’s home for 28 years. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is at risk of losing the Leeson Street premises that has been its home for the past 28 years, as it is being sold by a N(...)

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