A homeless person’s tent on the bank of the Grand Canal at Charlemont.   Women now account for 42 per cent of the adult homeless population, and this rises to 44 per cent in the Dublin area. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The average life expectancy of a woman in Ireland today is 84, but the average age of death for a single homeless woman in Dublin is just 38. So(...)

Harvey Weinstein.  Photograph:  Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images

Life will never again be the same for inmate no. 3102000153. Society may never be the same either. The trial of Harvey Weinstein – convicted on Monda(...)

Ciara O’Donnell, national director of the Professional Development Service for Teachers, at an event to mark Safer Internet Day. Also pictured are students Ciarán Mulvey, Ava Murphy, Fiona Clune, Ellen Murphy and  Ben Farrelly. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Young people need to develop digital literacy skills in order to navigate their way safely online in a post-truth world. That was the warning at the (...)

ISPCC: ‘imperative’ that an office of digital safety commissioner be established

Youth information website SpunOut.ie said it has received “a number of reports of sextortion” from young people in the last five months. Sextortion i(...)

Part IV of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act created two new offences of paying for sexual activity with a prostitute and paying for sexual activity with a trafficked person. Photograph: Collins Courts.

There have been just three convictions since a new law targeting those who used prostitutes was introduced in 2017, a review of the new law has reveal(...)

Representatives from a number of organisations at the launch of the Courting Disaster campaign at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin where it is proposed a new family law court be constructed.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography/PA Wire

A number of organisations have called on the Government to allocate funding for a dedicated family law court at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin, (...)

The Supreme Court ruling was welcomed by Women’s Aid and the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

A Supreme Court ruling on rape sentences on Friday should bring a positive message to those suffering the “brutal crime” of domestic abuse, the Women(...)

A review of sexual offences laws by the Law Reform Commission will look at the age of consent.

The ways in which deception or pressure might negate consent are among the matters to be considered in a major review of sexual offences laws. The re(...)

The report, Knowledge or Belief Concerning Consent in Rape Law, was sought by the Attorney General after the Supreme Court confirmed in 2016  an ‘honest, though unreasonable mistake that the woman was consenting, is a defence in rape’

Men should no longer be able to use the claim that they “honestly believed” a woman had consented to sex as a defence in rape trials, the Law Reform C(...)

Lavinia Kerwick: ‘When we support each other, we grow stronger. When we hear each other, we all learn.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The first rape victim to waive her anonymity after the man convicted of raping her walked free has called for more supports for survivors, especially (...)

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