Minister for Children  Katherine Zappone with Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, and  Ann Marie Gill, chairperson. Photograph: Eric Luke

The slow roll-out of specialist Garda units to investigate sexual crimes is among the matters the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre wants a United Nations Com(...)

Stranger danger:  virtual dating bypasses the opportunity a first date used to provide for two people to meet and assess each other in a safe environment. Photograph: D3sign/Moment/Getty

“A special word of warning to anyone using social-media sites: we urge you to please be cautious and be aware. Sonia made an error of judgment and pai(...)

The reforms will bring to an end the much-criticised practice of most sex crimes being investigated by the Garda member who responded to the initial emergency call.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Front-line gardaí will no longer investigate rapes or child sexual abuse under radical policing reforms. Instead, all such crimes will be investigate(...)

Campaign groups have welcomed the setting up of the new units. Photograph: iStock

Four new Garda units go live across the State on Friday in an effort to crack down on sex crimes and domestic abuse. Gardaí say the Divisional Prote(...)

Kathleen O’Toole,  the chief of police in Seattle,  is to chair the 12-person commission which will conduct a root-and-branch review of An Garda Síochána.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

An independent root-and-branch review of An Garda Síochána will not issue a final report for 16 months but may provide a series of rolling recommendat(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has agreed the scope of the root and branch review into An Garda Síochána and the panel which will oversee it. It was also agreed that(...)

There are fears that the prospect of being asked very  personal questions in a court is discouraging some victims of sexual abuse from coming forward. File photograph: Getty Images

Large numbers of rape victims are being questioned about their sexual history in court, even when it has nothing to do with their allegations, figures(...)

Dr Noelle Higgins from Maynooth University - International Human Rights Law and Fatal Foetal Abnormalities speaking at the second meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly in January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Approximately one woman in 20 who is raped will go on to become pregnant, the Citizens’ Assembly has been told. Dr Maeve Eogan, the medical director(...)

“The legislation will clarify that consent cannot be given in particular cases, including where a person is asleep or is intoxicated, and it will also clarify that consent can be withdrawn at any time before or during the act”

Proposed legislative changes, which will define sexual consent in law for the first time, will protect the human rights of both men and women, accordi(...)

Sexual harassment: “He went over and put his hand up her skirt. Three of the lads intervened, pulled him outside. She was afraid of what her husband would think.” Illustration: Daniel Mackie/Ikon/Getty

Laura had been working at a financial institution in Dublin for 20 years when a colleague sexually harassed her at an office party. It was 2008, and L(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • Next
  • Last »