'A 2019 judgment brought much-needed clarity, so that we in Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, our colleagues around the country and all those who support victims and society generally can gain insights into sentences.' Photograph: Dave Meehan

In her powerful article in Wednesday’s Irish Times, addressed to the young Dingle woman who was a victim of rape by family friend Conor Quaid, Róisín (...)

Reports indicate children are increasingly getting caught in the cross-fire in domestic abuse incidents. Photograph: iStock

Domestic violence has increased by more than one-third in Dublin north inner-city, the latest Garda figures show. It is the only crime that has sign(...)

Gender-based violence  is seen in the submissions as caused and exacerbated by gender inequality.  Photograph: iStock

There will be no equality between men and women until gender-based violence (GBV) is tackled, a leading expert has said on Saturday ahead of a meeting(...)

Sarah Grace is highly critical of elements of  the courts system: ‘The only thing that kept me going was if I leave, he walks, and this is going to happen again. And I can’t do that’

Solicitor Sarah Grace's attacker was jailed this week. She wants the Irish courts system to change for people who have gone through what she did (...)

Since 2012, Grant Thornton provided audit services to a number of Mindgeek companies and  allowed the Pornhub owner to use its office as its registered address. Photograph: Tom Honan

Grant Thornton has resigned as auditors to four Dublin companies owned by Mindgeek, the operator of the world’s most visited pornographic website, Por(...)

Kathryn and Fintan Cahill (right) in their home Virginia, Co Cavan with their guests for Christmas Rolf and Denise McLaughlin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Did 2020 turn out the way you expected it to? If it did, it’s safe you say that you are in a very small minority. The pandemic dashed several plans in(...)

One in five women have been raped  in their lifetime, compared to one in 10 men, the study found. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 15 per cent of Irish adults have been raped at some point in their life, while one in three experienced some form of sexual violence, according(...)

 Minister for Justice Helen McEntee  launches the Supporting A Victim’s Journey strategy. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Rape victims will be treated with “dignity, respect and support” while perpetrators will be reported, charged and punished, Minister for Justice Helen(...)

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin’s harrowing account of two years of harassment by a colleague, and in particular her criticism of UCD for its lack of support, described an organisation that has yet to make the cultural adjustment required to confront the problem. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A week of bad publicity over its handling of sexual harassment has pushed University College Dublin (UCD) into a belated reckoning. Academic Aoibhinn (...)

The UCD campus. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

University College Dublin president Prof Andrew Deeks was told last year by a professor who quit a gender equality group at the university that she sa(...)

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