What is being billed as Ireland’s “first ever national yoga festival”, called NOURISH #YogaFSTVL, is scheduled for September 17th-23rd. Yoga studios, workshops and retreats all over Ireland will be opening their doors to welcome locals of all ages and abilities. For more information check out fstvlr.ie. Pictured is Jeanie Jyanti of Anam Solas Yoga.

1) The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is seeking volunteers to train as Telephone Counsellors to staff its 24-hour national freephone helpline outside offi(...)

Noeline Blackwell: ‘It should not be the case that a man can ‘walk out of court’ with his honest but unreasonable belief’  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has said the “honest belief” defence for persons accused of rape is “not acceptable” and puts individual rape victims an(...)

In June, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre took a tent at the Body & Soul festival in Co Westmeath.

While watching a festival performance last summer, Jessica’s enjoyment of the event came to an abrupt stop, when the actions of a male performer made (...)

Government’s Travelwise app lists the status of every county in the world and also where help can be obtained from consulates overseas.

This week the consular services of the Department of Foreign Affairs held a consultative forum with stakeholders. Led by head of the consular servic(...)

Examples of some of the artwork for sale on May 10th

How a movement ignites is unpredictable. As the private details of the recent rape trial in Belfast became public, a spark flew. Like the Parkland sho(...)

The foster care system needs to be robustly supported to ensure the safety of children, according to the Irish Foster Carers Association. The organi(...)

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding: acquitted of rape

Irish rugby has to deal with “disrespectful and derogatory” behaviour of role models if it wants to be seen as embodying the best spirit of Ireland, a(...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: has committed to reviewing all aspects of sexual assault cases in the wake of the Belfast rape trial. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will commission a new report into the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence against women, which was last conducted 15 years ago. An(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

Protest rallies were carried out across Ireland on Thursday after the #IBelieveHer hashtag trended on Twitter in support of the woman at the centre of the Belfast rape trial. Photgraph: Pacemaker Press

Rape is an exceptional crime. Yet it continues, at most stages in our criminal justice system, to be treated like any other crime. Despite the traum(...)

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