There were more than 6,000 new callers to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s helpline last year. Image: iStock

The number of calls to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre helpline relating to adult rape has increased 24 per cent over the past year, according to figure(...)

“One of the things that causes that deep-rooted shame is this societal idea that men are more able to defend themselves.” Photograph: iStock

“I don’t think it’s ever easy to come forward to speak about rape, but I think there is an added layer of shame when it’s attached to men,” says Anne-(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook. Photograph: Eric Luke

What George Hook said about rape was abhorrent and unforgiveable. Growing demands, however, that he be publicly shamed, silenced and cast out do littl(...)

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill: I find myself compelled to address the issues

Two years ago, my case came to prominence after my ex-boyfriend Magnus Meyer Hustveit was given a seven-year suspended sentence despite admitting to s(...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook: ‘Women, get over yourselves.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The fallout from on-air rape comments made by a Newstalk presenter is about freedom – but not the freedom of George Hook to say whatever he wants and (...)

George Hook: I should never have made the comments

George Hook has said he is “truly sorry” for comments he made about rape on his radio programme last Friday. In a statement which The Irish Times und(...)

Cork’s Rena Buckley lifts the O’Duffy cup in Croke Park after winning the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho/Bryan Keane

O’Sullivan’s sudden retirement takes Government by surprise The Government and the Garda force were caught by surprise on Sunday after the unexpected(...)

George Hook apologised for comments on rape. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s largest hotel group Dalata has cancelled its sponsorship of George Hook’s radio show in protest at the broadcasters’ comments about rape las(...)

Dominique Meehan (above) has publicly campaigned on the issue of sexual assault following the jailing of her rapist Keith Hearne.  File photograph: Collins Courts

A woman who waived her right to anonymity after she was raped at a gaming convention says there is a rape culture in Ireland which needs to be address(...)

The UN Committee against Torture was concerned the State’s commission of investigation into mother and baby homes “did not allow it to investigate all institutions in the country at which abuses including forced and illegal adoptions may have occurred”. File photograph: Getty Images

The UN Committee against Torture has called on the Government to carry out an independent investigation into allegations of ill-treatment at all mothe(...)

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