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(...)

Noeline Blackwell was appointed to the role by Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Noeline Blackwell has said she will work to rid university life of the “malfunction” of tolerance for sexual(...)

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Photograph: James Forde

A 10 per cent increase in calls for help to the State’s largest rape crisis centre last year, compared with two years previously, meant demand for its(...)

‘He’s not rape-adjacent or a bit rapey. He’s a rapist’: Arabella and Zain in I May Destroy You

“Zain is a rapist,” Arabella, the main character in Michaela Coel’s BBC drama I May Destroy You, declares. “He’s not rape-adjacent or a bit (...)

The report also recommends that suspects charged with sex crimes should not be named when their cases are before the courts unless and until they are convicted. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The legal definition of media must be expanded to include social media to ensure the identities of people involved in sex crime cases are protected, t(...)

The programme for government describes domestic violence as an “epidemic”. Photograph: Getty Images

Organisations working to combat domestic violence are “deeply concerned” at moves they say will “downgrade” the issue by moving it out of the Departme(...)

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