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From TheJournal.ie Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet Sexual Crimes

Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet

Currently there is life imprisonment for a male who is convicted of incest, but the sentence is three to seven years for a woman.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for raping his stepsons hundreds of times Rape

Man jailed for raping his stepsons hundreds of times

“Some people had cereal for breakfast, I seemed to be molested for breakfast.”

From TheJournal.ie Father and daughter "in loving relationship" fight for custody of their baby Spain

Father and daughter "in loving relationship" fight for custody of their baby

The woman became pregnant at 17, by her 36-year-old father in Spain, where incest is not illegal.

From TheJournal.ie David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been Same-Sex Marriage

David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been

The independent senator has sought to clarify remarks he made in the Seanad on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie French woman jailed for suffocating eight of her children Awful

French woman jailed for suffocating eight of her children

Dominique Cottrez had previously said she feared the children were born of incest with her father before changing her story this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'I had a normal childhood': French woman accused of smothering eight of her children France

'I had a normal childhood': French woman accused of smothering eight of her children

Dominique Cottrez has said she feared the children were born of incest with her father.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion ... and divorce Changing Times

Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion ... and divorce

The former justice minister thinks it’s time we change the Constitution – in a number of ways.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws Abortion

It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws

The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Australian judge to be investigated for 'appalling' comments on incest Investigation

Australian judge to be investigated for 'appalling' comments on incest

The judge reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest Courts

Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest

Under current law, a man can face up to life imprisonment if convicted, whereas a woman can only be sentenced to a maximum of seven years.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Australia shocked by extreme case of incest, sex abuse and child neglect Disturbing

Australia shocked by extreme case of incest, sex abuse and child neglect

Twelve children were removed from a farm in New South Wales after social workers and police found them living in squalid conditions. They soon discovered that 11 of them were born to related parents.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland's justice minister calls for consultation on changing abortion laws Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Northern Ireland's justice minister calls for consultation on changing abortion laws

David Ford said he wants a public consultation into changing abortion laws to allow women carrying babies with fatal foetal abnormalities to have a termination.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill Abortion

'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill

The pro-life rally will call for the Taoiseach to put the Protection in Life During Pregnancy Bill to the people of Ireland in a referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies New Research

Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies

However a study published in The Lancet today says that the absolute risk of birth defects, such as down syndrome, is low.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate Opinion

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

From TheJournal.ie Accused changes plea and admits murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp Murder

Accused changes plea and admits murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp

Stuart Hazell dramatically changed his plea on the fifth day of his trial at the Old Bailey in London.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach has 'no intention of playing party politics' over abortion issue Abortion

Taoiseach has 'no intention of playing party politics' over abortion issue

Enda Kenny responds to calls for a Constitutional referendum on abortion during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.

New app stops you having sex with your cousin Bumpin' This post contains videos

New app stops you having sex with your cousin

It sounds an incest alarm to prevent an “awkward reunion”.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We have an issue with suicidal risk in abortion legislation’ – Micheál Martin Abortion This post contains videos

‘We have an issue with suicidal risk in abortion legislation’ – Micheál Martin Exclusive

The Fianna Fáil leader told TheJournal.ie he doesn’t know how many doctors should assess suicidal risk and said he is not currently in favour of widening abortion legislation to include pregnancies as a result of rape.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We owe it to victims to have minimum and mandatory sentencing Opinion

Column: We owe it to victims to have minimum and mandatory sentencing

The crimes committed against Fiona Doyle and Detective Garda Adrian Donohue deserve sufficient punishment – and the pressure needs to be placed back onto criminals, says criminologist John O’Keefe.

From TheJournal.ie Nastassja Kinski 'proud' of sister for revealing sex abuse Abuse

Nastassja Kinski 'proud' of sister for revealing sex abuse

The German actress has come out in support of her sister, who has revealed she was sexually abused throughout her childhood – saying she hopes it will encourage others to seek help.

From TheJournal.ie Bill will propose potential life sentences for women guilty of incest Incest

Bill will propose potential life sentences for women guilty of incest

Legislation being brought forward by Denis Naughten will end a 17-year legal loophole where men are given longer sentences than women.

From TheJournal.ie European court upholds German ban on incestuous relationship Incest

European court upholds German ban on incestuous relationship

The European Court of Human Rights said it was within Germany’s rights to stop a brother and sister from having a family life.

From TheJournal.ie Josef Fritzl's basement dungeon to be filled with concrete Josef Fritzl

Josef Fritzl's basement dungeon to be filled with concrete

The cellar where rapist Fritzl kept his daughter Elisabeth prisoner for 24 years will be put completely beyond use.

From TheJournal.ie Woman carries father's baby and claims: We're in love Taboo

Woman carries father's baby and claims: We're in love

Irish-born man and his daughter say they experienced GSA – Genetic Sexual Attraction – after they first met as adults. But does GSA exist?

From TheJournal.ie German father convicted of 162 abuse counts Germany

German father convicted of 162 abuse counts

A German man who fathered eight children with his stepdaughter and forced her into prostitution has been convicted of 162 counts of sexual abuse by a judge who called him a “pitiless egoist”.

From TheJournal.ie US academia reeling after professor charged with incest United States

US academia reeling after professor charged with incest

A popular Columbia professor in political science is accused of sleeping with a female relative for three years.

From TheJournal.ie Couple plan to go ahead with incestuous wedding Incest

Couple plan to go ahead with incestuous wedding

Brother and sister had child together before finding out they share a father.