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From TheJournal.ie Colleges did not investigate majority of sexual assault and harassment cases reported by students in 2018/19 Colleges

Colleges did not investigate majority of sexual assault and harassment cases reported by students in 2018/19

Minister Simon Harris says colleges have until February to publish their action plans on tackling sexual violence and harassment.

From TheJournal.ie Jailed former MP was ‘sexual predator who told pack of lies’, judge says Tories

Jailed former MP was ‘sexual predator who told pack of lies’, judge says

Charlie Elphicke was sentenced after being convicted of three counts of sexual assault on two women.

'We need to make sure it never happens again': Ní Shúilleabháin praised for speaking out over sexual harassment

Dr Ní Shúilleabháin described her ordeal in today’s Irish Times.

From TheJournal.ie 'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me' Women's Aid

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill has said there is still a lot of stigma when it comes to speaking publicly about domestic and sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape New York

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape

The actor has already been charged with groping three women.

From TheJournal.ie Legal counsel for victims in rape cases risks 'upsetting the balance' of trials, says long-awaited report Sexual Assault Trials

Legal counsel for victims in rape cases risks 'upsetting the balance' of trials, says long-awaited report

The review was instituted by the previous minister for justice Charlie Flanagan following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Healthcare assistant jailed for 11 years for raping nursing home resident during lockdown Courts

Healthcare assistant jailed for 11 years for raping nursing home resident during lockdown

The family of the woman said they will “never forget how that man single-handedly destroyed our mam’s life”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws Consent

'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws

Simon Harris will meet with the National Women’s Council’s advisory committee on ending sexual violence later today.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout Sexual Harassment

Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout

A lawyer who represents some of the women described the payment as “a complete sellout”.

From TheJournal.ie Australian cricketer loses appeal to conviction for rape of sleeping woman Worcester

Australian cricketer loses appeal to conviction for rape of sleeping woman

Alex Hepburn, 24, was jailed for five years in April last year for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Maeve Higgins: Irish women in comedy - I see you, I hear you and here's how we can change things Opinion

Maeve Higgins: Irish women in comedy - I see you, I hear you and here's how we can change things

Irish comedian Maeve Higgins offers support to Irish women in the industry on the back of revelations about the behaviour of some male comedians.

From TheJournal.ie That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women Los Angeles

That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women

He allegedly raped the women between 2001 and 2003.

From TheJournal.ie Veteran comedian Sil Fox cleared of sexually assaulting woman at Dublin bar Courts

Veteran comedian Sil Fox cleared of sexually assaulting woman at Dublin bar

He pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault in December 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation made by former staffer Presidential Campaign

Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation made by former staffer

This is the first public comment Biden has made on the accusation.

From TheJournal.ie Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to sexual assault of two more victims Dublin

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to sexual assault of two more victims

The Dublin man is currently serving a prison sentence for a previous rape and sexual assault conviction.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein charged with sexually assaulting a third woman in LA case New Trial

Harvey Weinstein charged with sexually assaulting a third woman in LA case

The disgraced Hollywood producer is already in prison in New York after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.

From TheJournal.ie Jury fails to reach verdict in case of childcare worker accused of sexually assaulting four girls Courts

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of childcare worker accused of sexually assaulting four girls

The man had pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of sexually assault.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged sexual assault victim told mother she didn't want to go to crèche, court hears Creche Assault Trial

Alleged sexual assault victim told mother she didn't want to go to crèche, court hears

A man is charged with 23 counts of assaulting four girls in the crèche.

From TheJournal.ie Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault On Trial

Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault

The former first minister of Scotland is at the High Court in Edinburgh for the first day of his trial.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault of 15-year-old girl in Dublin hotel Sexual Assault

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault of 15-year-old girl in Dublin hotel

No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.

From TheJournal.ie 11-year-old girl who was allegedly abused by creche worker tells trial 'I wasn't making it up' Courts

11-year-old girl who was allegedly abused by creche worker tells trial 'I wasn't making it up'

The girl made the comments during cross-examination today.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital with chest pains after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault New York

Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital with chest pains after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault

The disgraced film producer faces a maximum of 29 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline Time's Up

The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline

Here’s how things played out for the movie mogul since allegations against him arose.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises” Support System

Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises”

Lavinia Kerwick was the first Irish rape survivor to waive her anonymity.

From TheJournal.ie 29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting four girls aged between five and eight in Leinster creche Circuit Criminal Court

29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting four girls aged between five and eight in Leinster creche

The owner of the creche said she was unsure if the children were being “fanciful” when the allegations first came to light.

From TheJournal.ie 14-year-old boy to stand trial accused of raping girl Dublin

14-year-old boy to stand trial accused of raping girl

The boy appeared at Dublin Children’s Court today charged with sexual abuse offences which allegedly occurred when he was aged 12 and 13.

From TheJournal.ie Man (51) convicted of sexual assault after touching 14-old-girl in clothing store Courts

Man (51) convicted of sexual assault after touching 14-old-girl in clothing store

He was remanded in custody for sentencing in April.

From TheJournal.ie Jury to begin deliberations in Harvey Weinstein trial Me Too

Jury to begin deliberations in Harvey Weinstein trial

The movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men and five women convict him.

From TheJournal.ie Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment College Campuses

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

From TheJournal.ie Cork hospital reviews admission policy after teen girl was sexually assaulted by male patient in ward CUH

Cork hospital reviews admission policy after teen girl was sexually assaulted by male patient in ward

The assault on a 17-year-old girl by Andrew O’Donovan was only interrupted because his heart monitor began to accelerate.

From TheJournal.ie Mayo man jailed for two years for sexually assaulting woman with special needs Courts

Mayo man jailed for two years for sexually assaulting woman with special needs

The woman and the man’s son were friends and had attended the same special needs school.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein not just a Hollywood titan but a 'seasoned' predator, court told Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein not just a Hollywood titan but a 'seasoned' predator, court told

Weinstein (67) faces life in prison if convicted of predatory sexual assault charges.

From TheJournal.ie Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges Scotland

Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges

Salmond is accused of attempting to rape a woman at the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago Offaly

Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago

The judge commended the bravery of the woman who came forward to report the abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Man who sexually assaulted woman after leading her down Cork laneway sentenced to five years in jail Courts

Man who sexually assaulted woman after leading her down Cork laneway sentenced to five years in jail

The woman was extremely drunk and walking around the streets in her bare feet when she met Las Vegas Balan.

From TheJournal.ie What it was like to set up a rape crisis centre in an Ireland that was 'so punishing of women' 40 Years On

What it was like to set up a rape crisis centre in an Ireland that was 'so punishing of women'

In 1979, when the DRCC was founded, it wasn’t a crime for a man to rape his wife.

From The42 Ryder Cup star Olesen pleads not guilty to sexual assault Hearing

Ryder Cup star Olesen pleads not guilty to sexual assault

The Danish golfer, 29, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn his sexual assault conviction Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn his sexual assault conviction

The 82-year-old is currently serving a three and a half year jail term.

From TheJournal.ie Father-of-six jailed over sexual assault of four women during 'spree of some sort' Sexual Assault

Father-of-six jailed over sexual assault of four women during 'spree of some sort'

Macica Firea (58) was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

From TheJournal.ie Uber says it received nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assaults in two years United States

Uber says it received nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assaults in two years

The report also revealed 19 fatal assaults related to the company over the last two years.

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