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Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault
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Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault

Updated Wed 7:20 PM 20,043 Views 66 Comments

The consent outreach coordinator says we owe it to victims of sexual assault to address and change our attitudes to these crimes.

Prince Andrew may challenge UK ruling on US sex assault case
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Prince Andrew may challenge UK ruling on US sex assault case

Sep 17th 2021, 3:22 PM 18,410 Views 0 Comments

He has been accused of sexually assaulting a then 17-year-old girl.

Prince Andrew’s lawyer says documents will absolve him of liability in sex assault case
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Prince Andrew’s lawyer says documents will absolve him of liability in sex assault case

Sep 14th 2021, 7:16 AM 28,306 Views 0 Comments

Andrew B Brettler claimed the Duke of York’s accuser previously entered into a ‘settlement agreement’ that will nullify the case.

Benjamin Mendy to go on trial in January accused of rape and sexual assault
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Benjamin Mendy to go on trial in January accused of rape and sexual assault

Sep 10th 2021, 4:38 PM 4,145 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old Manchester City player appeared in the dock at Chester Crown Court along with his co-accused today.

Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with multiple rapes and assaults
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Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with multiple rapes and assaults

Aug 26th 2021, 8:21 AM 102,310 Views 0 Comments

Jeremy has been the subject of criminal allegations within the adult film industry for years.

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
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Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Jul 21st 2021, 10:50 PM 13,155 Views 0 Comments

The disgraced Hollywood mogul made his first court appearance in California today.

'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister
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'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister

Jul 6th 2021, 9:19 PM 39,324 Views 7 Comments

TDs called for action on sexual, domestic and gender-based violence in the Dáil this afternoon.

Almost 1 in 10 sex assault victims to attend for treatment had multiple assailants in 2020
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Almost 1 in 10 sex assault victims to attend for treatment had multiple assailants in 2020

Jun 30th 2021, 9:08 AM 13,967 Views 3 Comments

That is according to the 2020 Sexual Assault Treatment Unit annual report.

Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland
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Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland

Jun 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 8,651 Views 7 Comments

Dr Susan Leahy says a consistent delay in the legal process is one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to rape trials

Retired member of religious order seeks to block his trial on child sex abuse charges
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Retired member of religious order seeks to block his trial on child sex abuse charges

Jun 14th 2021, 5:28 PM 30,350 Views 0 Comments

The man is facing four charges of sexual assault made against him on dates between 1966 and 1969.

Teenage boys found guilty of sexually assaulting their friend (13) in a park
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Teenage boys found guilty of sexually assaulting their friend (13) in a park

May 31st 2021, 9:30 PM 60,220 Views 0 Comments

The defendants were aged 14 at the time of the alleged incident.

A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality
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A teacher: Early years sex education can reduce aggression in children and improve gender equality

May 20th 2021, 8:25 AM 19,665 Views 41 Comments

Teacher Dearbhla Crosse says the new teachings for Catholic primary schools from the Irish Bishops Conference is not in line with latest research.

Ex-RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven pleads guilty to sexually assaulting and exploiting children
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Ex-RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven pleads guilty to sexually assaulting and exploiting children

May 14th 2021, 12:18 PM 25,265 Views 0 Comments

The matter has been adjourned for sentencing on 9 July.

Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home
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Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home

Apr 19th 2021, 9:20 PM 41,264 Views 0 Comments

The 38-year-old man, who had been friends with the woman for seven years, pleaded guilty to orally raping her during a prolonged attack in 2017.

Teenage boy guilty of attacks on girls as they walked to school in London
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Teenage boy guilty of attacks on girls as they walked to school in London

Apr 13th 2021, 2:42 PM 22,522 Views 0 Comments

The boy attacked two teenage girls during his spree and was also linked to other attacks in 2019 and 2020.

'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials
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'Good men need to speak up': Call for GAA officials to stop giving character references in rape trials

Apr 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,362 Views 0 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has written to the victim in the Conor Quaid trail but cannot meet her as an appeal has been lodged.

Man accused of raping an asylum seeker at his home put on trial
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Man accused of raping an asylum seeker at his home put on trial

Apr 6th 2021, 6:40 PM 36,384 Views 0 Comments

The Central Criminal Court has heard evidence through video link from a 36-year-old woman.

Joe Biden says Andrew Cuomo should resign if probe proves allegations
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# Harassment Allegations

Joe Biden says Andrew Cuomo should resign if probe proves allegations

Mar 17th 2021, 8:07 AM 13,651 Views 13 Comments

The president’s language has shifted after he recently declined an opportunity to join other Democrats in calling for Cuomo’s resignation.

Australians rally for justice for women as alleged rapes shake government
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Australians rally for justice for women as alleged rapes shake government

Mar 15th 2021, 7:02 AM 26,712 Views 1 Comment

The prime minister refused to address the demonstration in Canberra.

Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough
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Opinion: Women have lived in fear of walking alone in the dark for too long - we've had enough

Mar 11th 2021, 9:46 AM 40,659 Views 0 Comments

Our reader shares two terrifying experiences walking home in Dublin and London and asks if we are doing enough to free women from this fear.

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
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Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student

Feb 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 75,304 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.

Comedian Sil Fox sues State for alleged breach of human rights over failed sexual assault prosecution
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Comedian Sil Fox sues State for alleged breach of human rights over failed sexual assault prosecution

Feb 18th 2021, 4:51 PM 35,324 Views 0 Comments

Fox walked free from court last May after being cleared of all charges against him.

Man due in court charged with alleged sexual assault in Dublin
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Man due in court charged with alleged sexual assault in Dublin

Feb 11th 2021, 11:48 AM 27,217 Views 0 Comments

The victim was out running when she was attacked.

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault in Tolka Valley Park
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Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault in Tolka Valley Park

Jan 31st 2021, 7:24 AM 45,132 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are “following a definite line of enquiry”.

Taxi driver who sexually assaulted passenger who passed out in his car jailed for four years
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Taxi driver who sexually assaulted passenger who passed out in his car jailed for four years

Jan 29th 2021, 5:27 PM 32,871 Views 0 Comments

The victim told the court of how she continues to live with the “devastating” impact of what had happened.

Teenager goes on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting girl in Dublin park
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Teenager goes on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting girl in Dublin park

Dec 1st 2020, 5:57 PM 34,425 Views 0 Comments

A 17-year-old boy is accused of raping and sexually assaulting a girl in a south Dublin park last year.

Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'
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Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'

Dec 1st 2020, 1:00 PM 13,078 Views 2 Comments

Noeline Blackwell of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says the law around image-based sexual abuse is useless as it pre-dates the internet and new legislation can’t come quickly enough.

Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld
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Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld

Nov 19th 2020, 4:45 PM 52,734 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard by the Workplace Relations Commission.

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

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,087 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2020, 4:45 PM 35,775 Views 10 Comments

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
# Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin
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# Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

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

Sep 5th 2020, 5:18 PM 85,914 Views 33 Comments

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

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'
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# Women's Aid

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

Aug 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 37,133 Views 39 Comments

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

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape
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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape

Aug 19th 2020, 9:13 AM 47,917 Views 0 Comments

The actor has already been charged with groping three women.

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

Updated Aug 6th 2020, 8:37 AM 33,107 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Jul 30th 2020, 3:30 PM 65,836 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 27th 2020, 6:05 AM 18,999 Views 24 Comments

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

Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout
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Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout

Jul 1st 2020, 10:49 AM 12,166 Views 0 Comments

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

Australian cricketer loses appeal to conviction for rape of sleeping woman
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Australian cricketer loses appeal to conviction for rape of sleeping woman

Jun 30th 2020, 11:20 AM 37,864 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Jun 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 22,504 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Jun 18th 2020, 7:42 AM 56,214 Views 0 Comments

He allegedly raped the women between 2001 and 2003.

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