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#Sexual Assault

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 59,855 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 19,456 Views 40 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 24,960 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 41,025 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 22,481 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 56,808 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 36,340 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
# Harassment Allegations
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# Harassment Allegations

Joe Biden says Andrew Cuomo should resign if probe proves allegations

Mar 17th 2021, 8:07 AM 13,640 Views 12 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 26,705 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 40,255 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 75,228 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 35,237 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 27,134 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 45,070 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 32,807 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 34,359 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 13,059 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 52,560 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 10,969 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 35,755 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 85,900 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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'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Aug 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 36,795 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 47,871 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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# Sexual Assault Trials

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

Updated Aug 6th 2020, 8:37 AM 33,076 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 65,766 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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# Consent

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

Jul 27th 2020, 6:05 AM 18,984 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 12,139 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 37,838 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 22,439 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 56,206 Views 0 Comments

He allegedly raped the women between 2001 and 2003.

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

May 27th 2020, 1:25 PM 42,867 Views 0 Comments

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

Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation made by former staffer
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Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation made by former staffer

May 1st 2020, 1:11 PM 20,868 Views 94 Comments

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

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

Apr 21st 2020, 5:35 PM 29,644 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 11th 2020, 7:54 AM 16,593 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 25th 2020, 9:28 AM 25,107 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 9th 2020, 7:23 PM 42,252 Views 0 Comments

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

Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault
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Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault

Mar 9th 2020, 4:01 PM 18,561 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2020, 7:22 AM 44,925 Views 0 Comments

No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.

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

Feb 25th 2020, 8:11 PM 32,120 Views 0 Comments

The girl made the comments during cross-examination today.

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

Feb 25th 2020, 7:49 AM 26,632 Views 0 Comments

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

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