Sexual harassment

The board of Bord Scannán na hÉireann has spoken out against sexual harrassment in the entertainment industry.

St Patrick's Mental Health Services confirms it received official complaint in relation to Al Porter

St Patrick's Mental Health Services has confirmed it has received an official complaint in relation to Al Porter.

US news host Charlie Rose 'deeply embarrassed' by sexual misconduct allegations

US news host Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations.

Mrs Brown's Boys star to replace Al Porter in Olympia panto

Actor Rory Cowan has been announced as comedian Al Porter's replacement in the Olympia Theatre's Christmas panto.

Al Porter has resigned from Today FM

Today FM presenter Al Porter has resigned from the radio station following allegations of inappropriate behaviour made on social media and in several newspapers.

Morrissey: Kevin Spacey has been 'needlessly attacked'

Morrissey has said it is "ridiculous" that Kevin Spacey has been recast in a film following allegations of sexual misconduct, adding the actor has been "needlessly attacked".

Republican Roy Moore fights sex scandal with help of homophobic supporters

US Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been backed by his fiercest religious allies as he tries to fight back against allegations of sexual misconduct.

Latest: Al Porter to take a break from Today FM amid sexual misconduct allegations

Al Porter is to take a break from his radio programme on Today FM.

US senator Al Franken apologises after radio host says he kissed and groped her

US senator Al Franken is facing a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her during a visit to entertain US troops in Afghanistan.

Investigation underway into claim sexual harassment within Prison Service was covered up

An investigation is underway following allegations that a serious case of sexual harassment within the Prison Service was covered up.

John Lithgow: Hollywood still making sense of sexual assault scandal

He said “a lot of things are happening that needed to happen”.

Old Vic to offer guidance on alcohol and late-night meetings after Spacey claims

Kevin Spacey was the artistic director of the theatre between 2004 and 2015.

Alex Rowley suspended from Scottish Labour Parliamentary group

Alex Rowley has been suspended as a member of the Scottish Labour Parliamentary group after allegations about his conduct emerged.

Rape Crisis Centre backs Fianna Fáil bill to double jail time for sex offenders

"The damage that is done in sexually exploiting a child can be lifelong."

Paul Ryan says Alabama candidate 'should step aside' amid accusations of sexual misconduct

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore "should step aside", House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has said.

Wallet-sized information card given to priests accused of sexual violence

The Association of Catholic Priests who issued the card is advising them to ask for two lawyers.

Republican Roy Moore denies new sexual assault allegation

The allegation came on the day Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Mr Moore should quit the contest, while Mr Moore fired back that it is Mr McConnell who should step down

Fifth woman accuses former US president George HW Bush of groping

Another woman has stepped forward to accuse former US president George HW Bush of inappropriately touching her.

Arts Council urges Michael Colgan accusers to engage with official investigation

The head of the Arts Council has said women who have complained about Michael Colgan need to trust the Gate's investigation into his behaviour.

'Women workers just got woke': Hundreds take part in Hollywood march against sexual harassment

Hundreds of women, men and children took part in a protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood on Sunday armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life.

Content providers play morality regulators of guilty until innocent

Exactly what moral principle is upheld by keeping an accused man offscreen is not easy to deduce, writes Terry Prone

Michael Colgan 'needs to think a bit more about his behaviour', says Grace Dyas

Update 9.30pm: Grace Dyas, the first woman to come out with allegations against Michael Colgan has responded to his apology on TV3’s The Sunday Show.

Star Trek’s George Takei denies sexual misconduct claim

The star said the alleged event “did not occur”.

Grace Dyas claims misuse of power is 'everywhere in public life in Ireland'

In an interview this morning on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Grace Dyas said that misuse of power was an open secret in Irish public life.

US goalkeeper Hope Solo claims Sepp Blatter 'grabbed' her at awards ceremony

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been accused of inappropriately "grabbing" United States goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Israeli intelligence firm apologises for work with Harvey Weinstein

An Israeli intelligence company has apologised for its work with disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and has pledged to donate the proceeds to women’s groups.

There's little succour for women who’ve been harassed in the workplace

Alison O’Connor worries about the women who work in the background of Leinster House.

Colgan accuser won't engage with Gate Theatre HR expert until board are replaced

Latest: One of the women who has accused Michael Colgan of inappropriate behaviour has said she will not engage with an independent HR expert appointed by the Gate Theatre.

Los Angeles police investigating Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick after rape claims

In a post on Facebook, Kristina Cohen said he assaulted her when she went to his for dinner with a producer who she was dating at the time.

Swiss prosecutors will not pursue Polanski rape allegation probe

Swiss prosecutors have said they will not pursue an investigation of Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski over allegations by a German woman that he raped her when she was a teenager 45 years ago.

National Women's Council pushing for independent investigation into Michael Colgan allegations

The National Women's Council is calling for an independent investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan while CEO of the Gate Theatre.

Uber donates $5m to US sexual violence prevention groups

Under Uber's stepped-up efforts, team members receive training on how to respond to sexual assault and harassment from experts in the field, including letting a caller talk without interruption.

Curtain rises on abuse and sexual discrimination in Ireland’s theatres

Abuse and sexual discrimination have always been part and parcel of the theatre in Ireland, right back to the old days of the Abbey and the Gate, writes Terry Prone

Empowerment of teenage girls is best chance to halt predatory men

Young girls in Ireland have always been and still are the object of male desire. They must be empowered to deal with unwanted attention, writes Victoria White

Social media warning for sex assault victims

Victims of sexual assaults have been urged to stay off social media over the following day for fear that it could compromise a prosecution.

Abuse of female students increases each year

Female students are more likely to experience sexual harassment as they progress through college, according to a survey.

Both sides, men and women, need to recognise what a creep is

I didn’t know, to my shame, that the experience of women being degraded at the hands of men was so universal, writes Fergus Finlay