Sexual violence

Legislation providing stronger protection for children against grooming and child pornography has become law.

Sexual offences bill criticised for ‘missed opportunity’

The passing of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill has been criticised for missing opportunities.

Transition-year pupils hold workshops on consent issue

A transition-year team told classmates yesterday: “No means no.”

Woman wants inquiry into rape claims

A woman who claims that she was dealt with in a wholly negligible manner by the State following a rape and assault has written to the Taoiseach requesting a statutory inquiry into her case.

The trauma of sexual violence is compounded by failure of public systems

Anna Ilnicka was beaten and sexually assaulted but the health service, gardaí and justice system failed her. We need an inquiry to find out why, writes Michael Clifford.