Calls to make upskirting an offence in Ireland

Calls to make upskirting an offence in Ireland

The CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has called for the introduction of legislation to make upskirting a criminal offence.

This week upskirting, which the term used for taking an unsolicited image up a woman’s skirt, was made a criminal and sexual offence in England and Wales.

Offenders could face up to two years in jail and be put on the sex offenders’ register.

Noeline Blackwell says our legislation needs to catch up with technology.

"As it stands right now, this remains wrong and harmful but really difficult for the police to find a way to prosecute it or to hold anyone to account," she said.

"A message has to be sent out by society that it's not tolerated, you do that through legislation."

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