A coroner says the 2012 murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher by a serial rapist in Australia was “preventable” as her killer should have been behind bars at the time.
Sat, 28 May, 2016
IT is a core belief of modern, vaguely liberal democracies that it is wrong to execute a person because of a crime they have committed, or at least one they been convicted of.
Fri, 29 May, 2015
The husband of an Irish woman murdered in Australia two years ago said a new all-Ireland campaign on prostitution and sex trafficking could be a “turning point” in how the sex trade is addressed.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2015
An official in the Catholic Church in Australia has apologised after a priest said murdered Irishwoman Jill Meagher would have been “home in bed” the night she was killed had her religious faith been stronger.
Sat, 28 Mar, 2015
The husband of Jill Meagher, the Drogheda woman raped and murdered in Australia two years ago, has spoken out about his wife’s killer, saying he will never be able to forgive him.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2014
Jill Meagher’s husband Tom reflects on how men become rapists, says Claire O’Sullivan
Sat, 19 Apr, 2014
The husband of the late Jill Meagher has broken his silence about his wife’s death, penning a powerful article for the White Ribbon Campaign.
Fri, 18 Apr, 2014
An Australian court of appeal has said the rapist who killed Jill Meagher deserved the "sternest" sentence possible.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2013
In Australia, in remembrance of Irishwoman Jill Meagher more than 30,000 people have marched past the place where she was abducted last year.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2013
A scathing review of a parole system in Australia has criticised a decision to set a “recidivist serious, violent, sexual offender” loose months before he killed Irishwoman Jill Meagher.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2013
The decision by murdered Jill Meagher’s husband, Thomas, to return to Australia “took a lot of courage”, his mother Joan said.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2013
The husband of murdered Jill Meagher says the man who raped and murdered his wife is “unrepentantly evil”.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2013
The memory of Jill Meagher will live on and future generations will be told, “she was the best and someone to look up to”.
Sentences must be seen to fit a crime, both for a victim’s family and society, writes John O’Keeffe
A serial sex offender has been sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of an Irish woman that outraged Australia’s second-largest city.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2013
Even Adrian Bayley himself told police he should never have been let out of jail.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2013
Every now and then something terrible happens to challenge long-accepted, core beliefs of society.
An uncle of murdered Drogheda woman Jill Meagher has said that no words can describe the consequences of her death.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2013
The man accused of the murder of Irish journalist Jill Meagher in Melbourne is expected to plead guilty in court tomorrow.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2013
“They should have the death penalty for people like me,” Adrian Bayley told police after admitting he raped and strangled Jill Meagher in a Melbourne laneway.
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013
The man charged with the abduction, rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher in Australia has had two new charges made against him for rape and false imprisonment.
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013
A number of Facebook pages targeting the man accused of killing Jill Meagher in Melbourne last month have finally been removed.
Thu, 04 Oct, 2012
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