A former director at the juvenile justice facility at which Edward Bryan worked for 15 years has called for the publication of the full report into how allegations made against the former Christian Brother were handled.
Questions linger over how former Christian brother Edward Bryan, jailed last month for sexual offences, remained working with young offenders for so long - and whether it should have been handled differently, writes Noel Baker
Just half of people attending one of the country’s busiest sexual assault treatment units (SATU) last year reported the crime to gardaí, while a fifth opted to have forensic samples retained before deciding whether to make a complaint.
Those were the words of one woman to Margo Noonan, head of the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit at Cork's South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital. It is a situation she and staff at the Cork and other SATUs are hoping to change, writes Social Affairs Correspondent.
Stephanie Hickey endured years of childhood sexual abuse and rape at the hands of her brother-in-law. She tellsabout waving her anonymity in court to have her persecutor named, and why despite the toll it took on herself and her family, she has no regrets.
A new Irish-led study of teenage boys has found that while viewing porn does not cause sexual aggressiveness, those who said they are sexually aggressive are more likely to have watched a lot of pornographic material.
When a Pulitzer prizewinning biographer produces evidence that one of the most admired men in history colluded in and even applauded a rape, it’s to be expected that the story will land on the front page of a major mainstream newspaper and create an international firestorm.
THIS week, I watched Leaving Neverland, the documentary about James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who allege that when they were children they were sexually molested by Michael Jackson. The film is four hours long and contains deeply disturbing and specific details of sexual abuse; the similarities of the men’s stories, of how they and their families were groomed, are chilling.
A national survey on the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland will be carried out every ten years after an agreement was signed between the Department of Justice and Equality and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today.