Gardaí investigating sexual assault in Dublin on Sunday appeal to public for information

Gardai in Irishtown are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a woman in the early hours of Sunday morning that they say took place between 12.45am and 3.44am.

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Gardaí investigating sexual assault in Dublin

Gardai in Dublin are investigating allegations of a sexual assault on a woman.

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“I have my life back now. This is my time”: Rape victim welcomes end of nightmare

“I have my life back now. This is my time.” Those were the words of rape victim Stephan Hickey who waived her anonymity on Monday when the man who abused her was sentenced to 10 years for the sexual abuse and rape of her, her sister and a third woman over the course of 12 years.

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'Between the justice system and the rapist, they both tore my life to shreds': Lavinia Kerwick

Rape survivor Lavinia Kerwick, who made legal history as a teenager in 1992 when she waived her anonymity to speak publicly about her rape ordeal and appalling experience in court, made an emotional address a gathering at the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre today.

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'I will never forgive that judge for what he put me through': Rape survivor Lavinia Kerwick

A woman who waived her right to anonymity after when she was raped as a teenager in the early 90s has spoken out about the need for criminal justice reform for victims.

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Update: Rights of rape victims 'not well understood' in the courts, says Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

The total was outlined in the centre’s annual report for 2017, which was published today.

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Woman takes to streets of Dublin in just lingerie to demand rape trial reform

Stacie Ellen Murphy wants to lead a march on the Dail to force changes to the law after a controversial case in Co Cork.

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Justice Minister calls for 'full-blooded' tactics in rape trials to be re-examined

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has called for strict limits on how alleged rape and sexual assault victims are treated in court after a public backlash over aggressive legal tactics in high-profile cases.

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Rise in reports of rape ‘reflects prevalence’ of sexual violence

A leading campaigner for victims of sexual violence has welcomed a 48% increase in the number of reported rapes in Cork City since the start of the year as a sign that people are becoming more willing to come forward.

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Greater legal protection from 'sexual stereotypes' needed during rape trials: Ivana Bacik

Labour senator Ivana Bacik said the reforms are needed as a result of the Belfast rugby players rape trial and the recent case of a young woman's underwear being raised as evidence during a recent trial in the Republic.

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'Time to put manners on the system', says Rape Crisis Network

The director of the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, Cliona Saidlear has said that there is space in the Irish legal system for protocols for the behaviour of lawyers in rape cases.

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Noeline Blackwell: Change needed in laws and public attitudes towards rape

The director of Dublin’s Rape Crisis Centre, Noeline Blackwell says there needs to be a change in legislation and in public attitudes towards rape.

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Rape trial underwear evidence - Under scrutiny

It is hard to imagine an item of female underwear becoming a global flag of protest.

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Rally to be held in Cork following lacy thong comments in rape case

A rally to protest against victim blaming is to take place in Cork city centre on Wednesday following a recent case in the Central Criminal Court where a barrister representing a man in a rape trial said that the jury should reflect on the underwear worn by a teenage girl.

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Rape crisis centre head unsurprised rape jury asked to consider underwear worn by complainant

The head of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Noeline Blackwell has hit out at the use of 'rape stereotypes' in rape trials.

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Complainants in rape cases should have access to legal advice, says judge

A high court judge has said he “completely” agrees that complainants in rape cases should have access to legal advice during trials.

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