Sexual Offences

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Sexual offence laws in Ireland have not "kept pace with developments in online technology and the almost universal use of internet-enabled devices", a legal expert on rape and sexual assault has said. Caroline Counihan BL, legal director at Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI), gave evidence to the Oi

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More than 3,200 sexual offences were reported to gardaí in the year to June, representing a 9.2 per cent increase on the previous year. Commenting on the figures, included in the latest CSO crime statistics, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said he welcomed the fact that "more victims a

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The Crown Prosecution Service is "in denial" about declining rape prosecutions and convictions, the victims' watchdog has told The Times. Recent figures from the CPS show that while recorded rapes have increased over the past six years to 58,657 in 2018, charges, prosecutions and convictions for the

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Sexual offences cases in Northern Ireland took an average of nearly two years to be dealt with last year, according to new figures. The Department of Justice said the median processing time for cases where the main offence was in the sexual offences category was 667 days in 2018/19.

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Convictions for sexual offences are the most likely to be appealed but among the least likely to be successfully overturned, according to new analysis by The Irish Times. The newspaper has published its own analysis of around 300 criminal cases considered by the Court of Appeal since February 2017.

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A woman who was sexually harassed at work for over six months after she returned from maternity leave has been awarded €40,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission. The woman stated that she was sexually harassed on a regular basis in front of managers of the retail store she worked in, and th

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Lawyers for a man acquitted of rape last year have told a court that his legal entitlement to anonymity is being breached by Google search results of his name. Mícheál O'Higgins SC told Mr Justice Michael White that when his client's name is placed into the Google search engine the res

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