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#Consent

# consent - Last month November 2022

Man charged with sexual assault on sleeping woman in hotel room
# Courts
# Courts

Man charged with sexual assault on sleeping woman in hotel room

Nov 3rd 2022, 2:58 PM 42,684 Views 0 Comments

The defence solicitor said that the accused was very drunk and tried to ‘take a chance’ of reawakening sexual activity

# consent - This year 2022

Stronger laws on determining consent in rape cases agreed by Cabinet
# Consent
# Consent

Stronger laws on determining consent in rape cases agreed by Cabinet

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 2:06 PM 22,405 Views 56 Comments

McEntee is currently seeking approval to publish a general scheme of the bill and then begin drafting the proposed legislation.

# consent - Last year 2021

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent

Nov 29th 2021, 9:07 PM 10,381 Views 11 Comments

Dr Siobhán O’Higgins & Dr Caroline West of the Active* Consent programme in NUI Galway look at what needs to be done to improve our understanding of consent.

Opinion: It took me years to realise I'd been raped - I had never been taught about consent
# Knowhere To Go
# Knowhere To Go

Opinion: It took me years to realise I'd been raped - I had never been taught about consent

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 12:20 PM 41,099 Views 0 Comments

Ashley Westpheling says she compartmentalised the experience of sexual assault, only realising years later that what had happened was wrong.

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds
# Consent
# Consent

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds

Oct 20th 2021, 5:30 PM 15,807 Views 25 Comments

70% said there is a problem with understanding consent in Ireland.

9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity
# Consent
# Consent

9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity

Aug 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 25,798 Views 49 Comments

The results of the new Consent Communication study by NUI Galway’s Active* Consent programme.

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year
# Education
# Education

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year

Jul 19th 2021, 1:22 PM 6,794 Views 2 Comments

It will contain material for students and staff in higher level institutions.

# consent - All time

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year
# Consent
# Consent

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year

Nov 24th 2020, 1:51 PM 14,763 Views 11 Comments

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

McEntee says anyone who shares intimate images without consent 'will face serious criminal sanctions'
# Abuse
# Abuse

McEntee says anyone who shares intimate images without consent 'will face serious criminal sanctions'

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,646 Views 0 Comments

The justice minister said the recent sharing of images without consent has angered her and she will bring in “tough new laws”.

'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws
# Consent
# Consent

'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws

Jul 27th 2020, 6:05 AM 19,047 Views 24 Comments

Simon Harris will meet with the National Women’s Council’s advisory committee on ending sexual violence later today.

3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds
# Students
# Students

3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds

Jun 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 49,219 Views 62 Comments

That’s according to a new national survey published by NUI Galway’s Active Consent Programme.

Consent is crucial for coronavirus testing. But in nursing homes, it isn't always so simple
# Autonomy
# Autonomy

Consent is crucial for coronavirus testing. But in nursing homes, it isn't always so simple

May 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,001 Views 34 Comments

Patients must consent to be tested – but sometimes that can prove challenging.

Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed
# Consent
# Consent

Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed

May 2nd 2020, 10:00 AM 50,461 Views 70 Comments

The issue of consent is to the forefront – and the complaints are at a minimum.

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools
# Pure In Heart
# Pure In Heart

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools

Mar 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 118,873 Views 169 Comments

Teenagers have previously spoken to TheJournal.ie about the presentations in secondary schools – in one case a group was told condoms fail one in six times.

Law Reform Commission recommends changes to laws surrounding consent in rape cases
# Consent
# Consent

Law Reform Commission recommends changes to laws surrounding consent in rape cases

Nov 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,430 Views 16 Comments

The commission is calling for the introduction of a new ‘objective’ test.

Outrage in Spain after men are acquitted of raping girl 'because she didn't fight back'
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Outrage in Spain after men are acquitted of raping girl 'because she didn't fight back'

Nov 1st 2019, 9:44 PM 105,024 Views 43 Comments

The 14-year-old victim was unconscious at the time.

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work

Oct 17th 2019, 8:30 PM 15,806 Views 13 Comments

How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?

Hospital seeks suspension of gynaecologist who performed 'exploratory work' without consent
# Ray O'Sullivan
# Ray O'Sullivan

Hospital seeks suspension of gynaecologist who performed 'exploratory work' without consent

Jun 24th 2019, 4:23 PM 70,206 Views 24 Comments

The Kilkenny hospital commissioned a report into the doctor’s behaviour.

Miley Cyrus speaks out after man grabs her 'without consent' at event
# Barcelona
# Barcelona

Miley Cyrus speaks out after man grabs her 'without consent' at event

Jun 5th 2019, 3:05 PM 50,510 Views 50 Comments

The incident happened at an event in Spain.

Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week

Mar 28th 2019, 4:02 PM 10,698 Views 25 Comments

Simon Harris says presentations to sexual assault treatment units are increasing.

Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided?

Mar 19th 2019, 8:59 AM 24,187 Views 110 Comments

That is a recommendation contained in a new government-commissioned report.

UCD issues apology after computer science students were sent email asking to help develop sex consent app
# Consent
# Consent

UCD issues apology after computer science students were sent email asking to help develop sex consent app

Mar 12th 2019, 5:15 PM 53,067 Views 52 Comments

Students this afternoon received an email stating that the correspondence was sent in error.

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'
# Rape Myths
# Rape Myths

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Feb 17th 2019, 9:00 PM 18,961 Views 18 Comments

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

How many people believe underwear should not be discussed in a rape case? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How many people believe underwear should not be discussed in a rape case? It's the week in numbers

Nov 24th 2018, 7:00 PM 48,212 Views 59 Comments

Plus: The number of cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year.

Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case
# Consent
# Consent

Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case

Nov 20th 2018, 12:00 AM 17,895 Views 58 Comments

A barrister’s comments sparked outrage and led to protests last week.

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments
# Consent
# Consent

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

Nov 13th 2018, 3:10 PM 79,584 Views 0 Comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

'People were incredibly uncomfortable in that room': USI cannot condone 'hazing' event at DCU
# Consent
# Consent

'People were incredibly uncomfortable in that room': USI cannot condone 'hazing' event at DCU

Oct 17th 2018, 5:43 PM 38,506 Views 15 Comments

Students behind “inappropriate behaviour” at DCU’s A&F society event to undergo consent training.

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography
# Sex Ed
# Sex Ed

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography

Aug 7th 2018, 3:45 PM 29,671 Views 64 Comments

A new survey finds that 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn under the age of 13.

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment
# Consent
# Consent

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment

Aug 7th 2018, 8:41 AM 20,862 Views 123 Comments

54% of first-year women students reported experiencing sexual hostility or crude gender harassment since starting college.

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent

Jul 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,794 Views 91 Comments

The Law Reform Commission is examining a number of issues in relation to rape cases.

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times

Jul 5th 2018, 11:45 AM 13,651 Views 48 Comments

TDs and Senators pressed on if elements of sex education would be left out of the curriculum in Catholic schools.

'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today

Jul 4th 2018, 4:10 PM 19,462 Views 42 Comments

Paul Murphy said that his legislation to provide objective sex education in schools is sorely needed.

Consent: 'The purchase of sex is conducted without regard for women’s pleasure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Consent: 'The purchase of sex is conducted without regard for women’s pleasure'

Jul 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 38,540 Views 227 Comments

Prostitution undermines consent and women’s bodily autonomy, writes Samantha Slater.

Audiences left 'shell-shocked' at world premiere of Irish play about sexual violence
# Asking For It
# Asking For It

Audiences left 'shell-shocked' at world premiere of Irish play about sexual violence

Jun 17th 2018, 9:15 AM 79,570 Views 78 Comments

The stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s best-selling book has made its world premiere in the Everyman in Cork.

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs
# On Campus
# On Campus

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs

Jun 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 15,899 Views 61 Comments

The classes have been trialled in Trinity Halls but the student union wants them elsewhere on campus.

'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education

May 7th 2018, 8:00 PM 9,023 Views 34 Comments

Recent survey results from Youth Work Ireland have shown how recent events like the #MeToo movement have changed the conversation around sex.

Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant'

May 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 10,136 Views 12 Comments

If it isn’t clearly prohibited there is no incentive for these companies to stop the practice, writes Roisin Shortall.

'If someone requires an app to prove legal consent then you shouldn’t be having sex with them'
# Column
# Column

'If someone requires an app to prove legal consent then you shouldn’t be having sex with them'

Apr 28th 2018, 7:30 PM 46,869 Views 87 Comments

We need to make consent sexy, writes Filomena Kaguako.

Calls for cross-examination of victims in rape trials to be pre-recorded
# Giving Evidence
# Giving Evidence

Calls for cross-examination of victims in rape trials to be pre-recorded

Apr 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 8,730 Views 17 Comments

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has released a ‘timely’ report.

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent
# Burden Of Proof
# Burden Of Proof

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent

Apr 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 102,434 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Justice in Ireland is currently reviewing sexual assault legislation and has been urged to provide greater protection for victims.

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