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# Rape Trial

Last month
November 2023
Man who repeatedly raped wife 'under guise of Catholic entitlements' jailed for 9.5 years
The woman said she is now a survivor who deserves to be heard.
This year
Laois man jailed for nine years for raping and assaulting former partner during 10-hour ordeal
The perpetrator falsely detained the woman in an apartment, and raped and assaulted her before letting her go.
Law grad jailed for rape of woman shortly after they engaged in consensual sex
The court heard that it was at this point she withdrew her consent and the man continued sexual penetration without consent.
Jury fails to reach verdicts in trial of three men accused of raping woman in car park
It was the State’s case that the then 17 year old girl was raped in turn by each of the accused in a car at a hotel car park.
Last year
Midlands trial: Four men convicted of a range of sexual offences against teenage girl
After just under nine hours of deliberations the jury found the four defendants guilty of a number of charges.
'Try to forgive us': What accused said he'd like to tell alleged rape victim during garda interviews
Four men have pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court.
All time
Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park
Dermot O’Connor first sexually assaulted the woman while she was sleeping and left, but returned again to rape her.
Former Franciscan friar jailed for indecent assault and rape of child in 1980s
A jury found Joseph Keegan guilty on two counts of indecent assault on the boy.
Munster child abuse trial: Father tells gardaí in interview that his children had everything they wanted
The jury in the trial of three men and three women listened to transcripts of the man’s interviews with gardaí following his arrest in March 2018.
Foster mother tells court that child didn't know how to use knife and fork
The woman was giving evidence in the trial of three men and three women.
Woman (20s) arrested by gardaí investigating 'threats to kill' made at conclusion of rape trial
The men were jailed for seven years on Monday.
Model denies trapping Weinstein accuser in hotel bathroom
Claudia Salinas was giving evidence in the movie mogul’s rape trial in New York City.
Prosecutors rest case at Weinstein rape trial
Harvey Weinstein maintains that any sexual encounters were consensual.
Actress accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape said she only stayed in contact out of fear
Jessica Mann gave evidence to a court in New York yesterday.
UK foreign office expresses 'serious concern' over conviction of British woman for lying in Cyprus rape trial
The Cypriot government has defended the independence of its courts.
Harvey Weinstein has bail increased to $5 million for mishandling electronic ankle monitor
“If you have any further medical issues, the court will not be terribly understanding,” the judge said.
Rape accused denies he and co-accused 'swapped over' sexual activity with woman
The woman has told the trial that she was too drunk to consent to sex.
12-year-old girl who was raped by cousin wants him identified so people will know 'he is in the wrong'
Instructions from the DPP are that it would not be in the girl’s best interest for her abuser to be named.
Rape trial collapses due to 'unprecedented media coverage' in national newspaper
The trial involved a Dublin defendant accused of raping a woman he met on a night out in 2015.
89% of people think legal professionals should have mandatory education in consent and rape myths
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
TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,
Most Irish people don't want to see Jackson and Olding back in international panel
There has been much discussion of the tenor of private conversations between the men.
Campaigners take out newspaper ad demanding Paddy Jackson not play for Ireland or Ulster again
The ad is appearing in today’s edition.
'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations
Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.
IRFU and Ulster Rugby to conduct review into Jackson and Olding trial
The players will remain relieved of their duties.
Rugby rape trial jury told 'morals of any person involved are completely irrelevant'
The trial will enter its ninth week at Belfast Crown Court on Monday, when the jury will begin its deliberations.
What happened in Paddy Jackson's home was 'a throwback to the days of male entitlement', jury told
The prosecution has been summing up its case to the jury.
Rory Harrison accused of being 'delegated' to look after distressed woman after alleged rape
Rory Harrison was also accused of displaying “misguided loyalty” to his friends.
Paddy Jackson would be the 'last person in the world to rape someone', court hears
The court heard from Rory Harrison, who is accused of withholding information, today.
'Any possibility of a threesome?' - Blane McIlroy tells rape trial of 4am text to Paddy Jackson
McIlroy (26) denies a count of exposure.
Paddy Jackson said he would have 'freaked out' if he knew a woman left his house in tears
The rugby player denies raping a young woman.
Rape trial: Police could not locate Stuart Olding's clothes as he "was not told his house was being searched"
A DC from the PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit was on the stand today.
'She never once said stop' - jury hears three men charged in Belfast rugby rape trial deny accusations
The jury heard details of police interviews today.
Paddy Jackson: 'She didn't have to stay. She could have left if she wanted but she didn't'
Statements given by Jackson and Olding after their arrest were read out in court today.
Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet
Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny raping the woman.
Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex
The court also heard from a policeman from the rape crisis unit.
Jury taken to Paddy Jackson's home to scene of alleged rape
The jury were taken in two groups of six to Jackson’s bedroom.
Alleged rape victim says she has 'no complaint' with the man accused of withholding information
The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.
'I was raped. I don't think I can make myself more clear': Alleged victim continues evidence in court
The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.
More likely man was drunk than sleepwalking when he allegedly raped friend, court told
The woman told the trial she was sharing a bed with the man after a night out when she woke up to him having sex with her.