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#Rape

# rape - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Court to hear application to cover Paddy Jackson's £100k legal bill

Jackson privately funded his defence, but he is now seeking to retrieve this money.

# rape - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Blood-stained sheets, a pornographic gif and a tweet: Legal arguments in the rugby rape trial

The restriction imposed at the beginning of the trial was lifted today as the jury can no longer be prejudiced.

# rape - Monday 9 April, 2018

Judge in rugby rape trial to hear arguments over lifting reporting restrictions on case

The media were banned from reporting on anything said in the absence of the jury since the start of the trial.

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

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

# rape - Sunday 8 April, 2018

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

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

# rape - Friday 6 April, 2018

# rape - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'My first thought when I was raped was whether or not I was pregnant - that shouldn't be the case'

The Together For Yes campaign launched a position paper on the proposed legislation.

# rape - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Craig Gilroy apologises for 'totally inappropriate' WhatsApp message sent to Stuart Olding

Ulster Rugby and the IRFU said Gilroy is subject to an internal review and is not available for selection.

# rape - Monday 2 April, 2018

'They're on their own': Call for complainants in rape cases to have their own legal counsel

The Minister for Justice has said he will review legal protections offered to complainants.

Mother of murdered Irish woman describes her as 'a bright light, always singing and dancing'

The 28-year-old woman from Buncrana in Co Donegal was murdered last March.

# rape - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Nationwide protests take place demanding better treatment of women in the justice system

The fallout from the rugby rape trial is continuing.

Pippa Middleton's father-in-law under investigation over allegations of rape of minor

The family have called the allegation “untrue and scandalous”.

# rape - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Number of recorded rapes leaped nearly 30% last year amid spike in sexual offences

Rape Crisis Network Ireland said the figures are only the “tip of the iceberg”.

Court overturns decision to release 'black cab rapist' from prison

Two women had brought forward the legal challenge.

Paddy Jackson 'grateful to jury for common sense verdict'

The Ulster rugby player commented outside the court today after being acquitted of a charge of rape.

Rugby rape trial: All four defendants found not guilty on all charges

The jury gave their verdict at Belfast Crown Court today.

# rape - Monday 26 March, 2018

'A woman is entitled to say no': Jury hears more closing remarks from judge in rugby rape trial

Judge Patricia Smyth also said the witnesses’ lapses in memory may be down to alcohol consumption.

# rape - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Man who raped and seriously assaulted woman left her with life-changing injuries, court hears

Anthony Cassidy dumped his unconscious victim on the outskirts of Carlow, the court was told.

# rape - Friday 23 March, 2018

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.

# rape - Saturday 17 March, 2018

US military 'fails to protect children sexually assaulted by peers on army bases'

An in-depth investigation by the Associated Press was published this week.

# rape - Monday 12 March, 2018

Man jailed for 3.5 years for raping woman he was dating

In her victim impact statement, the woman said the rape had “destroyed her spirit”.

# rape - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Stuart Olding says 'everything that happened that night was completely consensual'

Olding has denied forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him.

# rape - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

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 - Sunday 4 March, 2018

In patriarchal Japan, saying ‘Me Too’ can be risky for women

Speaking out often draws criticism rather than sympathy, even from other women.

# rape - Friday 2 March, 2018

Call for urgent review of marital rape sentencing after man has sentence cut

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Women’s AId have both raised queries about the sentence being reduced on appeal.

# rape - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'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.

# rape - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Man who followed student home from bus and raped her is jailed for ten years

Ibrahim Ahmed Gharib had earlier sexually assaulted the victim during a bus journey from Dublin to Carlow.

# rape - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'We should have done more': Victims of 'black cab rapist' win case against Met Police

Worboys has been linked to over 100 rapes.

# rape - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

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.

# rape - Friday 16 February, 2018

'I will regret that night forever': Uncle who raped his niece jailed for four years

He was sentenced to six years with the final two suspended.

Rugby rape trial: Rory Harrison told police alleged victim was 'fixated on' Paddy Jackson

Judge Patricia Smyth told jurors not to discuss the trial over the weekend.

# rape - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Alleged rugby rape victim was 'crying and sobbing' in taxi, court hears

The driver says when police contact him, he knew “straight away” what it was about.

'Victory for the victims' - French court rules man who had sex with 11-year-old girl must face rape charge

The ruling is a landmark one in France, where no age of consent currently exists.

# rape - Monday 12 February, 2018

Man followed foreign student home on bus and raped her in her hallway, court hears

The man was found guilty by a jury of one count of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of threatening to kill.

# rape - Friday 2 February, 2018

Rape trial: Woman asked if she 'watered down' her prior knowledge of rugby players

The 21-year-old woman told the court she hadn’t diluted down her knowledge of rugby or the Ulster players.

# rape - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

27-year-old charged after raping eight-month-old cousin in India

The baby is currently recovering in hospital.

# rape - Monday 29 January, 2018

Judge directs jury to acquit second man of raping woman on tour bus after Jason Derulo concert

The man, who cannot be named, had pleaded not guilty to raping and falsely imprisoning the then-19-year-old.

# rape - Monday 22 January, 2018

Man found guilty of repeatedly raping his sister 35 years ago

The man will be sentenced next month.

Indian man convicted of rape of Irish woman in Kolkata

The Times of India reports that the woman gave evidence via video link.

# rape - Monday 15 January, 2018

Midlands teenager who raped 13-year-old boy given suspended sentence

The accused described the incidents as “an experiment gone wrong”.