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#Sexual Assault

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Teenager goes on trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting girl in Dublin park

A 17-year-old boy is accused of raping and sexually assaulting a girl in a south Dublin park last year.

Opinion: 'They are distraught when their images are shared by a former partner'

Noeline Blackwell of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says the law around image-based sexual abuse is useless as it pre-dates the internet and new legislation can’t come quickly enough.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld

The case was recently heard by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Colleges did not investigate majority of sexual assault and harassment cases reported by students in 2018/19

Minister Simon Harris says colleges have until February to publish their action plans on tackling sexual violence and harassment.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Jailed former MP was ‘sexual predator who told pack of lies’, judge says

Charlie Elphicke was sentenced after being convicted of three counts of sexual assault on two women.

# sexual-assault - Saturday 5 September, 2020

'We need to make sure it never happens again': Ní Shúilleabháin praised for speaking out over sexual harassment

Dr Ní Shúilleabháin described her ordeal in today’s Irish Times.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill has said there is still a lot of stigma when it comes to speaking publicly about domestic and sexual abuse.

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr accused of rape

The actor has already been charged with groping three women.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Legal counsel for victims in rape cases risks 'upsetting the balance' of trials, says long-awaited report

The review was instituted by the previous minister for justice Charlie Flanagan following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Healthcare assistant jailed for 11 years for raping nursing home resident during lockdown

The family of the woman said they will “never forget how that man single-handedly destroyed our mam’s life”.

# sexual-assault - Monday 27 July, 2020

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

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

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Harvey Weinstein victims to receive €17 million payout

A lawyer who represents some of the women described the payment as “a complete sellout”.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Australian cricketer loses appeal to conviction for rape of sleeping woman

Alex Hepburn, 24, was jailed for five years in April last year for the attack.

# sexual-assault - Friday 26 June, 2020

Maeve Higgins: Irish women in comedy - I see you, I hear you and here's how we can change things

Irish comedian Maeve Higgins offers support to Irish women in the industry on the back of revelations about the behaviour of some male comedians.

# sexual-assault - Thursday 18 June, 2020

That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women

He allegedly raped the women between 2001 and 2003.

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Veteran comedian Sil Fox cleared of sexually assaulting woman at Dublin bar

He pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault in December 2018.

# sexual-assault - Friday 1 May, 2020

Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation made by former staffer

This is the first public comment Biden has made on the accusation.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to sexual assault of two more victims

The Dublin man is currently serving a prison sentence for a previous rape and sexual assault conviction.

# sexual-assault - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Harvey Weinstein charged with sexually assaulting a third woman in LA case

The disgraced Hollywood producer is already in prison in New York after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of childcare worker accused of sexually assaulting four girls

The man had pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of sexually assault.

# sexual-assault - Monday 9 March, 2020

Alleged sexual assault victim told mother she didn't want to go to crèche, court hears

A man is charged with 23 counts of assaulting four girls in the crèche.

Alex Salmond lodges special defences to accusations of sexual assault

The former first minister of Scotland is at the High Court in Edinburgh for the first day of his trial.

# sexual-assault - Friday 28 February, 2020

Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault of 15-year-old girl in Dublin hotel

No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

11-year-old girl who was allegedly abused by creche worker tells trial 'I wasn't making it up'

The girl made the comments during cross-examination today.

Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital with chest pains after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault

The disgraced film producer faces a maximum of 29 years in prison.

# sexual-assault - Monday 24 February, 2020

The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline

Here’s how things played out for the movie mogul since allegations against him arose.

# sexual-assault - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Opinion: “The next government needs to treat the rape epidemic as seriously as the housing and health crises”

Lavinia Kerwick was the first Irish rape survivor to waive her anonymity.

# sexual-assault - Friday 21 February, 2020

29-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting four girls aged between five and eight in Leinster creche

The owner of the creche said she was unsure if the children were being “fanciful” when the allegations first came to light.

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

14-year-old boy to stand trial accused of raping girl

The boy appeared at Dublin Children’s Court today charged with sexual abuse offences which allegedly occurred when he was aged 12 and 13.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Man (51) convicted of sexual assault after touching 14-old-girl in clothing store

He was remanded in custody for sentencing in April.

Jury to begin deliberations in Harvey Weinstein trial

The movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men and five women convict him.

Irish colleges to develop €80,000 online system for reporting sexual assault and harassment

The Department of Education has funded the nationwide project.

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Cork hospital reviews admission policy after teen girl was sexually assaulted by male patient in ward

The assault on a 17-year-old girl by Andrew O’Donovan was only interrupted because his heart monitor began to accelerate.

# sexual-assault - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Mayo man jailed for two years for sexually assaulting woman with special needs

The woman and the man’s son were friends and had attended the same special needs school.

# sexual-assault - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Harvey Weinstein not just a Hollywood titan but a 'seasoned' predator, court told

Weinstein (67) faces life in prison if convicted of predatory sexual assault charges.

Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges

Salmond is accused of attempting to rape a woman at the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

# sexual-assault - Monday 20 January, 2020

Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago

The judge commended the bravery of the woman who came forward to report the abuse.

Man who sexually assaulted woman after leading her down Cork laneway sentenced to five years in jail

The woman was extremely drunk and walking around the streets in her bare feet when she met Las Vegas Balan.

# sexual-assault - Sunday 29 December, 2019

What it was like to set up a rape crisis centre in an Ireland that was 'so punishing of women'

In 1979, when the DRCC was founded, it wasn’t a crime for a man to rape his wife.

# sexual-assault - Friday 13 December, 2019

From The42 Ryder Cup star Olesen pleads not guilty to sexual assault Hearing

Ryder Cup star Olesen pleads not guilty to sexual assault

The Danish golfer, 29, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court today.

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