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# women of honour

Last month
May 2023
# women of honour
Women of Honour concerned about role of Department of Defence in new abuse Oversight Board
The whistleblower group has asked Tánaiste Micheál Martin to consider listening to them on the setup of a truly impartial Board.
# Defence Forces
Further engagement promised with Women of Honour after draft terms of reference circulated
Minister of Defence Micheál Martin met with six representative groups today.
This year
# Defence Forces
Women of Honour 'shocked' by appointment of Department of Defence Sec Gen to new oversight body
New laws will be required to establish the oversight body on a statutory basis.
# Defence Forces
Ex-vaccine tsar to chair oversight body formed in wake of Defence Forces abuse probe
New laws will be required to establish the oversight body on a statutory basis.
# women of honour
Former army corporal says she was raped by more senior Defence Forces member while serving abroad
Roslyn O’Callaghan said the assault was carried out by a senior non-commissioned officer during the late 1990s.
# military abuse
DF Chief of Staff: 'Perpetrators of abuse don't belong in our organisation and will be held to account'
A report published yesterday details a raft of structural failures in the organisation.
'Sadistic violence' in DF: Soldiers put in barrels with animal remains or chemicals for 'hazing'
A report by
Christina Finn
‘Tubbing’ is one of the hazing process within the Defence Forces described in the report published yesterday.
Tom Clonan: Defence Forces are deeply misogynistic and an unsafe workplace for women and men
Today’s report is a profound indictment of the toxic workplace culture of Óglaigh na hÉireann, Tom Clonan writes.
# Defence Forces
Tánaiste says victims of sexual assault within the Defence Forces should contact the gardaí
Today’s report finds there is a higher risk of rape and sexual assault incidents occurring while members are on overseas duties.
# Defence abuse
Women of Honour: Statutory inquiry process 'must start within days rather than weeks'
The Women of Honour group has been credited as the catalyst for the establishment of the Independent Review Group into allegations of abuse in the Irish military.
# women of honour
Govt to carry out 'study of deaths by suicide' in the Defence Forces over past 20 years
Micheál Martin met with the Women of Honour group to discuss the report yesterday.
# abuse allegations
Women of Honour hold 'constructive' meeting with Tánaiste as report due to be published tomorrow
Diane Byrne, a former Irish Defence Forces officer, was speaking ahead of a meeting at Government buildings.
# Defence Forces
Women of Honour group to meet with Tánaiste despite 'concerns' about 'pointless' review
The Women of Honour group said they have only agreed to attend ‘out of courtesy’.
# Fitzgerald Report
Report due on study into social media complaints of alleged military sexual misconduct
The Journal has obtained the findings in the report compiled by Ruth FItzgerald – it is due to be published in the coming days.
# women of honour
Micheál Martin to receive Women of Honour report today
A independent group has been reviewing allegations of bullying and harassment in the defence forces over the last year.
# Defence Forces
Women of Honour group have received no updates and await independent report
Micheál Martin said last week that he plans to fulfill the recommendations within the report.
# Lebanon
Tánaiste promises to ensure Women Of Honour report recommendations 'are fulfilled'
The Women of Honour report is due go to the minister within the next week to ten days.
Last year
# Christine Whitecross
Former head of military abuse team: 'You just need to get rid of the dinosaurs'
Christine Whitecross is a retired Lieutenant General who led the Canadian Forces strategic response team on sexual misconduct.
# Defence Forces
Independent review into Defence Forces allegations now accepting submissions
The closing date for submissions is April 4.
# Defence Forces
Women of Honour told 'no change' to structure of review during meeting with Taoiseach
The group had called for a statutory inquiry which would compel witnesses to give evidence.
# Defence
Women of Honour Group to meet Taoiseach after Defence meeting walk out
The women of Honour group have been campaigning for a full review of how the Defence Forces handled their complaints.
# Defence Forces
Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations
The Women of Honour group walked out of a meeting with Simon Coveney today and said it would not be participating.
All time
# terms of reference
Coveney and Women of Honour to meet again next month to agree terms of Defence Forces review
The Defence Minister met today with the women, who allege bullying and sexual harassment within the Defence Forces.
Tom Clonan: Dozens have contacted me since Women of Honour with stories of sexual assault and bullying
The security analyst says the recent documentary has merely scratched the surface of issues for women in the Defence Forces.
# women of honour
Confidential contact appointed for former and serving Defences Force members
This person will listen and assist members “in documenting their allegations and to provide guidance.”
# Irish Defence Forces
Women of Honour scandal among topics on agenda at PDFORRA conference
The annual conference takes places in Killarney.
# women of honour
'Urgent' independent review to be carried out into abuse experienced in the Defence Forces
Women have alleged they were sexually assaulted and discriminated against while serving in the Irish Defence Forces.
# women of honour
Coveney to meet women at centre of Defence Forces sex abuse claims
The women have called for an independent inquiry into the allegations.
# documentary
Defence Forces 'commends bravery' of female members who came forward to make harassment complaints
The terms of reference of an independent review into harassment and bullying in the Defence Forces are due to be finalised this week.