A long-awaited review of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences in Ireland will be published within weeks, according to reports.
Published 3 July 2020
Comedian Sil Fox has instructed KRW LAW LLP to bring proceedings against the State following the collapse of a sexual assault case brought against him.
Published 25 June 2020
Scottish lawyers who visited Ireland to learn about the conduct of sexual offence trials here have called for complainants in Scotland to be given their own legal representation when applications are made to lead evidence of bad character or sexual history.
Published 19 June 2020
The Court of Appeal in Belfast has clarified the circumstances in which an Enhanced Combination Order (ECO) can be imposed on sex offenders.
Published 13 May 2020
Sexual offending experts have called on gardaí to investigate reported abuse and threats aimed at a rape victim in court yesterday.
Published 18 February 2020
The full implementation of Sir John Gillen's recommendations for improving serious sexual offence trials in Northern Ireland "will take time", Justice Minister Naomi Long has said.
Published 3 February 2020
A prominent human rights lawyer has suggested landlords could face prosecution for requesting sexual favours in lieu of rent.
Published 14 January 2020
Just over one in ten of sexual offences reported to gardaí last year led to a suspect being charged, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Published 4 December 2019
A specialised sexual offences unit will be established within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions next year, Ireland's top prosecutor has announced.
Published 18 November 2019
A man who was found guilty of raping his wife has had his custodial sentence increased from three years to five-and-a-half years' imprisonment in the Court of Appeal.
Published 21 October 2019
The provision of state-funded counselling and emotional support for rape victims in England and Wales has increased their participation in the criminal justice system, according to a new report published by the Irish Department of Justice.
Published 21 October 2019
Sexual offence laws in Ireland have not "kept pace with developments in online technology and the almost universal use of internet-enabled devices", a legal expert on rape and sexual assault has said.
Published 4 October 2019
More than 3,200 sexual offences were reported to gardaí in the year to June, representing a 9.2 per cent increase on the previous year.
Published 30 September 2019
The Crown Prosecution Service is "in denial" about declining rape prosecutions and convictions, the victims' watchdog has told The Times.
Published 19 September 2019
Court of Appeal: Rapist is refused application to appeal conviction for failure to comply with notification requirements
A man who was convicted of raping a 91-year-old woman in 2001 has had his application to appeal his conviction for failure to comply with notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 refused.
Published 12 September 2019