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# consent - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15

The issue was raised after lawmakers said French laws allowed two men to escape rape charges.

# consent - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told

Online experts have been giving evidence before an OIreachtas committee.

# consent - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Katherine Zappone: 'Students will be asked to challenge ideas of what consent is'

We need to face up to the reality of sexual abuse, violence and harassment, writes Katherine Zappone.

# consent - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year

The study also focused on the role alcohol plays in young people’s sex lives.

# consent - Sunday 26 November, 2017

French teacher to go on trial for sex with 14-year-old pupil

In France, sex between an adult and a minor is not rape unless there is proof of force.

# consent - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Anger in France after court rules that 11-year-old girl 'consented to sex'

The incident happened in an area north of Paris in April of this year.

# consent - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Irresponsible or realistic: Is 13 too young for the digital age of consent?

More and more children have access to the internet, making it difficult to protect them from inappropriate content.

# consent - Friday 27 January, 2017

'People often discount their rape because they don't recognise the different ways rape can take place'

This week’s proposals to bring more clarity to our rape laws are an important step, writes Noeline Blackwell.

# consent - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Raping someone when they are asleep will now be explicitly illegal

Cabinet has approved a proposal by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald to provide a definition of sexual consent.

# consent - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge These 5th Year students from Kells created a very important campaign about consent in 2016 It's The Yes Not The Dress

These 5th Year students from Kells created a very important campaign about consent in 2016

Introducing It’s The Yes, Not The Dress.

# consent - Friday 25 November, 2016

21% of Irish people think sex without consent is okay in certain situations

12% of Irish respondents to a survey also agreed that domestic violence is a private matter and should be handled within the family.

# consent - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Opinion: 'Rape culture does exist... I've witnessed it myself in Cork'

Journalist Jennifer Hough encountered two disturbing incidents on the city’s streets within weeks of each other.

# consent - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

'We need to teach women in Ireland how to say yes to sex'

Author Louise O’Neill talks to ahead of the airing of her new documentary Asking for It tonight.

# consent - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Ched Evans takes the stand at retrial, denies rape and claims he was being 'childish'

The footballer said the woman consented to sex.

# consent - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Ched Evans rape retrial: Alleged victim has no memory of being asked if Evans could 'join in'

Defence lawyers claim the woman had ‘taken the lead’ during consensual sexual intercourse.

# consent - Monday 26 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge There was an important speech about consent in last night's episode of The Fall Consent

# consent - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge An Irish man has this powerful message about rape culture Echo Chamber

An Irish man has this powerful message about rape culture

“The only way we can fix rape culture is by teaching our young men about consent and ending banter culture”.

# consent - Monday 11 April, 2016

Man jailed for raping girl in toilet cubicle at disco when they were both teenagers

The man was 15 years old at the time of the attack in 2010.

# consent - Sunday 10 April, 2016

'Having sex is a fabulous thing, but in the right environment, with the right person'

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop talks about her life, her work, consent and why she’s running for the Seanad.

# consent - Saturday 9 April, 2016

"I should have told my friend his 'rape joke' was inappropriate. Why didn't I?"

Men need to start feeling more than a little uncomfortable about the issue of consent, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# consent - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Rape victim Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill: “I don’t think he would have stopped at just me.”

Magnus Meyer Hustveit was recently re-sentenced to 15 months in jail.

# consent - Monday 15 February, 2016

Students’ Union not happy with university top brass after probe dismisses ‘UCD 200′ claims

UCDSU says management have treated the allegations as ‘public relations’ matter.

# consent - Monday 8 February, 2016

Compulsory sexual consent classes planned for UCD following revenge porn allegations

The university is investigating claims that male students shared explicit images of female students without their permission.

# consent - Thursday 4 February, 2016

We need to smash the silence that surrounds sexual violence

Compelling first year Trinity College students to attend mandatory classes on sexual consent has raised eyebrows, writes Ruairí McKiernan.

# consent - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

One in 12 female students are victims of rape or attempted rape

The USI is launching an awareness campaign after a survey documented the unwanted sexual experiences of college students in Ireland.

# consent - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Sexual consent workshops to be compulsory for new TCD students

The classes will be mandatory for first-year undergraduates in student accommodation in Rathmines.

# consent - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Donegal teenage disco rape case: Court told that underage person cannot consent to sex

Justice Margaret Heneghan said this is the case even if they appear to be an ‘enthusiastic participant’.

# consent - Thursday 12 November, 2015

'Worrying' jump in electroshock without consent and with physical restraint of mental health patients

Seclusion increased for the first time in six years, while the use of physical restraint increased by 8% in 2013 compared to 2012.

# consent - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Judge under fire for asking sexual assault victim "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?"

Judge Robin Camp has apologised for comments such as “For a person who didn’t want have sex, she spends a long time in the shower with the accused…”

# consent - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Video compares sexual consent to making tea: "If they don't drink tea...don't make them drink it"

‘Just because you made it, doesn’t mean you’re entitled to watch them drink it.’

# consent - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

This student has everyone talking about sexual consent classes

“Yes means yes, no means no. It’s really that simple.”

# consent - Friday 28 August, 2015

Prep school student not guilty of rape, but must register as sex offender

Owen Labrie was convicted of lesser sex offences against a 15-year-old girl.

# consent - Friday 21 August, 2015

"I was violated in so many ways" - Prep school rape trial sees victim take the stand again

The girl cried as she detailed her encounter with Owen Labrie.

# consent - Friday 24 April, 2015

US politician found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, an Alzheimer's patient

Henry Rayhons said the couple held hands, prayed and kissed, but had no sexual contact.

# consent - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Sexual consent needs to be legally defined: 'Not doing so isolates and silences victims'

RCNI recommends a definition similar to that adopted in England and Wales be introduced to a new sexual offences Bill.

# consent - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Reddit puts its foot down on revenge porn and stolen nude pics

Six months after the stolen photos of nude celebrities leaked, Reddit bans anyone from uploading nude photos without consent.

# consent - Friday 13 February, 2015

There are no shades of grey around sexual consent

Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is just fantasy – but inexperienced young people are vulnerable to the mixed signals presented in this big screen blockbuster.

# consent - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Opinion: Embarrassing photos posted online? There are ways of having them removed...

In the age of smartphones, embarrassing pictures of our more indiscreet behaviour can have a way of haunting us.

# consent - Friday 5 December, 2014

New policy to protect older people and disabled persons from sexual abuse released

This comes as part of a wider policy issued today by the HSE.

# consent - Friday 17 October, 2014

Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested

That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.

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