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Wednesday 28 March, 2018

When consent is contested, both sides are fighting for a 'win'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, while accepting the verdict of the Belfast jury, is concerned about how all parties are treated in such cases and how it can deter reporting sexual violence.

Sunday 5 November, 2017

Opinion: 'A welcome compliment to someone isn’t a problem. Lewd jokes are'

The #MeToo hashtag is less than a month old but already there is push back, writes Noeline Blackwell.

Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Opinion: What has the State done to protect citizens' human rights?

It’s important to understand the experience of the people affected by our six-year recession and impacted by harsh austerity measures.

Friday 7 March, 2014

Column: Irish financial consumers are bewildered, frightened and angry

The protection available to consumers when they take out credit is still inadequate – despite all the promises that were made after the crash, writes Noeline Blackwell.

Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

Friday 16 March, 2012

Column: It’s not enough to help people in debt. We must look at the big picture

New legislation will help safeguard people struggling with debt – but they deserve to have their homes protected too, writes Noeleen Blackwell.