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#Consent

# consent - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Stronger laws on determining consent in rape cases agreed by Cabinet
# Consent
# Consent

Stronger laws on determining consent in rape cases agreed by Cabinet

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 2:06 PM 22,326 Views 56 Comments

McEntee is currently seeking approval to publish a general scheme of the bill and then begin drafting the proposed legislation.

# consent - Monday 29 November, 2021

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Opinion: Education must be at the heart of all efforts to create a culture of consent

Nov 29th 2021, 9:07 PM 10,363 Views 11 Comments

Dr Siobhán O’Higgins & Dr Caroline West of the Active* Consent programme in NUI Galway look at what needs to be done to improve our understanding of consent.

# consent - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Opinion: It took me years to realise I'd been raped - I had never been taught about consent
# Knowhere To Go
# Knowhere To Go

Opinion: It took me years to realise I'd been raped - I had never been taught about consent

Updated Nov 2nd 2021, 12:20 PM 41,049 Views 0 Comments

Ashley Westpheling says she compartmentalised the experience of sexual assault, only realising years later that what had happened was wrong.

# consent - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds
# Consent
# Consent

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds

Oct 20th 2021, 5:30 PM 15,790 Views 25 Comments

70% said there is a problem with understanding consent in Ireland.

# consent - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity
# Consent
# Consent

9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity

Aug 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 25,784 Views 49 Comments

The results of the new Consent Communication study by NUI Galway’s Active* Consent programme.

# consent - Monday 19 July, 2021

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year
# Education
# Education

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year

Jul 19th 2021, 1:22 PM 6,773 Views 2 Comments

It will contain material for students and staff in higher level institutions.

# consent - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year
# Consent
# Consent

McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year

Nov 24th 2020, 1:51 PM 14,756 Views 11 Comments

People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.

# consent - Friday 20 November, 2020

McEntee says anyone who shares intimate images without consent 'will face serious criminal sanctions'
# Abuse
# Abuse

McEntee says anyone who shares intimate images without consent 'will face serious criminal sanctions'

Updated Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,642 Views 0 Comments

The justice minister said the recent sharing of images without consent has angered her and she will bring in “tough new laws”.

# consent - Monday 27 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 27th 2020, 6:05 AM 19,042 Views 24 Comments

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

# consent - Monday 22 June, 2020

3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds
# Students
# Students

3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds

Jun 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 49,201 Views 62 Comments

That’s according to a new national survey published by NUI Galway’s Active Consent Programme.

# consent - Monday 11 May, 2020

Consent is crucial for coronavirus testing. But in nursing homes, it isn't always so simple
# Autonomy
# Autonomy

Consent is crucial for coronavirus testing. But in nursing homes, it isn't always so simple

May 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,971 Views 34 Comments

Patients must consent to be tested – but sometimes that can prove challenging.

# consent - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed
# Consent
# Consent

Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed

May 2nd 2020, 10:00 AM 50,426 Views 70 Comments

The issue of consent is to the forefront – and the complaints are at a minimum.

# consent - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools
# Pure In Heart
# Pure In Heart

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools

Mar 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 118,840 Views 168 Comments

Teenagers have previously spoken to TheJournal.ie about the presentations in secondary schools – in one case a group was told condoms fail one in six times.

# consent - Friday 8 November, 2019

Law Reform Commission recommends changes to laws surrounding consent in rape cases
# Consent
# Consent

Law Reform Commission recommends changes to laws surrounding consent in rape cases

Nov 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,413 Views 16 Comments

The commission is calling for the introduction of a new ‘objective’ test.

# consent - Friday 1 November, 2019

Outrage in Spain after men are acquitted of raping girl 'because she didn't fight back'
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Outrage in Spain after men are acquitted of raping girl 'because she didn't fight back'

Nov 1st 2019, 9:44 PM 105,018 Views 43 Comments

The 14-year-old victim was unconscious at the time.

# consent - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Here's how the consent vote in the North will work

Oct 17th 2019, 8:30 PM 15,800 Views 13 Comments

How and when will elected reps get to cast their vote and why is it a thorny issue for the DUP?

# consent - Monday 24 June, 2019

Hospital seeks suspension of gynaecologist who performed 'exploratory work' without consent
# Ray O'Sullivan
# Ray O'Sullivan

Hospital seeks suspension of gynaecologist who performed 'exploratory work' without consent

Jun 24th 2019, 4:23 PM 70,163 Views 24 Comments

The Kilkenny hospital commissioned a report into the doctor’s behaviour.

# consent - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Miley Cyrus speaks out after man grabs her 'without consent' at event
# Barcelona
# Barcelona

Miley Cyrus speaks out after man grabs her 'without consent' at event

Jun 5th 2019, 3:05 PM 50,509 Views 50 Comments

The incident happened at an event in Spain.

# consent - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week

Mar 28th 2019, 4:02 PM 10,693 Views 25 Comments

Simon Harris says presentations to sexual assault treatment units are increasing.

# consent - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should colleges be at risk of losing funding if sexual consent classes aren't provided?

Mar 19th 2019, 8:59 AM 24,187 Views 110 Comments

That is a recommendation contained in a new government-commissioned report.

# consent - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

UCD issues apology after computer science students were sent email asking to help develop sex consent app
# Consent
# Consent

UCD issues apology after computer science students were sent email asking to help develop sex consent app

Mar 12th 2019, 5:15 PM 53,060 Views 52 Comments

Students this afternoon received an email stating that the correspondence was sent in error.

# consent - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'
# Rape Myths
# Rape Myths

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Feb 17th 2019, 9:00 PM 18,944 Views 18 Comments

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

# consent - Saturday 24 November, 2018

How many people believe underwear should not be discussed in a rape case? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How many people believe underwear should not be discussed in a rape case? It's the week in numbers

Nov 24th 2018, 7:00 PM 48,205 Views 59 Comments

Plus: The number of cases of social welfare fraud reported to gardaí last year.

# consent - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case
# Consent
# Consent

Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case

Nov 20th 2018, 12:00 AM 17,882 Views 58 Comments

A barrister’s comments sparked outrage and led to protests last week.

# consent - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments
# Consent
# Consent

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

Nov 13th 2018, 3:10 PM 79,572 Views 0 Comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

# consent - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'People were incredibly uncomfortable in that room': USI cannot condone 'hazing' event at DCU
# Consent
# Consent

'People were incredibly uncomfortable in that room': USI cannot condone 'hazing' event at DCU

Oct 17th 2018, 5:43 PM 38,504 Views 15 Comments

Students behind “inappropriate behaviour” at DCU’s A&F society event to undergo consent training.

# consent - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography
# Sex Ed
# Sex Ed

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography

Aug 7th 2018, 3:45 PM 29,564 Views 63 Comments

A new survey finds that 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn under the age of 13.

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment
# Consent
# Consent

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment

Aug 7th 2018, 8:41 AM 20,848 Views 123 Comments

54% of first-year women students reported experiencing sexual hostility or crude gender harassment since starting college.

# consent - Friday 27 July, 2018

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

Here are the legal options being considered about sexual consent

Jul 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,789 Views 91 Comments

The Law Reform Commission is examining a number of issues in relation to rape cases.

# consent - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times

Jul 5th 2018, 11:45 AM 13,648 Views 48 Comments

TDs and Senators pressed on if elements of sex education would be left out of the curriculum in Catholic schools.

# consent - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

'Considerable surprise in the room': There was a sexual consent class for TDs and Senators today

Jul 4th 2018, 4:10 PM 19,459 Views 40 Comments

Paul Murphy said that his legislation to provide objective sex education in schools is sorely needed.

Consent: 'The purchase of sex is conducted without regard for women’s pleasure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Consent: 'The purchase of sex is conducted without regard for women’s pleasure'

Jul 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 38,528 Views 227 Comments

Prostitution undermines consent and women’s bodily autonomy, writes Samantha Slater.

# consent - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Audiences left 'shell-shocked' at world premiere of Irish play about sexual violence
# Asking For It
# Asking For It

Audiences left 'shell-shocked' at world premiere of Irish play about sexual violence

Jun 17th 2018, 9:15 AM 79,564 Views 78 Comments

The stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s best-selling book has made its world premiere in the Everyman in Cork.

# consent - Monday 4 June, 2018

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs
# On Campus
# On Campus

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs

Jun 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 15,891 Views 61 Comments

The classes have been trialled in Trinity Halls but the student union wants them elsewhere on campus.

# consent - Monday 7 May, 2018

'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'The only thing I remember about sex education was STIs': Young people have their say on sex education

May 7th 2018, 8:00 PM 9,018 Views 34 Comments

Recent survey results from Youth Work Ireland have shown how recent events like the #MeToo movement have changed the conversation around sex.

# consent - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Roisin Shortall: 'Harvesting the personal data of children for marketing purposes is repugnant'

May 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 10,126 Views 12 Comments

If it isn’t clearly prohibited there is no incentive for these companies to stop the practice, writes Roisin Shortall.

# consent - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'If someone requires an app to prove legal consent then you shouldn’t be having sex with them'
# Column
# Column

'If someone requires an app to prove legal consent then you shouldn’t be having sex with them'

Apr 28th 2018, 7:30 PM 46,855 Views 87 Comments

We need to make consent sexy, writes Filomena Kaguako.

# consent - Monday 9 April, 2018

Calls for cross-examination of victims in rape trials to be pre-recorded
# Giving Evidence
# Giving Evidence

Calls for cross-examination of victims in rape trials to be pre-recorded

Apr 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 8,726 Views 17 Comments

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has released a ‘timely’ report.

# consent - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent
# Burden Of Proof
# Burden Of Proof

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent

Apr 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 102,345 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Justice in Ireland is currently reviewing sexual assault legislation and has been urged to provide greater protection for victims.

# consent - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'
# Let's Talk About Sex
# Let's Talk About Sex

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'

Apr 4th 2018, 7:00 PM 18,813 Views 123 Comments

Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.

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