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#Consent

# consent - Friday 8 November, 2019

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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'

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

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

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'

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

Opinion: 'Consent can't be delivered in the same way as other subjects by embarrassed teachers'

We need trained facilitators in schools to develop sexual competence and protect the sexual health of young people, writes Elaine Byrnes.

# consent - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue Second Captains

Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue

Second Captains decided to tackle the difficult case in their show and it was well worth listening to.

Poll: Do you think schools should teach about consent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think schools should teach about consent?

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) is mandatory for both primary and post-primary student.

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.

# 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.

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