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# incest - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Law to make penalty for incest equal for men and women approved by Cabinet

Currently there is life imprisonment for a male who is convicted of incest, but the sentence is three to seven years for a woman.

# incest - Friday 3 June, 2016

Man jailed for raping his stepsons hundreds of times

“Some people had cereal for breakfast, I seemed to be molested for breakfast.”

# incest - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Father and daughter "in loving relationship" fight for custody of their baby

The woman became pregnant at 17, by her 36-year-old father in Spain, where incest is not illegal.

# incest - Thursday 22 October, 2015

David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been

The independent senator has sought to clarify remarks he made in the Seanad on Tuesday.

# incest - Thursday 2 July, 2015

French woman jailed for suffocating eight of her children

Dominique Cottrez had previously said she feared the children were born of incest with her father before changing her story this week.

# incest - Friday 26 June, 2015

'I had a normal childhood': French woman accused of smothering eight of her children

Dominique Cottrez has said she feared the children were born of incest with her father.

# incest - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Alan Shatter wants a referendum on abortion ... and divorce

The former justice minister thinks it’s time we change the Constitution – in a number of ways.

# incest - Monday 25 August, 2014

It looks like Labour's next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland's abortion laws

The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.

# incest - Friday 11 July, 2014

Australian judge to be investigated for 'appalling' comments on incest

The judge reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality.

# incest - Friday 7 March, 2014

Dáil to close 21-year-old legal ‘loophole’ on incest

Under current law, a man can face up to life imprisonment if convicted, whereas a woman can only be sentenced to a maximum of seven years.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# incest - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Australia shocked by extreme case of incest, sex abuse and child neglect

Twelve children were removed from a farm in New South Wales after social workers and police found them living in squalid conditions. They soon discovered that 11 of them were born to related parents.

# incest - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Northern Ireland's justice minister calls for consultation on changing abortion laws

David Ford said he wants a public consultation into changing abortion laws to allow women carrying babies with fatal foetal abnormalities to have a termination.

# incest - Saturday 6 July, 2013

'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill

The pro-life rally will call for the Taoiseach to put the Protection in Life During Pregnancy Bill to the people of Ireland in a referendum.

# incest - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies

However a study published in The Lancet today says that the absolute risk of birth defects, such as down syndrome, is low.

# incest - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

# incest - Monday 13 May, 2013

Accused changes plea and admits murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp

Stuart Hazell dramatically changed his plea on the fifth day of his trial at the Old Bailey in London.

# incest - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Taoiseach has 'no intention of playing party politics' over abortion issue

Enda Kenny responds to calls for a Constitutional referendum on abortion during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.

# incest - Thursday 18 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge New app stops you having sex with your cousin Bumpin' This post contains videos

New app stops you having sex with your cousin

It sounds an incest alarm to prevent an “awkward reunion”.

# incest - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

‘We have an issue with suicidal risk in abortion legislation’ – Micheál Martin Abortion This post contains videos

‘We have an issue with suicidal risk in abortion legislation’ – Micheál Martin Exclusive

The Fianna Fáil leader told he doesn’t know how many doctors should assess suicidal risk and said he is not currently in favour of widening abortion legislation to include pregnancies as a result of rape.

# incest - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Column: We owe it to victims to have minimum and mandatory sentencing

The crimes committed against Fiona Doyle and Detective Garda Adrian Donohue deserve sufficient punishment – and the pressure needs to be placed back onto criminals, says criminologist John O’Keefe.

# incest - Friday 11 January, 2013

Nastassja Kinski 'proud' of sister for revealing sex abuse

The German actress has come out in support of her sister, who has revealed she was sexually abused throughout her childhood – saying she hopes it will encourage others to seek help.

# incest - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Bill will propose potential life sentences for women guilty of incest

Legislation being brought forward by Denis Naughten will end a 17-year legal loophole where men are given longer sentences than women.

# incest - Thursday 12 April, 2012

European court upholds German ban on incestuous relationship

The European Court of Human Rights said it was within Germany’s rights to stop a brother and sister from having a family life.

# incest - Friday 12 August, 2011

Josef Fritzl's basement dungeon to be filled with concrete

The cellar where rapist Fritzl kept his daughter Elisabeth prisoner for 24 years will be put completely beyond use.

# incest - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Woman carries father's baby and claims: We're in love

Irish-born man and his daughter say they experienced GSA – Genetic Sexual Attraction – after they first met as adults. But does GSA exist?

# incest - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

German father convicted of 162 abuse counts

A German man who fathered eight children with his stepdaughter and forced her into prostitution has been convicted of 162 counts of sexual abuse by a judge who called him a “pitiless egoist”.

# incest - Saturday 11 December, 2010

US academia reeling after professor charged with incest

A popular Columbia professor in political science is accused of sleeping with a female relative for three years.

# incest - Monday 13 September, 2010

Couple plan to go ahead with incestuous wedding

Brother and sister had child together before finding out they share a father.