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# Rape

Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Opinion: When it comes to violence against women, we are stuck in a time warp
Trish Long
Woman raped at house party says she feels like 'a prisoner' in her own life
This month
July 2024
Man found guilty of plotting to kidnap, rape and murder British TV presenter Holly Willoughby
Ivana Bacik: Sentencing in Ireland must be reformed for survivors and victims
Ivana Bacik
Holly Willoughby kidnap fantasy ‘dark and twisted… but a fantasy nonetheless’, court hears
Man jailed for eight years for rape and aggravated sexual assault of woman in Galway
The judge said a character reference ‘goes up in smoke’ when an offence of such a serious nature is committed.
Last month
June 2024
Record 18,605 calls made to Dublin Rape Crisis Centre helpline amid increase in male callers
Accused security guard says Holly Willoughby kidnap plot would put him on ‘death row’
'Fear, anger, sadness': Woman raped in 2019 hopes to be advocate for victims of sexual violence
50-year-old Dublin taxi driver convicted of the rape of two women in the back of his car in 2022
Woman allegedly raped by taxi driver tells court she woke up with him on top of her
Taxi driver accused of rape claims sexual interaction was consensual
This year
Former staffer loses defamation suit as judge finds he raped woman in Australian parliament
Man jailed for rape and sexual abuse of two girls over prolonged periods of time
Man jailed for five years over rape of Irish student in Spain
Ex-Man City and Real Madrid star Robinho arrested after losing rape conviction appeal
Dublin firefighter in Boston for St Patrick's weekend charged with rape
Man jailed for seven and a half years for raping his wife's friend in a Dublin park
Female rape victims in Ireland almost treble that of EU counterparts
Investigation by Noteworthy and European colleagues shows Ireland ranking among highest number of reported rapes in 2022.
Sexual assault victims increase almost year on year since 2012
Between 2021 and 2023 over 68,000 rape victims recorded across Europe
Advocates say Ireland has ‘large-scale problem’ in tackling female violence
Cork man who repeatedly raped his young nephew is jailed for 11 years
Man who repeatedly raped teenage babysitter 35 years ago jailed for 8 years
'A vile human being': Man jailed for sexual abuse of his three sisters in the 1970s
Man who raped friend in 'breach of trust' after birthday party jailed for six years
Man who raped woman in 2017 says he's 'prepared to accept whatever punishment judge gives me'
Man who repeatedly raped unconscious wife with household objects jailed for 11 years
Ireland urged to show 'courage and conviction' to help pass stalled EU law on sexual violence
Last year
Man who raped 'vulnerable and intoxicated' young woman in Dublin hotel jailed for eight years
Man who raped partner when she returned home after miscarriage jailed for 11-and-a-half years
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre supported 18,400 people last year, up 31% on 2021
Nicholas Rossi, who claims to be Irish orphan, arrested in connection with alleged rape in UK
Four men go on trial at Central Criminal Court accused of raping woman at her home five years ago
Older people more likely to believe women 'make up or exaggerate reports of rape', study finds
French prosecutors investigating alleged rape of Irish rugby supporter in Bordeaux
French prosecutors investigating alleged rape of Irish rugby supporter in Bordeaux
UK court rules rape suspect Nicholas Rossi, who claims to be Irish orphan, can be extradited to US
Westmeath man jailed for 10 years for raping teenage girl after they had been drinking together
Sex offender who raped one woman and tried to lure another woman into car jailed for 10 years
Met Police officer appears in court in England charged with rape
Woman tells trial that alleged sex assault by Trump three decades ago left her feeling 'ashamed'
Schoolgirl raped in Kerry by two teenagers developed eating disorder after attack, court hears