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#Rape

# rape - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.

# rape - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'My name is Lavinia': First rape survivor to waive anonymity tells her story

“Pre-1991, you would never hear the word ‘rape’ on radio, it was like a curse word,” Lavinia Kerwick said in an emotional interview.

# rape - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Delays at forensic lab mean rape victims have to wait longer for cases to progress

€10 million has been taken from the National Forensic Science Laboratory to pay for the National Children’s Hospital.

# rape - Friday 8 February, 2019

Woman forgives ex-partner who raped her while she slept, court hears

Justice Carmel Stewart imposed a seven-year sentence with the final 18 months suspended.

# rape - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Nurse pleads not guilty to raping and impregnating US woman in coma for over a decade

The woman (29), who has been in long-term care since the age of 3, gave birth to a baby boy in December.

# rape - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Two French officers sentenced to 7 years in jail for raping tourist at police headquarters

Nicolas Redouane and Antoine Quirin had denied rape, and said the sex was consensual.

# rape - Monday 28 January, 2019

Limerick man jailed for 11 years for raping partner's young daughter

The judge said Liam O’Dwyer was in a position of trust and abused it to leave his victim “groomed into submission”.

# rape - Friday 25 January, 2019

Stable owner who raped girl receives partially suspended sentence

The offences were carried out at the man’s home and at horse events around the country.

# rape - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Nurse charged with rape after US woman in coma for over a decade gives birth

The 29-year-old woman, who has been in long-term care since the age of 3, gave birth to a baby boy in December.

# rape - Monday 21 January, 2019

Man (37) jailed for three years for raping his wife

The victim told the court she forgives her husband and doesn’t want him to go to prison.

# rape - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Las Vegas police seek Ronaldo's DNA in rape investigation

Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer declined comment about the police investigation.

# rape - Friday 28 December, 2018

Man wanted in Scotland for allegedly raping ex-girlfriend denied bail by Dublin High Court

The matter will return before the court in the New Year.

# rape - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Man who raped Spanish student asks for transfer to Central Mental Hospital

Eoin Berkley (25) of Hampton Wood Way, Finglas, was jailed for 14 years for abducted and repeatedly raping a woman.

# rape - Monday 17 December, 2018

Sentencing adjourned for Patrick Nevin over attacks on two women he met on Tinder

The 37-year-old father-of-two pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault.

# rape - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Man who sexually assaulted partner while under investigation for raping her receives four-year sentence

The final 18 months of the sentence were suspended on condition that the man undergo probation supervision.

Gardaí investigating alleged rape of woman in Dublin city

The woman is believed to have been socialising in a hotel in the city centre.

# rape - Monday 3 December, 2018

Former council worker sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse of three girls

Bartholomew Prendergast pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the offences.

# rape - Monday 26 November, 2018

Rape and sexual assault at house parties increasing, crisis centre says

Dublin’s Rape Crisis Centre had almost 13,000 contacts to its national 24-hour helpline in 2017.

# rape - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Underwear had to be shown in Belfast rape trial, says Jackson's lawyer

Using an alleged victim of sexual assault’s underwear as evidence has been questioned in recent weeks.

# rape - Friday 23 November, 2018

Sentencing adjourned for man who sexually assaulted Brazilian student he met on Tinder

Nevin is due to be sentenced next month for a further two assaults on women he met through the dating app.

# rape - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

NI report suggests banning public from rape trials and showing juries videos about stereotyping

A need for legislation to manage social media use around these trials has also been recommended.

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.

# rape - Monday 19 November, 2018

'Which one of us was the free rape?': Rape survivor criticises concurrent sentencing Leona O’Callaghan This post contains videos

'Which one of us was the free rape?': Rape survivor criticises concurrent sentencing

Leona O’Callaghan waived her right to anonymity so her rapist could be publicly named.

'You sent me home bleeding, traumatised ... but I'm a survivor': Leona O’Callaghan's powerful victim impact statement

Leona O’Callaghan was groomed and raped by Patrick O’Dea when she was a child.

Victim tells court of terror as Patrick Nevin set to be sentenced for attacks on women he met through Tinder

The 37-year-old will be sentenced next month for two attacks on women he met up with via the dating app.

Limerick man jailed for 17 years for raping and forming sexual relationship with teenager

Patrick O’Dea pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial at the Central Criminal Court.

# rape - Monday 5 November, 2018

Horse trader jailed for 9 years for rape of teenage girl who worked for him

The incidents took place in Mountrath, Co Laois in the early 1990s. The judge described the abuse as “calculated and exploitative”.

Drama teacher jailed for raping student (7) ends appeal to reduce sentence

The court heard that a juror apparently “smiled and winked” in the direction of the complainant and two gardaí.

'The actions of a coward, evil': Man jailed for ten years for repeated rape of daughter

The victim said it had been unbearable to hear her mother giving evidence on her father’s behalf during the trial.

# rape - Friday 2 November, 2018

'I’m very concerned at reports regarding the bail situation': Garda review into Eoin Berkley case announced

A Garda review into policing matters around the case of Eoin Berkley is to take place.

'I’ve been kidnapped. I’m going to be killed': A phone call no father ever wants to receive

Mr Justice White said there is a collective sense of shame that somebody visiting Ireland had suffered in such a vile way.

# rape - Monday 22 October, 2018

Limerick man jailed for ten years for rape and 'persistent sexual abuse' of stepdaughter

Michael Moloney pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual abuse on dates between 2009 and 2015.

'Evil, dark crimes': Australian PM apologises to thousands of victims of child sex abuse

The state apology comes after a five-year Royal Commission into child sex abuse.

# rape - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Mayo man (49) questioned over alleged rape of 75-year-old woman in Ennis

The alleged incident was reported to Gardaí on Thursday.

# rape - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Travelling salesman jailed for five years for raping woman while serving suspended sentence

The man denied the offence but was convicted following a trial last July.

# rape - Friday 19 October, 2018

The 'abuse was vile and wicked': 20 British men jailed for sexually abusing over a dozen girls

The convictions came in a series of trials that could not be reported due court restrictions.

# rape - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Man arrested over murder of Bulgarian journalist to be released

The brutal rape and killing of Viktoria Marinova has shocked Europe.

# rape - Friday 5 October, 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018

The Congolese doctor and Iraqi human rights activist have been honored with the world-renowned humanitarian prize this morning.

# rape - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

From The42 'I firmly deny the accusations' - Ronaldo releases statement addressing rape claim Sexual Assault

'I firmly deny the accusations' - Ronaldo releases statement addressing rape claim

The Portuguese star has rejected Kathryn Mayorga’s version of events at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.

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