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Recent developments in potential harassment claims in Irish Theatre

Recent developments in potential harassment claims in the Irish theatre industry Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made a statement on 2nd November regarding The Gate Theatre’s move to appoint an independent professional advisor and set up a confidential email address for anyone who wished to communicate...

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Alleged assault at Dublin boarding school investigated

An investigation is under way into an alleged assault that took place in the Lucan area last Thursday 24th November. This has been confirmed by Gardai. It has been reported that eight pupils have been suspended following an alleged incident at King’s Hospital School in Palmerstown. This follows a...

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HSE aware of ‘Mary’ case much sooner than first admitted

HSE aware of ‘Mary’ case much sooner than first admitted It has recently been discovered by RTE’s investigative programme ‘This Week’ that the HSE were aware of the ‘Mary’ case involving a young woman with intellectual disabilities that was deemed to be at risk, much earlier than first reported....

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The right to anonymity in sex offence cases in Ireland

The right to anonymity in sex offence cases in Ireland There are variations between UK anonymity laws and those in Ireland as has been highlighted by trials of various TV soap stars in the UK for sex offences. In Ireland, laws prohibit the identification of the rape accused prior to conviction....

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Bid to stop victims of child abuse from suing the State

Bid to stop victims of child abuse from suing the State In a bid to stop victims of child abuse from suing the State, the State wants the High Court to strike out a decision that it can be sued along with the Christian Brothers, by three alleged sexual abuse victims, following a European Court...

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Successful Settlement of Childhood Sexual Abuse Case

Coleman Legal Partners were recently involved in the successful High Court Civil jury trial regarding childhood sexual abuse. The claimant in this case alleges she was raped and sexually abused by her brother, between 1976 and 1980, when she was just eight years of age, and was awarded €150,000...

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Male Domestic Abuse

Male Domestic Abuse - Safety Order Refused A recent ruling in the family court has refused a safety order for a husband who locks himself into his bedroom nightly out of alleged fear of his wife. The judge refused the order stating the man hadn’t met the standard required for the court to meet the...

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