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UL lecturer calls for rape trial reform after Cork trial protests

Dr Susan Leahy (School of Law, University of Limerick) and Dr Catherine O’Sullivan (UCC) have called for “legal and social reform” following protests over a Cork rape trial in which the 17-year-old complainant’s lacy underwear was referenced in the defence barrister’s speech to the jury. Dr Leahy, who recently co-authored Sexual Offending in Ireland: Laws, Procedures and… Continue reading UL lecturer calls for rape trial reform after Cork trial protests

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UL research on consent in Irish rape trials discussed in Irish Times

Research by Dr Susan Leahy (School of Law, University of Limerick) on sexual offences was discussed in an article by Conor Gallagher in the Irish Times on Friday, August 17th. The article discusses the introduction of judicial directions on consent in Irish rape trials. Dr Leahy is the author of the book Sexual Offending in Ireland:… Continue reading UL research on consent in Irish rape trials discussed in Irish Times