Advertisement

Sex assault trials: "This is something that impacts on the psyche"

A review ordered following the Belfast rape case has recommended that anyone suspected of any kind of sex offense should not have their name published unless and until they're convicted.

Share this article

18.28 6 Aug 2020


Sex assault trials: "This is something that impacts on the psyche"


Listen to this episode


Share this article

18.28 6 Aug 2020


The Justice Minister says she will consider a recommendation to not name people suspected of committing a sex crime unless convicted.

Currently someone accused of rape has anonymity at trial.

A review ordered following the Belfast rape case has recommended that anyone suspected of any kind of sex offense should not have their name published unless and until they're convicted.

It's also recommended that barristers will have to request permission from a Judge to question a victim about their sexual history.

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, spoke to Mark Cagney about whether the report goes far enough.


Read more about

Courts Legal Rape Crisis Centre Reforms Sexual Assault

Related Episodes

Breakfast Briefing Newspaper R...

00:08:51

Breakfast Briefing Newspaper Review 16th April 2024

Breakfast Briefing

00:08:51


First Up- 16th April 2024

00:06:24

First Up- 16th April 2024

First Up – A GoLoud Original By Newstalk

00:06:24


OTB MEMBERS HURLING POD: Galwa...

00:47:08

OTB MEMBERS HURLING POD: Galway the top dogs in Leinster? | Kilkenny relying too much on TJ?

OTB GAA

00:47:08


The Possible Future of Transpo...

00:12:20

The Possible Future of Transport in Ireland

The Hard Shoulder Highlights

00:12:20