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When the crime of rape visits your door.

    A protest has taken place today at the house where a  convicted rapist was reportedly living, in the Beechmount area of west Belfast.  Edward Connors, 20, raped an American tourist in a west Belfast forest park five years ago when he was

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Justice delayed is justice finally achieved.

Imagine the fear.  A young six and seven year old child, subjected to the most abhorrent and horrific acts of sexual violence, which continued for a number of years.  A young girl, who stated in court that she was raped

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Former IRA women complain of pornography, but where do they stand on abuse revelations?

In today’s blog, Catherine Mc Cartney explores a communique on Pornography written by female IRA prisoners in the mid nineties, chastising their male counterparts in the Republican Movement. ‘The ultimate form of domination, next to murder, is rape.’ Very few

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People Power at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis

Not every political party is as media savvy as Sinn Féin these days.  Sure, they try the auto cues  to perfect their delivery of oft boring speeches to the media, yet seem to fail miserably (remember Alasdair Mc Donnell, anyone?)

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