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#MeToo: Has Ireland Reached Its Tipping Point?

After The New York Times published an explosive report detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein dozens of women came forward with their own accusations against the Hollywood mogul. Following on from this, a slew of high profile names…

Editorial: Jackson/Olding Case Shows A System of Re-Traumatization

The issue of how sexual assault cases are tried on the island of Ireland is something that has been bugging me for awhile. I studied Neuroscience in UCD so I lack in the area of law. What I don’t lack…

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Awards Season Darling or Controversial Mess?

Director: Martin McDonagh Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones & Lucas Hedges Martin McDonagh is known for his rather twisted, dark comedy style of film, as seen in the 2008 crime drama-comedy, In Bruges. Three Billboards…

The SAVI Report: A Student Issue

In 2002, a report was published in Ireland called Sexual Abuse and Violence (SAVI). It was a groundbreaking report funded by Atlantic Philanthropies which documented the vast scale of sexual violence experienced by over 3,000 adults in relation to age…

Why #MeToo Matters

The #metoo campaign was a campaign that happened in the wake of the Weinstein allegations about his decades of harassment and assault of women In Hollywood. It was a campaign to show the prevalence of such harassment, but in the…

UCD Signs up to Campaign Tackling Sexual Harassment in Irish Colleges

UCD is partnering with the National Women’s Council of Ireland and several other universities for a campaign looking to tackle sexual harassment and assault on college campuses. UCD was the first major university to come on board, and now UCC,…

Editorial: UCD Must Take Responsibility for Tackling Sexual Harassment on Campus

The rise in the number of students reporting incidents of sexual assault and harassment to UCD campus services shows the the college can no longer shirk their responsibility to victims. It’s not disputed that any victim of a sexual assault…

5 Sexual Assaults and 11 Harassment Cases Reported by Students to UCD Campus Services Since 2014

Five sexual assaults were reported to UCD campus security between 2014 and 2016. Eleven students have also reported instances of harassment to campus services since 2014. An internal campus services report into student’s personal safety on campus, obtained by the…

Standing Up To Sexual Assault

A recent survey carried out by the College Tribune newspaper has revealed that one in four female students at UCD has had a non-consensual sexual experience. The College Tribune can also reveal, that a worrying 10% of UCD students that…