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

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on March 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“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 Tribune, show a marked rise in reports of sexual assault and harassment on campus …” (more)

[College Tribune, 28 March]

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Student considered moving university over way her sexual assault allegation was handled

Posted in Legal issues on December 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A student from University College Dublin has spoken out about student safety after gardaí said they were investigating an alleged sexual assault on campus. The student, who is not the focus of this investigation, said she was sexually assaulted in October 2015 …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 6 December]

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High-Profile Assault Cases Point to Incoherent Procedures from Colleges

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 5th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Two high-profile assault cases on students made the national news recently, one an alleged sexual assault on a University College Dublin (UCD) student on the campus of the university, the other a seemingly random attack on a first year studying at NUI Maynooth. While wildly different in many respects, the two have frightened students across the country …” (more)

[University Times, 4 December]

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UCDSU and UCD face criticism over handling of rape allegations

Posted in Legal issues on November 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“UCD Students’ Union and UCD now face criticism over their handling of an alleged rape on campus in the early hours of last Friday morning. The union have confirmed that they were made aware of the case on Monday 28th November …” (more)

[Roisin Guyett-Nicholson, University Observer, 30 November]

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Gardaí probe into alleged serious sexual assault of student at UCD

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí have launched an investigation into the alleged serious sexual assault of a young woman at UCD’s Belfield campus last Thursday. A woman made a report to officers after claiming that she had been victim of sexual assault on the grounds of the university …” (more)

[Ken Foy and Robin Schiller, Independent, 30 November]

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Female students stick together after attack

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Female students at Maynooth University expressed concern and anxiety about personal safety following the violent attack …” (more)

[Alan O’Keeffe, Independent, 23 November]

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Maynooth University ‘very disturbed’ by vicious attack on student

Posted in Governance and administration on November 22nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Maynooth University has said it is very disturbed following the attack of one of its students last night. The 18-year-old woman suffered a broken jaw, a fractured eyesocket and lost several teeth in the attack which happened off campus …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 21 November]

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USI calls on students to report sex assaults

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland has launched an initiative encouraging students to report incidents of sex assaults in the country’s third level institutions …” (more)

[Éanna Ó Caollaí, Irish Times, 3 February]

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LIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggression

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“One in every four students have experienced unwanted and aggressive sexual behaviour, including groping, sexualised verbal abuse and unwanted sexual contact, according to a study conducted at a Limerick third level college …” (more)

[Andrew Carey, Limerick Post, 24 September]

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11% of women students believe they were sexually assaulted

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Survey in NUIG and UCC reveals different attitudes between genders to casual sex. More than one in 10 women students at universities in Cork and Galway believe they were sexually assaulted in the past year when drunk or drugged …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 4 June]

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Why we need to talk about student sexual assault

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 4th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“In Ireland, like in many countries, we haven’t got the best track record when it comes to sex education. There are also many issues to be tackled in our society when it comes to sexual violence. As the nation begins to come to terms with and address the history of child abuse that occurred here, we should also turn our attentions to how adults treat one another …” (more)

[Laura Harmon, Irish Times, 4 May]

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1 in 7 UCC students were victims of rape or sex assault

Posted in Legal issues, Life on March 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Nearly one in seven students at University College Cork say they have been a victim of rape or serious sexual assault — although it is feared the actual figure may be far higher. Around a third of students at UCC also said they had experienced minor sexual assaults …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 20 March]

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One in four female TCD students sexually assaulted – survey

Posted in Legal issues on January 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“One in four female students at Trinity College who responded to a students’ union survey has had a non-consensual sexual experience. The soon-to-be-released study, which surveyed 1,038 male and female students online …” (more)

[Catherine Healy, Trinity News, 20 January]

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Man accused of sexual assault on UCD grounds remanded in custody

Posted in Legal issues on September 24th, 2014 by steve

“Patrick Nevin appeared in Cloverhill Court today in relation to an alleged sexual assault on a woman on the grounds of University College Dublin (UCD) in July …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 24 September]

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Protesters Call for Stricter Sanctions on Colleges That Mishandle Sexual Assault

Posted in Legal issues on July 16th, 2013 by steve

“Several dozen students and recent graduates — in T-shirts bearing their colleges’ names — rallied in front of the US Department of Education on Monday to demand tighter enforcement of federal antidiscrimination law, with stricter sanctions when institutions fail to support victims of sexual assault …” (more)

[Sara Lipka, Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 July]

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Taxi driver jailed over Rag Week sex assault

Posted in Legal issues on February 16th, 2013 by steve

“A man who sexually assaulted a 19-year-old student who fell asleep in his cab during Rag Week is no longer permitted to work as a taxi-driver …” (more)

[Barry Duggan, Independent, 16 February]

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Taxi driver convicted of sex assault on sleeping student

Posted in Legal issues on February 15th, 2013 by steve

“A taxi driver who took advantage of a young woman who fell asleep in his car has been found guilty of sexual assault. Abdul Mannan (39), Rhebogue Meadows, Limerick, had denied sexually assaulting the first-year college student (19) in Limerick on February 7th, 2011 …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 15 February]

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Sex assault cab driver was allowed to keep his licence

Posted in Legal issues on February 15th, 2013 by steve

“A taxi driver who sexually assaulted a 19-year-old student was allowed to keep his licence by a district court judge despite objections from a senior garda officer …” (more)

[Barry Duggan, Independent, 15 February]

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Limerick taxi driver guilty of sexually assaulting student

Posted in Legal issues on February 14th, 2013 by steve

“A taxi driver has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a student in his taxi as he was bringing her home from a night out in the city centre. Abdul Mannan, aged 39, of Rhebogue Meadows, Dublin Road had pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the then 19-year-old in the Castletroy area of the city on February 7, 2011 …” (more)

[David Hurley, Limerick Leader, 14 February]

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I didn’t take advantage of sleeping girl, taxi driver tells court

Posted in Legal issues on February 14th, 2013 by steve

“A taxi driver has denied he ‘took advantage of a sleeping girl’ while driving her home from a night out in Limerick. Abdul Mannan, (39) of Rhebogue Meadows, Limerick has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting the first year college student on February 7th 2011 …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Independent, 13 February]

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