Off Message: Coco’s Law is welcome, but it’s long overdue
The new legislation is a laudable step in the right direction to prevent individuals being harassed and blackmailed over sexual images of themselves. So why wasn’t it brought in long ago?
I was thrilled to hear that Coco’s Law had become a reality last week. Known formally as the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017, the law makes illegal the taking, distributing, publication or threatening to distribute intimate images without consent.
It means that Ireland, once an inadvertent haven for crimes of this nature in relation to the rest of Europe, now has protection for those vulnerable to being exploited online. For those...
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Colin Murphy: Ireland was abusing its unwed mothers even before there was Church and state collusion
Twentieth-century Ireland was one of the most repressive sexual cultures in the world. Much of that is on the Catholic Church, but not all of it
Off Message: Flighty influencers have gone too far this time
Celebrities heading to far-flung sunny destinations while the rest of us are restricted to 5km is not a good look. So why do they do it?
Elaine Byrne: We need to stop being afraid to say what really happened to these girls
When we talk about mother and baby homes, we keep on finding ways to avoid saying certain words and that needs to change