This Morning, ITV, 18/1/19 Should Primary School Children Be Taught About Masturbation? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgM9HxLFHVQ

TG4 Bloc, 14/10/19, Micheal Carey “Cad is toiliú ann?,” https://www.facebook.com/BLOCTG4/videos/439456610253815/

Radio Highlights

Newstalk Breakfast, 26/8/19:CONSENT CLASSES FOR POST PRIMARY STUDENTS TO BE LAUNCHED FOLLOWING UNIVERSITY SUCCESS   https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/highlights-from-newstalk-breakfast/consent-classes-post-primary-students-launched-following-university-success

RTÉ Drivetime, 23/9/19: Mary Wilson Go to 1.10.50 until 1.22.45 https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/11090504

RTÉ Drivetime24/9/19: Mary Wilson Go to 1.19.40 until 1.30.15, https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/11090881

RTÉ The Business 09/11/19 Regulating Porn https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1/21653191
RTÉ Radio 1, 22/06/2020 Today with Sarah McInerney

Print Media Highlights:

The Journal, 22/9/21
Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/caroline-west-on-consent-and-sexual-assault-5555020-Sep2021/

 Hotpress, 14/9/2021 Dr Caroline West: "What we want people to do is remember the magic ingredients of good sex, which is consent and communication" https://www.hotpress.com/culture/dr-caroline-west-good-sex-consent-communication-22871549 

Irish Examiner, 26/8/2021 Dr Caroline West: We need to normalise discussions on consent https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/commentanalysis/arid-40366379.html 

 Irish Times, 25/8/2021 Sexual consent programme for second level students launched https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/sexual-consent-programme-for-second-level-students-launched-1.4655317#:~:text=A%20sexual%20consent%20education%20programme,to%2017%2Dyear%2Dolds

The Irish Times, 24/08/2021 Fifth of teenage boys do not believe consent is necessary prior to sexual activity. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/fifth-of-teenage-boys-do-not-believe-consent-necessary-prior-to-sexual-activity-1.4654324

Irish Examiner, 24/08/2021 One in five boys 'neutral' on consent being required for sex https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40365185.html 

The Independent, 24/08/2021 Survey of teen boys and girls shows a disparity in sexual consent attitude  https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/surveyof-teen-boys-and-girls-shows-a-disparity-insexual-consent-attitudes-40781174.html 

RTE News, 24/08/2021 Sexual consent education programme for second-level schools launched.
https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0824/1242598-consent-classes-schools/

The Journal, 24/08/2021 9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity https://www.thejournal.ie/consent-teenagers-ireland-5529819-Aug2021/ 

Irish Examiner 07/07/2017 Catherine Shanahan: https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/report-examines-issue-of-consent-among-third-level-students-454228.html

Irish Examiner 07/09/2017 Áilín Quinlan: No means no: Why sexual consent is a growing educational issue in colleges https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/no-means-no-why-sexual-consent-is-a-growing-educational-issue-in-colleges-458509.html

Irish Examiner 01/11/2017 Noel Baker: Abuse of female students increases each year https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/abuse-of-female-students-increases-each-year-461982.html

Irish Examiner 21/12/2017 Noel Baker: 8% of female students report sexual contact without consent https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/8-of-female-students-report-sexual-contact-without-consent-464757.html

Irish Times, 07/08/2018 Jack Power : Minister to examine compulsory sexual-consent college classes https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/minister-to-examine-compulsory-sexual-consent-college-classes-1.3588781

Irish Examiner 07/08/2018 Dan Buckely: More than half of boys first watch porn aged 10-13 https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/more-than-half-of-boys-first-watch-porn-aged-10-13-860464.html

Irish Independent11/08/2018 Katherine Donnelly: Honest conversation can empower children who are confused about sex https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/honest-conversation-can-empower-children-who-are-confused-about-sex-37205389.html 

Irish Times 03/11/2018 Deirdre Falvey: Sexual assault: How do you change the script? https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/sexual-assault-how-do-you-change-the-script-1.3678722

Irish Examiner 18/12/2018 (No author mentioned) NUIG release consent video after finding 37% of students think intoxicated women can still give consent https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/nuig-release-consent-video-after-finding-37-of-students-think-intoxicated-women-can-still-give-consent-892549.html

 Irish Times, 28/1/19: Carl O’Brien Transition year students to have access to sexual consent workshops. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/transition-year-students-to-have-access-to-sexual-consent-workshops-1.3772558 

Irish Independent, 06/02/2019: Katherine Donnelly: Calls for porn literacy to be included in sex education 'to remove the stigma' https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/calls-for-porn-literacy-to-be-included-in-sex-education-to-remove-the-stigma-37787151.html

Irish Times, 20/3/19: Carl O’Brien: Cultural change needed to make campuses safer for third-level students. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/cultural-change-needed-to-make-campuses-safer-for-third-level-students-1.3830538 

Irish Examiner, 26/8/19: Joyce Fegan: Consent classes for post primary students to be launched following university success. https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/consent-classes-for-post-primary-students-to-be-launched-following-university-success-946201.html 

Irish Examiner, 27/08/2019: Jess Casey: 'Overwhelming' support for school consent classes by parentshttps://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/overwhelming-support-for-school-consent-classes-by-parents-946381.html

Irish Times, 14/11/19: Kate Dawson: A typically functioning young person frequently viewing porn will not lead to sexual violence. https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/a-typically-functioning-young-person-frequently-viewing-porn-will-not-lead-to-sexual-violence-1.4081852

Irish Examiner 22/06/2020 Jess Casey -Three in 10 female students experience non-consensual sex at college, https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/three-in-10-female-students-experience-non-consensual-sex-at-college-1006538.html

Irish Examiner , 22/06/2020 Jess Casey,‘Stark depiction of sexual violence and harassment towards students” https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/stark-depiction-of-sexual-violence-and-harassment-towards-students-1006538.html

The Herald- 22/06/2020 Katherine Donnelly One in three female students subjected to 'rape-like' assaults, https://www.herald.ie/news/one-in-three-female-students-subjected-to-rape-like-assaults-39303757.html

NewsTalk, 22/06/2020 Stephen McNeice; Three in ten (29%) female college students say they've experienced non-consensual sex during their time in college, according to a new survey.https://www.newstalk.com/news/three-ten-female-students-say-theyve-experienced-non-consensual-sex-survey-1034379

Irish Independent, 22/06/2020 Katherine Donnelly; College consent crisis: students forced or threatened into sex, , https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/college-consent-crisis-students-forced-or-threatened-into-sex-39303926.html

Irish Independent,24/06/2020 Katherine Donnelly,‘UL President says incidents of sexual assault on higher education campuses in Ireland are grossly under reported” https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ul-president-says-incidents-of-sexual-assault-on-higher-education-campuses-in-ireland-are-grossly-under-reported-39312658.html

Irish Independent, 25/06/2020 Katherine Donnelly, ‘many sex attacks in colleges are not reported” https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/many-sex-attacks-in-colleges-are-not-reported-39314408.html

The Journal, 22/06/2020 Hayley Halpin; 3 in 10 female third-level students have experienced non-consensual penetration, survey finds https://www.thejournal.ie/students-sexual-violence-survey-5128720-Jun2020/

The Irish Times 22/06/2020 Shauna Bowers;College students report harassment and non-consensual sexual encounters https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/nearly-30-of-female-college-students-faced-non-consensual-sexual-penetration-1.4284847

Online Media Highlights

 

Irish Examiner, 19/7/2021 Online sexual consent support hub for students https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40339946.html

Independent.ie, 8/9/2021 Going to college: ‘Consent is OMFG – Ongoing, Mutual, and Freely Given’ https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/going-to-college/going-to-college-consent-is-omfg-ongoing-mutual-and-freely-given-40828872.html 

Newstalk, 24/08/2021 One-in-five teenage boys do not believe consent is always necessary before sex https://www.newstalk.com/news/one-in-five-teenage-boys-do-not-believe-consent-is-always-necessary-before-sex-1242704

Today FM, 24/08/2021 One in five teenage boys don’t believe consent is necessary, survey finds https://www.todayfm.com/news/one-in-five-teenage-boys-dont-believe-consent-is-necessary-survey-1242677

SpinSouthWest.com 11/01/2019 Josh Crosbie: 'Active Consent' Programme Launched At NUI Galwayhttps://www.spinsouthwest.com/news-and-sport/active-consent-programme-launched-nui-galway-322630

BreakingNews.ie 26/08/2019 Joyce Fegan:Consent classes for post primary students to be launched following university success https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/consent-classes-for-post-primary-students-to-be-launched-following-university-success-946201.html 

BreakingNews.ie 22/06/2020 Jess Casey; Three in 10 female students experience non-consensual sex at collegehttps://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/three-in-10-female-students-experience-non-consensual-sex-at-college-1006538.html

Independent.ie 22/06/2020 Katherine Donnelly;Reality can be horrifyingly at odds with ideals of respect and consent for many young people https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/reality-can-be-horrifyingly-at-odds-with-ideals-of-respect-and-consent-for-many-young-people-39303924.html

College newspaper coverage:

The College View, DCU, 06/02/2019 Niamh Quinlan: https://www.thecollegeview.com/2019/02/06/nui-galway-researchers-launch-consent-programme-for-ty-students/

Sin.ie, NUI Galway, 11/9/2019 Conor Brummell: http://www.sin.ie/2019/09/11/active-consent-programme-to-tour-ireland-with-original-play-the-kinds-of-sex-you-might-have-at-college/ 

University Times (TCDSU), 22/06/2020 Ella Connolly:Levels of Sexual Assault, Harassment High in Colleges, USI Survey Finds, http://www.universitytimes.ie/2020/06/levels-of-sexual-assault-harassment-high-in-colleges-usi-survey-finds/

University Times, 30/06/2020 Cormac Watson, Most Universities do not record sexual assaults, survey finds. https://www.universitytimes.ie/2020/06/most-universities-do-not-record-sexual-assaults-survey-finds/

 

Local newspaper coverage:

Connacht Tribune

24/08/2021 NUI Galway leads sexual consent survey of Irish teenagers https://connachttribune.ie/nui-galway-leads-sexual-consent-survey-of-irish-teenagers/

22/06/2020 NUIG student survey finds only 3% brought sexual assault complaint to Gardai https://connachttribune.ie/nuig-student-survey-finds-only-3-brought-sexual-assault-complaint-to-gardai/

28/06/2020 Denise McNamara ‘ Survey lifts lid on silent pain of sexual assault” https://connachttribune.ie/survey-lifts-lid-on-silent-pain-of-sexual-assault/

Galway Advertiser  

24/01/2019 Declan Varley: Minister launches new four-year Active Consent programme at NUI Galwayhttps://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/105290/minister-launches-new-four-year-active-consent-programme-at-nui-galway 

09/08/2019 (No author mentioned) Minister launches NUI Galway report on sexual consent among third level studentshttps://www.advertiser.ie/Galway/article/102264/minister-launches-nui-galway-report-on-sexual-consent-among-third-level-students 

05/09/2019 (No Author Mentioned): Active consent programme to tour colleges with original play https://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/109881/active-consent-programme-to-tour-colleges-with-original-play

Galway Daily

09/08/2018 Briain Kelly: Majority of students don’t think heavy drinking affects ability to give consent https://www.galwaydaily.com/news/majority-of-students-dont-think-heavy-drinking-affects-ability-to-give-consent/

10/09/2018 Michael Malone: Consent workshops rolled out for first-year NUI Galway students https://www.galwaydaily.com/news/consent-workshops-rolled-out-for-first-year-nui-galway-students/

11/01/2019 Briain Kelly: Minister launches fresh programme promoting consent at NUI Galway https://www.galwaydaily.com/news/minister-launches-fresh-programme-promoting-consent-at-nui-galway/

14/02/2019 Briain Kelly: Interactive film explores intimacy and consent in long term relationships https://www.galwaydaily.com/news/interactive-film-explores-intimacy-and-consent-in-long-term-relationships/

10/11/2019 Briain Kelly: NUIG study suggests porn use exacerbates sexual aggression https://www.galwaydaily.com/news/nuig-study-suggests-porn-use-exacerbates-sexual-aggression/

12/02/2020 Briain Kelly: NUIG launches nationwide survey on students sexual experiences https://www.galwaydaily.com/news/nuig-launches-nationwide-survey-on-students-sexual-experiences/

22/06/2020 Michael Malone 3 in 10 women at college experience sexual violence, national survey finds https://www.galwaydaily.com/news/high-percentage-of-third-level-students-experience-sexual-violence-national-survey-finds/

Galway Bay FM

24/08/2021 NUI Galway leads sexual consent survey of Irish teenagers https://galwaybayfm.ie/galway-bay-fm-news-desk/nui-galway-leads-sexual-consent-survey-of-irish-teenagers/

22/06/2020 NUIG student survey finds only 3% brought sexual assault complaint to Gardai https://galwaybayfm.ie/galway-bay-fm-news-desk/nuig-student-survey-finds-only-3-brought-sexual-assault-complaint-to-gardai/

Other references:

TedX Talks

April 2019, Kate Dawson: Talking Dirty: Destimatising Conversations on Sex https://www.ted.com/talks/kate_dawson_talking_dirty_de_stigmatising_conversations_on_sex 

30/07/2019 Brainstorm RTE Kate Dawson: The importance of porn literacy for young Irish people https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2019/0730/1066093-the-importance-of-porn-literacy-for-young-irish-people/

11/09/2019 Eleanor Mannion, “Play about sexual consent touring Irish universities,” RTÉ News, 11/9/19, https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0910/1074967-play-consent/.

22/06/2020 RTÉ Brainstorm, Charlotte McIvor, Pádraig MacNeela, Lorraine Burke;Why are so many Irish students not reporting sexual assaults?https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/0622/1148837-irish-university-students-consent-sexual-assault-survey/

RTÉ 22/06/2020 Pat Mcgrath - Over half of first-year students report sexual harassment – survey https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/0622/1148839-sexual-experiences-survey/

Today FM -22/06/2020 Ben Finnegan; Almost One In Three Women Report Being Sexually Assaulted In College, https://www.todayfm.com/news/almost-one-three-women-report-sexually-assaulted-college-1034354