Tuesday 6 December 2016

'Rape' remarks show a worrying mindset

Published 08/04/2011 | 05:00

I THINK anyone who has listened to the tape of the gardai joking among themselves about raping the women they had just arrested would, in fairness, say that this was just banter and not a more sinister discussion planning an actual rape.

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In that respect, Garda Commissioner Martin Cullinan should set up a disciplinary, as opposed to criminal, investigation of this matter.

However, what this dreadful situation highlights is something I have noted over many years of working with survivors of sexual violence, both adults and children.

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