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Lawyers express concern over new rape law reforms

People who stand accused will now have to detail the steps they took to obtain consent

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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said there should never be a situation where someone is in doubt as to whether or not the other person is consenting. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said there should never be a situation where someone is in doubt as to whether or not the other person is consenting. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said there should never be a situation where someone is in doubt as to whether or not the other person is consenting. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Justice Minister Helen McEntee presented major rape law reforms to her colleagues at the last cabinet meeting before the summer recess.

The proposals have been welcomed by campaigners, but legal experts expressed concerns about their impact.


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