One in 10 women who are raped become pregnant at the hands of the perpetrator, it has emerged.
New figures show over half of those who survived the trauma went on to parent their son or daughter, while others opted for adoption, fostering, termination or suffered a miscarriage.
Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) also revealed 15,289 men, women and children contacted its helpline last year, a 23pc rise from 2009. Its 2010 annual report stated 1,309 hours of accompaniment were provided by staff and volunteers -- a staggering 65pc rise in time given to supporting survivors at sexual assault treatment units, court hearings and garda interviews.
Rowling due at press inquiry
Harry Potter author JK Rowling and actress Sienna Miller were due to give evidence about their experiences of media intrusion to the Leveson Inquiry today.
The inquiry into press standards will also hear from former Formula 1 chief Max Mosley, who won a record £60,000 in privacy damages over a News Of The World story claiming he took part in a "Nazi orgy".
X Factor stars' limos collide
X FACTOR hopefuls Amelia Lily and girl group Little Mix have escaped injury but were left in shock after their two limousines crashed into one another.
Pink-haired 17-year-old Amelia and band Little Mix had a lucky escape after their two chauffeur-driven cars accidentally hit each other.
The quarter-finalists, who are gearing up to perform on Saturday's live show for a place in the last four acts, were arriving at a public appearance in London in the build-up to this weekend's live round when the cars bumped.
Six feared dead in plane crash
Six people, including three children, were feared dead after a plane crash in Arizona's Superstition Mountains.
The body of a child was later recovered from the scene of the crash east of Phoenix, which involved a light aircraft with three adults and three children on board.