November 23, 2023
Victims of sexual offences let down by blockade of Stormont – Reilly

Sinn Féin MLA Aisling Reilly has said that victims and survivors of sexual offences have been let down by one party’s blockade of the Assembly.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“It is heart-breaking to hear the story of victims of sexual offences who have been further traumatised by the criminal justice process.

“Victims of rape and sexual assault are still facing unacceptable obstacles in the justice system which need to be addressed so victims have the confidence to report crimes.  

“None of these complaints are new, they are ongoing issues which should be dealt with by now. That is why we had the Gillen Review, and that is why the Criminal Justice Inspectorate recently carried out its review as well.

“Due to the DUP’s boycott of the Assembly, outstanding recommendations of the Gillen Review cannot be implemented. This is also affecting the implementation of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy.

“We need a restored Executive and Assembly as soon as possible. This is vital if we are to better support women and young girl victims and survivors of violence, and deliver the supports and protections too long denied to them.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Gardaí must be given all necessary support to end scenes of intimidation at Malahide Road – Pa Daly TD

"This is a community under attack from people determined to spread fear and hate. The community wants the mindless violence to stop immediately."

There are serious questions to be answered about the use of Shannon Airport. We're talking about potential complicity in Israeli genocide.

The time has come to impose sanctions on Israel's regime, which has been responsible for the deaths of up to 185,000 people @Farrell_Mairead

Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha condemns ‘deplorable’ violent criminal acts on Malahide Road

"This is an effort to spread fear and hate in our communities and the vast majority of decent people want nothing to do with it."

The next time a ball is kicked for the European Championship, it could be at Casement Park!

This is our time to shine on the global stage. Let’s make it happen!

#Euro2028

Load More