Responses to Report on the Abuse and Harassment of the Oireachtas and Political Staff

21 May 2024. Since its publication last week, the Centre has seen promising responses to the Houses of the Oireachtas report on the Abuse and Harassment of the Houses of the Oireachtas and Political Staff from the media.

Critical reception of our Centre members commissioned report for the Houses of the Oireachtas have recognized the seriousness of its findings, which detail the high levels of abuse experienced by political staff in Ireland.

Please find the links to interviews and news pieces below:

UCD News and Opinions: Abuse and harassment of Irish politicians commonplace, new study reports

Houses of the Oireachtas: Press Release

RTE Radio1: Launch of the Report of the Task Force on Safe Participation in Political Life.

The Irish Times: ‘I have been threatened’: Paschal Donohoe says that he has experienced abuse in public life.

Irish Examiner: There is a ‘palpable sense of menace’ towards politicians, warns former garda boss.

Irish Independent: Paschal Donohue says that he’s been threatened a ‘number of occasions’ with the intensity of threats growing in recent times.

The Journal: Ireland ‘losing a generation of young people’ in politics because of abuse and harassment. Increase in ‘palpable sense of menace’ towards politicians in Ireland.

You can read the full report at the link.

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