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Alleged victim’s name was posted on comments section of an online news site

The Irish News

“Senior lawyer Sinead Larkin said consideration needs to be given as to how rape trials are heard in a social media age.”

“Sinead Larkin, of Larkin O’Connor Cassidy Solicitors, who represents a number of adult and child victims of abuse, said the current system was in need of review.”

“As it stands an alleged victim is classed as a witness for the Public Prosecution Service and therefore not entitled to legal representation during the trial.”

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