Prosecuting & Defending Sexual Offences Conference

The Honourable Mr. Justice George Bermingham, chairperson, will lead a panel of speakers in discussing Criminal practice & procedures in the bringing and defending sexual offences cases to include presentations on:

  • The categories of sexual offences
  • Appropriate Instruction taking from the victim
  • The Right of the Victim to separate representation upon cross examination of previous sexual history
  • The Prosecution of sexual offences
  • Defending the alleged sexual offender
  • The Role of An Garda Siochana

Speaker Panel:

Kate Mulkerrins,
(Head of Prosecution Policy Unit) The Office of Director of Public Prosecution

Liam Mulholland,
(Head of Central Criminal Court Section), The Office of Director of Public Prosecution

Vincent Heneghan,

Mary Ellen Ring,
Senior Counsel

Deirdre Kenny,
Advocacy Director, One in Four

Derek Byrne,
Assistant Commissioner An Garda Siochana

Det. Superintendent John McCann

Det. Inspector Declan Daly
Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Investigation Unit

Fee: €280
Special reduced rate of €180.00  for registered charities

Registrations may be made online via and enquiries to the Division at 01-416 3310.


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