Mullingar rape survivor talks about new Sexual Offences Bill

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LAST WEEK saw the introduction of the first stage of a new bill in the Dáil chamber, that will mean repeat sex offenders will serve longer jail terms, put forward by Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

Also in attendance at Wednesday’s press conference was Debbie Cole from Mullingar, who has led a campaign for repeat sex offenders to serve longer jail terms.

“I was attacked in June 1989 when I was 19. I was living in Dublin and there was a band that used to play in the Harp Bar every Wednesday and the lead singer was a good friend of mine,” Debbie told Topic.

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