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This afternoon.

On Henry Street, Dublin 1.

Members of the ROSA (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) movement held a demonstration against sexual harassment.

Rita Harrold, Socialist Party candidate for the European elections (above holding the megaphone), told those gathered:

“Sexual harassment is the norm on our streets, in our homes and in our workplaces.

“We’re specifically calling for the trade union movement to take up the issue of workplace sexual harassment.

“You’re very vulnerable and at real risk if you’re in a low-paid position or your boss or customer is your harasser.

“We’re calling for a €15-an-hour minimum wage and unions to organise in bars and restaurants, so we can stand confidently and say ‘We’re not on the menu’.”

Inside Dáil Éireann

Jennifer Bray, in The Irish Times, reports:

A “dignity and respect” helpline is being set up at Leinster House to which politicians and staff will be able to report cases of bullying and sexual harassment in the Oireachtas.

Details of the planned helpline are included in a new policy which sets out actions to be taken where complaints are made.

“While members have a particular commitment to uphold the highest standards of behaviour as public representatives, they can also be vulnerable to vexatious claims,” the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission document says.

Plan to tackle Oireachtas bullying and sexual harassment (The Irish Times)