Sex & Relationships

Seminar on Consent to Sex and Relationships for People with Disabilities

Date: 6th September 2017

Venue: Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway

Sarah Richardson and Maria Mahony presenting using a poster of pictures from Maria’s life.


The barriers people with intellectual disabilities face if they wish to have romantic or intimate relationships and issues around consent to sex has been at the centre of numerous advocacy campaigns and law reform efforts in recent years. This seminar looked at how the law has changed in this area recently and what still needs to be done.



Ronnie Harris and Jana Offergeld presenting with their lucky mascot – Alfie!

It featured a mix of personal stories and legal and policy responses with presentations from two of our storyteller and respondent pairs –  Maria Mahony and Sarah Richardson, Ronnie Harris and Jana Offergeld.

You can view the power point presentations from this event here. 

Pictures and videos from the event will be available here soon.