Late rape update.
Both houses of the Oireachtas have passed the emergency legislation to the replace the law on statutory rape which was struck down by the Supreme Court last week.
The Seanad voted to accept the legislation this evening, while the Dáil passed the bill with some amendments from the Opposition this afternoon.
The bill was signed by President Mary McAleese at Áras an Uachtaráin tonight, enabling it to become law.
Maybe now we can close this stupid loophole and ensure that child molesters and filthy perverts get some of what they deserve. I say 'some' because really they deserve to have their balls cut off.