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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 21 April, 2014


# abuse - Thursday 3 April, 2014

HIQA report finds internal doors in disability care unit locked

The audit report on the Stewarts centre is just one of 12 published today into designated centres providing care for children, dependent people and people with disabilities

# abuse - Saturday 29 March, 2014

‘It’s important to have a survivor at the heart of the Vatican’ says Marie Collins

She said she hopes that more lay people and survivors of abuse will be asked to join the council.

# abuse - Thursday 27 March, 2014

# abuse - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: How my trip to a children’s mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish

A trip volunteering at a children’s asylum in Belarus showed me the harsh reality for many children affected by the Chernobyl disaster but it also let me see the hope that Irish people have brought to their lives, writes Cliódhna Russell.

# abuse - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Christine Buckley will be laid to rest this morning

The justice campaigner will be buried in Shankill after a Funeral Mass in Dublin.

# abuse - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The State has paid all damages and costs awarded to Louise O’Keeffe

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the State was responsible for the abuse the woman experience while in school.

# abuse - Monday 3 March, 2014

Man given two life sentences for rape of two children in Athlone

The families of the two children cried as the verdicts were handed down, and the fathers of the victims hugged each other outside the courtroom.

# abuse - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Final cost of abuse fund to reach €1.46bn, religious orders still short on their contribution

Figures presented to Cabinet today show that a scheme set up to compensate thousands of victims of abuse in residential institutions has received 15,396 applications since it was set up over a decade ago.

# abuse - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Horses in Dublin estate starved, beaten and mowed down by quad bikes

*WARNING* This story contains a very graphic image that some people may find disturbing.

# abuse - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Six released, one woman still in custody over sexual assault of young girl

The seven people were arrested yesterday.

# abuse - Saturday 8 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as the weekend begins.

# abuse - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

“Immediate State action” needed on Magdalene justice scheme

JFM Research made the call after the United Nations denounced the Catholic Church for allowing priests to rape children.

# abuse - Sunday 2 February, 2014

‘If that complaint had been acted on, I wouldn’t have been abused at all’

Earlier this week Louise O’Keeffe won a landmark case against the Irish State, which was found liable for the sexual abuse she suffered as an 8-year-old.

# abuse - Thursday 30 January, 2014

‘Please act on it’: Louise O’Keeffe’s appeal to Taoiseach after apology

The abuse victim was reacting to an apology issued by Enda Kenny this morning with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also offering his apologies, saying that O’Keeffe should “never have been subjected to abuse”.

# abuse - Thursday 23 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# abuse - Friday 17 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for child abuse

Statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009.

# abuse - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Vatican questioned by UN watchdog on child abuse record

The hearing came as Pope Francis said all Catholics should feel “shame”, in an apparent reference to sexual abuse.

# abuse - Monday 13 January, 2014

Dog named Fionn who was left to die under a pile of rubbish to be rehomed

Fionn was sent to Dublin to have an operation on his skull over Christmas.

# abuse - Saturday 11 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# abuse - Friday 3 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge How a teen’s Twitter joke went super-viral and sparked vicious abuse Bad Internet

How a teen’s Twitter joke went super-viral and sparked vicious abuse

And how she somehow turned it around.

# abuse - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

‘No major welfare problem in horse sector’ – Coveney

The Minister said his department is adopting a ‘pro-active’ approach in relation to horse welfare issues.

# abuse - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Abused husband was ‘knocked out’ and had knife ‘lunged’ at him

One man told of years of abuse and of how he will be forced to spend this Christmas away from his youngest daughter.

# abuse - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Developing the ‘hard neck’: TDs on death threats, abuse, and their coping strategies

Is enough being done to help out TDs and Senators cope with the abuse they receive and the difficult cases they have to deal with in their constituencies? takes a look.

# abuse - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: Have we become numb to the figures on clerical child abuse?

I am one of the fortunate survivors to have secured a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me. Last week’s national audits of the Catholic clergy show others are not so lucky, writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.

Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison for child sex abuse

Two mothers who also plead guilty to charges relating to Watkins abuse and attempted abuse of their children, have been sentenced to 14 years and 17 years in prison.

# abuse - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Australia shocked by extreme case of incest, sex abuse and child neglect

Twelve children were removed from a farm in New South Wales after social workers and police found them living in squalid conditions. They soon discovered that 11 of them were born to related parents.

# abuse - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about the memorial service for ‘Madiba’, new Church abuse reports and budget overruns at the HSE…

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care

A number of staff have been suspended at the facility following allegations of abuse.

# abuse - Monday 9 December, 2013

Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn’t talked about – but it’s real

When my girlfriend became abusive I didn’t know what to do. I felt scared and alone – but I also felt that I had to be a representative for other gay people, and that admitting to what was happening would let others down.

# abuse - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Racist incidents up by 85 per cent in 2013 — Immigrant Council

142 incidents have been reported to the organisation since January, compared to 77 in the same period last year.

# abuse - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Permission refused for Garden of Remembrance memorial to abuse victims

There were plans in place to have ‘Journey of Light’ erected by 2014.

# abuse - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner

5.2 per cent of women experience sexual violence from someone who isn’t their partner, the study by the World Health Organisation found.

# abuse - Monday 25 November, 2013

UK man convicted of child rape also forced his son to abuse young girl

David Brennan was today convicted of abusing five young girls with with his son Sam Brennan (22) also convicted of offences in connection with the abuse of one of the girls.

# abuse - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Column: ‘I find it upsetting that you can legally strike your children as a form of discipline’

Ireland needs to follow the lead of other countries and make corporal punishment illegal, writes Tanya Ward.

# abuse - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Irish priest found guilty of child sexual abuse in Australia

A jury found Finian Egan guilty of the rape and indecent assault of three girls over the course of almost three decades.

# abuse - Monday 4 November, 2013

Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting

Dutch children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes created a virtual character, known as Sweetie, to operate in public chat rooms in order to catch thousands of people.

From The Daily Edge Woman who dressed as Boston Marathon victim faces job loss and death threats Costume

Woman who dressed as Boston Marathon victim faces job loss and death threats

The 22-year-old has received rape and death threats online

# abuse - Thursday 31 October, 2013

‘Shatter needs to make a public statement on redress delay for Magdalene women’

Mary Lou McDonald said time was ticking and that at least two women have passed away without receiving compensation.

# abuse - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Two men arrested in Savile sex abuse investigation

The two men were arrested today in London and remain in police custody.

Autopsy due after BBC chauffeur accused of child sexual abuse found dead

David Smith was found dead in his home after he failed to turn up to court in London on Monday.

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