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# abuse - Sunday 27 July, 2014

More male abuse survivors in rural Ireland are seeking help

Some counties – including Cavan, Westmeath and Offaly – have seen a ratio of 2:1 in male to female callers to a helpline.

# abuse - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Man charged with rape of two young girls, after extradition from US

The British national was refused bail, after appearing before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this afternoon.

# abuse - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.

# abuse - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared ‘happy’

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

# abuse - Monday 14 July, 2014

Austerity has ‘weakened’ the human rights of Ireland’s most vulnerable

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

# abuse - Monday 7 July, 2014

Martin: ‘Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past’

The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.

# abuse - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence?

One man told AMEN that his relation was sleeping in a park as he couldn’t find shelter due to domestic abuse.

Pope to meet Irish sex abuse survivors for first time tomorrow

The meeting will take place in the Pope’s private residence at the Vatican.

# abuse - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

More people who say they were abused by Rolf Harris have come forward

Rolf Harris is due to be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault.

# abuse - Monday 30 June, 2014

Legislation being updated to help end ‘epidemic levels’ of domestic violence

Speaking in the Dáil last week, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that certain laws need to be updated before Ireland can ratify the EU Convention on domestic violence.

# abuse - Friday 27 June, 2014

“His eyes were cold and dead”: Savile abuse in the victims’ words

An investigation found shocking instances of abuse and humiliation at the hands of Savile in UK hospitals.

# abuse - Thursday 26 June, 2014

‘Depraved and exploitative’: Jimmy Savile abused vulnerable people aged between 5 and 75

“This is a profoundly shocking report,” one of the hospitals said in the aftermath of the publication of investigation findings.

Savile’s celebrity visits were seen as a ‘boost to morale’ in hospitals

During his visits, he would often assist in giving bed baths to patients and visit the mortuary.

# abuse - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Government announces legislation to support Magdalene survivors

The Justice Minister also announced that lump sums totalling €12.8 million have been paid to survivors.

# abuse - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Children in State care being ‘placed in danger of abuse and exploitation’

There are concerns about the lack of supports for both children in care and those who have left State care on turning 18.

# abuse - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Opinion: ‘On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times’

In my opinion, all victims of domestic abuse should be encouraged to approach the Gardai – regardless of gender.

# abuse - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Lack of hate crime legislation creates “permission to hate” in Irish society

The warning comes as Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) launches a new report documenting 32 incidents of violence or discrimination.

# abuse - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused?

Despite the caring, protective, respectful attitude Irish society likes to think it has towards older people, elder abuse is widespread.

# abuse - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Care Order sought after father offered to abuse his own child over live webcam

Here are some of the reports featured in the latest Child Care Law Reporting Project which was published today.

# abuse - Monday 9 June, 2014

Column: We must stop claiming that ‘we never knew’ about child abuse at Catholic institutions

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

# abuse - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the Tuam babies, redundancies and a manhunt in Canada.

New information given to gardaí about Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí abuse allegations

Known as ‘Donal Lovely’, the late teacher is accused of abusing up to 100 boys over two decades. An audit of the garda handling of the case was launched last year.

# abuse - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Louise O’Keeffe accuses State of ‘taking advantage’ of abuse survivors

“We’ve been abused, pure and simple. It beggars belief that the Government cannot own up to that.”

# abuse - Saturday 31 May, 2014

How many horses has your council seized this year?

More than 2,400 horses have been seized in the first half of this year.

Opinion: Mass grave ‘filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls’ shows how we cherish children

The bodies of 800 “illegitimate” children, ranging in age from nine years to two days, have been uncovered in Tuam. But do people care any more now than they did then?

# abuse - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Opinion: Childline is at breaking point – who else will listen to vulnerable children?

Childline should be expanding. Instead we’re faced with the awful possibility that a child calling in desperation might have no one to answer their call.

# abuse - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Senator: I was told I’d be hatcheted in the face as a way of murdering me

Labour senator Lorraine Higgins claims she has been subjected to a death threat on her Facebook page.

# abuse - Friday 23 May, 2014

‘I was the punching bag, the sex toy, the maid’ – Michelle Knight describes life being held by Ariel Castro

Knight spoke to RTÉ about her 11 years in captivity in which she became pregnant five times.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# abuse - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?

In Ireland, as with most social issues, we treat the matter of domestic violence as a pariah topic that occasionally gets an airing. It’s just not good enough.

# abuse - Friday 16 May, 2014

Local election candidate subjected to ‘vile abuse’ for being pregnant

Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford says the abuse shows why women are discouraged from entering politics.

Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year

Figures from Childline indicate children are more comfortable talking about mental health on the web, with 20 per cent of online contacts relating to this area.

# abuse - Monday 12 May, 2014

Responsibility to safeguard children taken with “utmost seriousness” in Diocese of Meath

However, in one previous case, the diocese took 18 months before making formal contact with the HSE over a case of abuse.

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined – WHO

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

# abuse - Friday 2 May, 2014

Over 160 new allegations of clerical sex abuse in last year

Most of these allegations related to abuse in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

# 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.

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