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#Abuse

# abuse - Yesterday’s News

Court rules Patrick O’Brien’s sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient

Patrick O’Brien had been given a 12-year sentence with 9 years suspended for the serial rape of his daughter Fiona Doyle.

# abuse - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

“Discrimination of the highest order” – Louise O’Keeffe shocked by State offer to abuse victims

The offers are being linked to whether or not a complaint was made against an abuser.

Minister ‘hasn’t heard anything’ to reassure her about abuse at other care homes

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# abuse - Sunday 14 December, 2014

‘Elderly, disabled Aras Attracta resident was hit with a stick’

The HSE says it has no record of a complaint.

More sexual abuse victims are calling this counselling service

A higher proportion of calls came from men.

# abuse - Friday 12 December, 2014

Catholic Church body in Australia links celibacy to abuse

It has recommended that clergy be given “psychosexual” training.

Judge tells religious order to hand over priests’ files to abuse victim

Mark Vincent Healy is taking a legal case against the Holy Ghost Fathers.

# abuse - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

‘Detached, isolated and ill-informed HSE’ at play in Áras Attracta, says nurses group

Nearly 100 hours of training was given to staff featured in tonight’s exposé in the wake of a HIQA report earlier this year but the Disability Federation says this abuse was nothing to do with training.

# abuse - Friday 5 December, 2014

New policy to protect older people and disabled persons from sexual abuse released

This comes as part of a wider policy issued today by the HSE.

From The Score GAA referee tells of suicide attempt after Twitter abuse GAA

GAA referee tells of suicide attempt after Twitter abuse

The official suffered abuse on the social media network after a club game.

# abuse - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From Business ETC Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments Blocked

Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments

The website is also improving its system for blocking accounts – and this is just the first step.

# abuse - Monday 1 December, 2014

Gardaí and HSE investigate ‘force feeding and slapping’ at Mayo care facility

A number of staff have been placed ‘off-duty’.

Hacker who demanded Bitcoin from banks jailed for blackmail and child pornography

Lewys Martin was sentenced to over four years in prison.

# abuse - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This woman deals with rape-threatening trolls online by literally telling their mums Trolling

This woman deals with rape-threatening trolls online by literally telling their mums

Her tweet is going viral around the world today.

# abuse - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

Mary Lou claims “entirely untrue” and “entirely incorrect” — Department of Justice

The TD has hit out at the handling of claims made against the late Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí. She said victims had sought her out for help.

# abuse - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Ferguson, darkroom tricks, and butter in your coffee.

# abuse - Monday 24 November, 2014

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

# abuse - Friday 21 November, 2014

Louise O’Keeffe contacted by children who are being abused by their teachers

“Eight and 12-year-old children in schools today shouldn’t know who Louise O’Keeffe is”.

# abuse - Monday 17 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Paralympian athlete is getting abuse because people think she’s on I’m A Celebrity I'm A Celebrity

This Paralympian athlete is getting abuse because people think she’s on I’m A Celebrity

Gemma Collis and Gemma Collins: similar, but very different.

# abuse - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Gerry Adams thinks the Ceann Comhairle is “unfair and petulant”

His refusal to re-enter the Dáil while Mary Lou was staging her sit-in was “silly and bizarre” according to the Sinn Féin leader.

# abuse - Friday 14 November, 2014

From The Score Police investigating after rape tweet targets Jessica Ennis-Hill Abuse

Police investigating after rape tweet targets Jessica Ennis-Hill

Olympic champions spoke out yesterday against convicted rapist Ched Evans.

# abuse - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Some abuse survivors say Caranua redress scheme isn’t working, but it’s paid out €5m so far

€110 million was committed by the religious congregations who ran the institutions, Caranua currently has €80 million of the fund.

“I smile easily” – Mary Lou denies “smirking” at Mairia Cahill during abuse debate

Cahill also claims the Dublin TD laughed and checked her phone during speeches.

# abuse - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Government set to meet pressurised women’s refuge about funding

‘Respond’ will meet with the Government’s Tusla agency next week.

Micheál Martin tells Dáil of ‘harrowing’ sexual abuse suffered by two brothers IRA

Micheál Martin tells Dáil of ‘harrowing’ sexual abuse suffered by two brothers

“These are not isolated cases. They are the tip of an iceberg.”

Gardaí investigating claims that Republican sex abusers were moved across the border IRA

Gardaí investigating claims that Republican sex abusers were moved across the border

The Justice Minister said Gerry Adams mentioned the fact that people were moved and that suggests he has some information.

# abuse - Monday 10 November, 2014

In a first for Ireland, UPC is to ban access to child sex abuse websites

Users who access child abuse material either mistakenly or deliberately will have their internet access restricted.

This is the front door of a junior minister’s constituency office this morning

Aodhán Ó Riordáin has tweeted a picture of a brown substance smeared across his constituency office door this morning.

# abuse - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Opinion: Psychological and emotional abuse should be recognised as crimes

Abuse within intimate relationships is complex and can take different forms that simply physical violence – legislation needs to recognise that.

# abuse - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From The Score Here’s how Paul Scholes reacted to being called a ‘ginger, Manc t**t’ by Liverpool fans Abuse

Here’s how Paul Scholes reacted to being called a ‘ginger, Manc t**t’ by Liverpool fans

The ex-United player was part of ITV’s punditry team last night.

# abuse - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From The Score Yaya Toure calls Twitter abuse ‘a disgrace’ Problems

Yaya Toure calls Twitter abuse ‘a disgrace’

The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international was reportedly subjected to a string of abusive and racist messages hours afters reactivating his Twitter account.

# abuse - Monday 3 November, 2014

Gerry Adams: I’m not resigning

Adams said he acknowledges that the IRA was ill-equipped to deal with the issue of abuse.

# abuse - Friday 31 October, 2014

‘My abuser was given money and moved out of NI’ – Mairia Cahill

Cahill also says that a letter she wrote to the IRA proves they carried out an investigation.

# abuse - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Taoiseach (and two Ministers) will meet with Louise O’Keeffe in ‘the coming weeks’

It was originally hoped that this meeting would take place in September.

# abuse - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse?

Despite our moral outage to reports of abuse, one in five women and one in six men still experience some level of sexual abuse during childhood.

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly

A Hiqa inspection has found serious failings in child welfare services in the county.

# abuse - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From Business ETC Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse Human Rights

Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse

It is the second case against Iceland Erla Hlynsdóttir has won.

Au pairs ‘used as cheap childcare’ and can be underpaid, exploited

New research says that many families in the UK feel that hosting an au pair is the only way they can meet their childcare needs.

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