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#Abuse

# 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.

# abuse - Monday 20 October, 2014

‘Despicable’ and ‘mischievous’: Taoiseach and Gerry Adams in war of words

The exchange surrounds the handling of Maíria Cahill’s claims that she was raped by a member of the IRA and then interrogated by the organisation.

# abuse - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Taoiseach says he will meet Maíria Cahill as pressure increases on Sinn Féin

Cahill is calling on Sinn Féin members to come forward about the alleged cover-up of sexual abuse.

# abuse - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Lawmakers told that prostitution is sexual violence and that domestic violence is a crime

Today’s report by the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence suggests changes to the way prostitution is legislated for.

# abuse - Monday 6 October, 2014

Five children taken into care after abuse allegations

The judge said that the children “lived in a bad place with bad people”.

# abuse - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Sky News has tracked down one of many ‘Internet trolls’ abusing Maddie McCann’s parents

A 67-page dossier detailing malicious internet postings has been sent to the Commissioner in Scotland Yard, according to the news channel.

# abuse - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

‘Failed time and time again’: 46% of homeless women were sexually abused as kids

Research launched today by Simon found 92% of these women experienced high levels of violences at some stage in their lives.

# abuse - Friday 26 September, 2014

From The Score Messi thrown to ground after calling Weligton ‘son of a wh*re’ Abuse

Messi thrown to ground after calling Weligton ‘son of a wh*re’

The Argentine allegedly hurled verbal abuse at the Malaga defender

# abuse - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Hundreds who called women’s helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse

Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# abuse - Monday 22 September, 2014

Sex trafficking victims ‘in danger of abuse in Direct Provision’

That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

# abuse - Sunday 21 September, 2014

From The Score Police investigate Twitter racist abuse of Balotelli Abuse

Police investigate Twitter racist abuse of Balotelli

Balotelli got a lot of online abuse after a joke tweet about Man United.

# abuse - Monday 25 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women Trolls

Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women

And they’re also the ones behind most of the abuse.

# abuse - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Opinion: Why are so many victims of child sexual abuse reluctant to report it?

Lenient sentencing in sexual assault cases has negative consequences – not just for individuals, but for all victims.

# abuse - Friday 22 August, 2014

Vatican official uses trucking company to explain why Church is not responsible for child abuse by priests

Survivors have said that he is making excuses for “inexcusable behaviour”.

# abuse - Monday 18 August, 2014

Ibrahim Halawa beaten with metal chain in Egyptian prison, says sister

The charity Reprieve has urged Tony Blair to intervene in the case.

# abuse - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Cliff Richard: Sex crime claim ‘completely false’

The search is not believed to be connected to Operation Yewtree.

# abuse - Sunday 3 August, 2014

The State isn’t talking to abuse victims – Louise O’Keeffe

She’s now written to he Taoiseach and to Minister for Education to requesting a meeting.

# abuse - Friday 1 August, 2014

Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal convictions

A judge will now decide whether Harris can make a full challenge against his convictions.

# 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.

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