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# abuse - Today’s News


# abuse - Friday 20 November, 2015

A quarter of children feel their parents don’t love them enough to keep them safe

Most Irish children appear to be aware of the dangers of the internet and feel most at risk of harm when they’re at school.

# abuse - Friday 13 November, 2015

‘I was nine when he first abused me, I was home from school because I was sick’

Emma and Vanessa Witherow’s mother stood by their stepfather after he was jailed for sexually abusing them over ten years.

# abuse - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Former minister reportedly investigated over child sex abuse claims

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

# abuse - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Sisters abused by stepfather say they will never forgive mother who stood by him

“I am a mother myself and I would never do that to my kids.”

Man who abused stepdaughters over decade represents “dark underbelly of Irish family life”

“I went to my mother for help as a child … but she gave me no help and ignored my plea,” Emma Witherow – now 28 – said.

# abuse - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Death sentence for men who filmed themselves beating boy (13) to death

Four people have been sentenced to death for their part in the brutal assault.

# abuse - Friday 6 November, 2015

Archbishop reveals concerns about recent cases of possible abuse by priests

Archbishop Eamon Martin said he has dealt with three or four situations in the last year.

# abuse - Monday 12 October, 2015

‘This terrible incident is a stark reminder of the dangerous nature of domestic abuse’

Women’s Aid says the killing of Garda Tony Golden shows the danger to frontline responders of domestic violence.

# abuse - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Abuse at a deaf school: ‘I screamed at night, but no one could hear me’

A documentary revealing the experiences of boys at St Joseph’s school – both positive and negative – is to be aired tonight.

# abuse - Thursday 1 October, 2015

‘I’m scared for my younger brother, who is getting him dressed and bringing him to school?’

Details of a case of a young girl being taken into care over the abuse she received from her mother has been revealed.

# abuse - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged

‘We need to try and understand other people’s perspectives and create a space to speak instead of silencing those who need to.’

# abuse - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims ‘kept celebrating Mass at home’

It’s led to a resignation in the diocese of Cloyne.

# abuse - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers Prevention This post contains a poll

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers

The New South Wales justice minister pointed to the number of paedophiles likely to re-offend soon after their release.

# abuse - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Ex-MP calls child abuse inquiry a ‘homosexual witch hunt’

Harvey Proctor has denied all allegations made against him.

# abuse - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl

The priest repeatedly molested the girl from the time she was five.

# abuse - Monday 17 August, 2015

Journalist posts naked photos of herself on revenge porn website Sexy Selfies This post contains videos

Journalist posts naked photos of herself on revenge porn website

Anna Richardson has warned people about the dangers of sharing intimate images.

# abuse - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

# abuse - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Questions raised over Irish swim coach accused of abuse who’s spent 20 years in US

Maureen O’Sullivan TD wants to know how George Gibney has been allowed stay there.

# abuse - Monday 3 August, 2015

Watchdog probes handling of child sex abuse claims against former British prime minister

The issue was referred by Wiltshire Police following allegations made by a retired senior officer.

# abuse - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Sitdown Sunday: Jennifer Pan lied about her life, then wanted her parents dead

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# abuse - Thursday 30 July, 2015

‘He didn’t value that we were actually human beings, it was like a nightmare.’

Mary Manning was repeatedly abused by her stepfather.

# abuse - Friday 24 July, 2015

Getting a barring order against a violent partner is about to get easier

An emergency order can last for eight days and a barring order for up to three years.

Man (77) who molested daughter and granddaughter is jailed for seven years

He pleaded guilty to six counts of indecent and sexual assault.

# abuse - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

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Hulk says racism in Russian football will impact next World Cup

The Brazilian was reacting to the latest racist incident in the Russian league.

# abuse - Monday 20 July, 2015

Girl left feeling ‘scared, dirty, terrified and guilty’ after years of abuse and threats

A Clare man will be sentenced next week for raping his partner’s young daughter.

# abuse - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer

After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.

# abuse - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# abuse - Friday 3 July, 2015

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.

# abuse - Thursday 2 July, 2015

“I am very pleased that RTE was able to believe me” – woman at centre of defamation action

Former archbishop Richard Burke, who said RTÉ wrongly called him a paedophile, has settled his case

# abuse - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.

# abuse - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty

He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago

# abuse - Monday 22 June, 2015

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# abuse - Friday 19 June, 2015

Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner’s account

This is just one example of elder abuse in Ireland.

# abuse - Monday 15 June, 2015

Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown

The abuse includes demands for money, stealing of possessions and withholding money from older people.

# abuse - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

‘I committed no offence’: Adams cleared of withholding information on niece’s abuse

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General found in a report that the Public Prosecution Service was correct in its earlier judgement.

# abuse - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

# abuse - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Fine Gael hopeful told to ‘get the queers to vote for you’

Councillor Sharon Tolan received the anonymous message yesterday morning.

Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care

The most common form of abuse is neglect and some children suffer horrific physical and sexual abuse before the State is called on to intervene.

# abuse - Saturday 30 May, 2015

Alleged rape victim was accused of crying on cue during cross-examination

The woman has been awarded €13,500 after the European Court of Human Rights ruled she was mistreated during the course of her trial.

# abuse - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Over 180 new clerical abuse allegations reported in past year

The allegations relate to physical, emotional and sexual abuse committed by members of the clergy between 1950 and 2006.

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