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# abuse - Today’s News

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# abuse - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care case: ‘These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse’

Tony O’Brien is in front of the Public Accounts Committee today to answer questions about abuse in a foster home in Waterford.

Foster care rules are ‘being ignored and bypassed’

Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.


# abuse - Monday 1 February, 2016

“How can they trust the system with their child?” – HSE whistleblower

The social worker at the heart of an abuse case at a foster home in the southeast, has spoken damningly of the culture of management in place at the HSE.

# abuse - Sunday 31 January, 2016

HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse

More than 40 people passed through the foster home between from the early 1980s up to 2009.

# abuse - Friday 29 January, 2016

‘They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways’

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.

# abuse - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

HSE says sorry to victim of ‘savage abuse’, after apology “misunderstanding”

The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.

# abuse - Sunday 24 January, 2016

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities HSE

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities

The foster child, who cannot speak, lived at the foster home in the southeast for 20 years between 1989 and 2009.

# abuse - Friday 15 January, 2016

‘I keep saying, why did it happen?’: Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece

In her victim impact report the now adult woman said her plans for her life changed as a result of the abuse.

# abuse - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Priest and serial abuser Tony Walsh sentenced to one year for sexual assault of child in the 1970s

Tony Walsh, who became known as the “singing priest” in the 1980s, forced himself on a young girl at a north Dublin parish hall on an unknown date in the mid-1970s.

# abuse - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Spotlight movie shines light on Catholic Church abuses that are all too familiar

The new Hollywood movie focuses on the Pulitzer Prize winning investigation carried out by The Boston Globe into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child-molesting priests.

# abuse - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Pentagon says hundreds of military kids sexually abused each year

In one case, a Marine was found to be abusing his colleague’s three-year-old stepdaughter.

# abuse - Friday 8 January, 2016

# abuse - Saturday 2 January, 2016

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses

An inquiry has heard evidence of at least 1,514 possible victims, 280 of whom are alleged to have been unlawfully killed.

# abuse - Monday 28 December, 2015

Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property Cruelty This post contains videos

Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property

The ISPCA have released the video in order “to highlight the aftermath of the cruelty” that they deal with.

# abuse - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Some got in touch because they were worried about alcohol abuse while others simply needed company.

# abuse - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

82-year-old to stand trial for alleged abuse on young men almost 50 years ago

The Court of Appeal unanimously declared he should stand trial.

# abuse - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

‘I’ve been punched, kicked, scratched – if I stay I’ll be killed’: Stories of Ireland’s abused men

More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.

Victim in horrific abuse case: “Some people had cereal for breakfast, I seemed to be molested for breakfast”

A 51-year-old Wicklow man is to be sentenced in February for raping and sexually assaulting two boys hundreds of times.

# abuse - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings

Henry Moloney, a former Spiritan priest, has been sentenced to four years in prison, with the final year suspended, for the indecent assault of a schoolboy.

# abuse - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Massive increase in new callers to service for childhood abuse victims

The most common overall setting for abuse was in the family with one quarter of these callers saying their fathers abused them.

# abuse - Thursday 10 December, 2015

‘We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended’ Cyberbullying This post contains videos

‘We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended’

Communications Minister Alex White has spoken out against proposals from some within his own party to legislate against cyberbullying.

Man who was hung from window by nurses can’t have €34,000 award reconsidered

The man suffered significant abuse St Gabriel’s Hospital Cabinteely during the 60s.

Almost 700 arrests across UK in child abuse images crackdown

The arrests followed an operation targeting people looking at online abuse images.

# abuse - Monday 7 December, 2015

Councillor called a ‘racist c***’ over stance on Traveller accommodation

Josepha Madigan has received online abuse over her comments.

# abuse - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

No convictions on over 50 abuse allegations against religious orders

The latest tranche of child protection reviews examines allegations against 20 orders.

# abuse - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

This little girl from the Toy Show received a lot of abuse online after her appearance

Lara Reddy’s dad has spoken out about the response his daughter received online.

# abuse - Monday 30 November, 2015

Judge asked not to jail Dublin man who had sex with 15-year-old

The man had sex with the girl after chatting with her online using a fake profile.

# 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.

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