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#Abuse

# abuse - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of'

Many domestic violence victims go through it alone: A woman domesticly abused by her husband gives her perspective

# abuse - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it'

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

# abuse - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'

The brother of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend gives his perspective.

# abuse - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a survivor, and from a partner.

# abuse - Monday 28 November, 2016

'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

# abuse - Sunday 20 November, 2016

'It allowed him to prey on vulnerable children': Survivor and priest criticise church response to abuse

St Patrick’s Cathedral issued an apology on Friday but some are not fully happy with its response.

# abuse - Thursday 3 November, 2016

TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case

The whistleblower alleges the manager “fabricated” information about her.

# abuse - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

HSE didn't publish reports into foster care abuse claims under garda advice

A report published yesterday identified failings in investigation on the behalf of the HSE.

# abuse - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

# abuse - Monday 17 October, 2016

Man who abused four sisters in their home jailed for 12 years

The man had previously served a sentence for rape and had moved directly into the family home from prison.

Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father

The boy’s father was jailed for 14 years last week for raping the child.

# abuse - Monday 10 October, 2016

Man who raped his young son and imprisoned him in a box is jailed for 14 years

The man’s partner will be sentenced for child cruelty next week.

# abuse - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Man who sexually abused his sister “in excess of a couple of hundred times” fails to have sentence reduced

The man was found guilty and sentenced to nine years imprisonment in 2015.

# abuse - Thursday 15 September, 2016

No prosecution for parents accused of sexually abusing their two children

Legal action has been brought by the children’s foster parents in an effort to block them from being reunited with their natural parents.

# abuse - Thursday 8 September, 2016

"Disturbing evidence" of alleged sexual abuse of children is heard behind closed doors

An application will be made to exclude media from courtroom during evidence by gardai.

# abuse - Monday 29 August, 2016

Hiqa report finds a disabled patient was left without food or nutrition for over 18 hours

Staff at St Raphael’s, Youghal, Co Cork, said there was a lack of staff available at that time to assist the resident out of bed.

# abuse - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Victim-blaming culture makes it more difficult for women to get help

With recent high profile domestic violence cases, Margaret Martin of Women’s Aid reflects on society’s tendency to judge, shame and distrust victims.

# abuse - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

# abuse - Monday 1 August, 2016

'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home

Poet Connie Roberts talks about her experiences growing up an abusive alcoholic father and attending an industrial school.

# abuse - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

Police in Australia said they are investigating Cardinal George Pell.

# abuse - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

'No one deserves to be the target of abuse online, and it has no place on Twitter'

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey said the issue was “truly one of the most important things for us to improve [in]“.

# abuse - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing'

Eric Aniva said he was hired by the females’ families.

# abuse - Monday 25 July, 2016

Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after woman reported being raped

The woman went to police in Derry for help last night.

# abuse - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Ghostbusters star wants Twitter to fight trolls after barrage of racist abuse

Trolls sent the actress images which compared her to a gorilla.

# abuse - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

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 - Monday 4 July, 2016

Man sentenced to 12 years for raping and sexually abusing three step-children

In a statement one of his victims said: “I don’t care for him in any manner. I have truly freed myself from him”.

# abuse - Thursday 23 June, 2016

"I had looked on him as part of my family" - Man convicted for sexually abusing two young boys

The man pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual abuse between January 1991 and May 1991.

# abuse - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly?

In 2012 when the Constitutional Convention was set up there were concerns about lobbying – but transparency is needed if Citizen’s Assembly is going to work.

# abuse - Monday 20 June, 2016

Woman says she felt "like a chained up animal" during father's abuse

The now 50-year-old man has since been diagnosed as a paedophile by a psychiatrist.

Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls

Eight garda divisions now have cars with the kits in them, with plans to roll out the programme across the country.

# abuse - Sunday 19 June, 2016

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

# abuse - Friday 17 June, 2016

Woman abused by Eamon Cooke as a child says he 'had it in him' to kill Philip Cairns

“I don’t know if he did kill Philip Cairns or not, but he certainly had it in him.”

# abuse - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Man told his wife “I can rape you if I want” before threatening to cut her face open, trial hears

The woman said her husband took up a knife and said he could cut her face open before pushing her upstairs and raping her.

Late British MP and broadcaster accused of abusing two girls

Two women make the accusations in a documentary due to air tonight.

# abuse - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life

A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.

# abuse - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Man who was sexually abused for years by active garda settles action with State

The man brought a case for damages for the abuse he said he suffered from when he was 12 years of age.

Man who sexually abused four young daughters in "horror of a home" sentenced to four and a half years

Judge Patrick McCartan said the man had never shown any remorse for his actions.

# abuse - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Man who raped two children - one who has Down syndrome - sentenced to 6 years

The 18-year-old man pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four counts of rape, one count of threatening to kill and one count of sexual assault.

# abuse - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Mother and partner convicted of murdering two-year-old boy in Scotland

Nyomi and Rachel Fee were found guilty of the murder of Rachel’s son Liam at their home in Fife, Scotland, on 22 March 2014.

# abuse - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Man who abused young girl staying in his house jailed for five years

In her victim impact statement, the woman described how the accused man had taken away her innocence.

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