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#Child Abuse

# child-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.

# child-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”.

# child-abuse - Friday 15 August, 2014

Child sex abuse survivors far more likely to be disabled, poor and live alone in later life

Even when you take into account mental illness.

# child-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.

# child-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.

# child-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.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Doctors, teachers among 660 suspected paedophiles arrested

45 police forces across the UK and Northern Ireland combined to make the arrests.

# child-abuse - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Ireland warehouses asylum-seekers, institutionalises them and leaves them in limbo

Haven’t we learned that cramming ‘inconvenient’ people into institutions has serious consequences?

# child-abuse - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the Aer Lingus strikes, GSOC bugging and Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.

Care Order sought after father offered to abuse his own child over live webcam

Here are some of the reports featured in the latest Child Care Law Reporting Project which was published today.

# child-abuse - Monday 9 June, 2014

Column: We must stop claiming that ‘we never knew’ about child abuse at Catholic institutions

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

# child-abuse - Friday 6 June, 2014

Gary Glitter to be charged with child sex offences

Glitter is to be charged over alleged assaults on two girls aged 12 to 14 between 1977 and 1980.

# child-abuse - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Louise O’Keeffe accuses State of ‘taking advantage’ of abuse survivors

“We’ve been abused, pure and simple. It beggars belief that the Government cannot own up to that.”

# child-abuse - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Seven cases of child porn were traced to Irish servers last year

That is the highest number in a single year.

# child-abuse - Friday 23 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

ISPCC: Four-year sentence for mother reminder that child abuse occurs nationwide

The mother pleaded guilty to wilful neglect of her three children.

# child-abuse - Friday 16 May, 2014

Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year

Figures from Childline indicate children are more comfortable talking about mental health on the web, with 20 per cent of online contacts relating to this area.

# child-abuse - Monday 12 May, 2014

Child protection review recommends Cloyne Diocese set up whistle blowing policy

The Diocese was told an overarching child safeguarding plan should be drawn up and published.

Dublin Archdiocese commended for ‘exemplar’ child abuse allegation reporting system

The latest review commends the roles of Priest Support Co-ordinator and Priest Delegate – both roles being unique to the Dublin Diocese.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Priests should break the seal of confession when someone admits to child abuse

The most sacred thing in any civilised society should be the protection of children.

# child-abuse - Friday 11 April, 2014

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.

# child-abuse - Monday 7 April, 2014

Documentary about Christine Buckley ‘Dear Daughter’ to be aired tonight

The programme will be shown on RTÉ.

# child-abuse - Saturday 29 March, 2014

‘It’s important to have a survivor at the heart of the Vatican’ says Marie Collins

She said she hopes that more lay people and survivors of abuse will be asked to join the council.

# child-abuse - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Abuse survivor Marie Collins added to Vatican commission to protect children

The commission is aimed at protecting minors against abuse in the Catholic Church.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# child-abuse - Thursday 13 March, 2014

President Higgins among mourners at funeral of Christine Buckley RIP This post contains images

President Higgins among mourners at funeral of Christine Buckley

About 1,000 mourners pay their respects to the justice campaigner.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Six released, one woman still in custody over sexual assault of young girl

The seven people were arrested yesterday.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Vatican says it will protect children – but criticises UN for ‘interfering’

The Holy See said it sees some of the UN committee’s observations as interfering with its teaching.

United Nations denounces the Vatican for allowing priests to rape children

The UN demanded that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers.

# child-abuse - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Dylan Farrow describes alleged sexual abuse by Woody Allen

The adoptive daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow has written publicly about the abuse allegations for the first time.

# child-abuse - Thursday 30 January, 2014

New child protection agency to be officially launched today

The Child and Family Agency will take over from the HSE in relation to child welfare.

# child-abuse - Friday 17 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for child abuse

Statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009.

# child-abuse - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Vatican questioned by UN watchdog on child abuse record

The hearing came as Pope Francis said all Catholics should feel “shame”, in an apparent reference to sexual abuse.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Corrie actor William Roache appears in court for rape trial

Roache has been charged with two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old girl and another five counts of indecent assault on four girls.

# child-abuse - Monday 13 January, 2014

Public inquiry into historical child abuse in NI begins today

The inquiry will focus on claims of abuse by institutions run by organisations like churches and the state in Northern Ireland.

# child-abuse - Monday 23 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Rolf Harris to face three more sexual abuse charges

One of the new charges involves a girl who was under the age of nine at the time.

# child-abuse - Friday 20 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.