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#Child Abuse

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# 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.

19,044 referrals about child abuse concerns were received in 2012

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said figures for 2013 indicate will be similar to previous years.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

‘Scant evidence’ that Mayo/Sligo diocese told gardaí about child abuse

A report into the diocese of Achonry has found of the 11 priests against whom sexual abuse allegations were made, none were ever convicted of an offence.

# child-abuse - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Teen girls’ rapist and killer freed under rights ruling

European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Permission refused for Garden of Remembrance memorial to abuse victims

There were plans in place to have ‘Journey of Light’ erected by 2014.

# child-abuse - Monday 25 November, 2013

UK man convicted of child rape also forced his son to abuse young girl

David Brennan was today convicted of abusing five young girls with with his son Sam Brennan (22) also convicted of offences in connection with the abuse of one of the girls.

# child-abuse - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Martin speaks of Church’s “all too slow response” to child abuse cases

The Archbishop of Dublin has been marking the 10th anniversary of the diocesan body set up in response to the scandal, and said that more needs to be done to reach out to survivors.

# child-abuse - Friday 22 November, 2013

Former scout leader due for sentencing on 54 historical abuse charges

The charges related to the abuse of four boys between 1982 and 1997.

# child-abuse - Monday 18 November, 2013

Google to block some child sexual abuse search results

The world’s biggest search engine is using new technology to stop 100,000 different searches from resulting in images of children being abused.

# child-abuse - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Irish priest found guilty of child sexual abuse in Australia

A jury found Finian Egan guilty of the rape and indecent assault of three girls over the course of almost three decades.

# child-abuse - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Grand jury voted to charge JonBenet Ramsey’s parents

New documents reveal that in 1999 a Colorado grand jury voted to charge the parents of the slain child beauty queen.

# child-abuse - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Irish priest accused of child sex abuse in US

The allegations relate to 81-year-old Father Cornelius Kelleher’s time as a Catholic pastor in Minnesota between 1975 and 1986.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Four new HSE coordinators to deal with potential abuse cases

Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald has announced the appointment of the new HSE staff members following the publication of a major report on abuse by the RCNI.

# child-abuse - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Sexual abuse by a family member accounts for 53% of clients – One in Four report

More than 16 per cent of clients are receiving therapy for clerical and institutional abuse.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop on health grounds

Three years ago William Lee apologised for not withdrawing a priest accused of sexual abuse from ministry immediately.

# child-abuse - Friday 27 September, 2013

Ireland tells UN there are ‘severe sentences’ for violence against children

Earlier this month there were calls for the government to ban corporal punishment in the home.

# child-abuse - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Increase in calls to helpline for children who have been sexually abused

Sexual abuse service CARI says it has seen children as young as 8 with suicidal thoughts and mental health issues as a result of abuse.

# child-abuse - Friday 20 September, 2013

Children being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams

A British watchdog warned today that offenders are also forcing children to write degrading statements on their bodies and cut themselves.

New child agency must ‘ensure children’s voices are heard’ – Chairperson

The Child and Family Agency will be one of the largest public bodies in the State with more than 4,000 employees and a budget of €570 million.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Charities warn that children in care are at risk of sexual exploitation

It follows the revelation this week that over thirty people have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of a major child abuse investigation.

# child-abuse - Monday 16 September, 2013

Over thirty arrested across Northern Ireland in major child abuse investigation

22 victims, aged between 13 and 18, have been identified following a review of cases of young people who went missing from the care system.

Kenny: We have failed too many children

The Taoiseach spoke at a conference on child abuse and neglect last night.

Historic child sex abuse inquiry opens in Australia

An inquiry into church and institutional child abuse began public hearings today with warnings that widespread and “shocking” allegations will be heard.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Column: Survivors of abuse are re-traumatised by our unsympathetic, unethical legal system

Survivors of child sexual abuse seeking justice are not met with understanding or sympathy in Irish courts – rather they are attacked, derided and denied psychological support. This cannot be viewed as justice, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

# child-abuse - Monday 9 September, 2013

Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured

To give the survivors of horrific childhood abuse the support and care they need, we must properly understand the threat that suicide poses to victims, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Irish-born priest detained in Chile as part of child abuse investigation

Father John O’Reilly, a senior figure with the Legion of Christ, has been relieved of priestly duties while authorities investigate the “credibility of allegations”.

# child-abuse - Monday 2 September, 2013

Government urged to introduce ban on smacking children

The Children’s Rights Alliance has questioned why children are protected against abuse in school but do not have the same protections at home.