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Máiría Cahill accuses Mary Lou McDonald of 'bluster and spin' after meeting
Cahill said she received a qualified apology from the Sinn Féin leader.
# abuse claims
Jane Fonda reveals she was raped and sexually abused as a child
The 79-year-old actress did not reveal who was responsible for the abuse.
# Brangelina
No charges to be filed against Brad Pitt over mistreatment allegations
Social workers also cleared the 52-year-old of wrongdoing following interviews with the couple, their children and witnesses.
# failure to foster
Children left with foster family for years after serious sex abuse allegations
An RTÉ programme alleged children were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.
# abuse claims
Ted Heath accused of raping 12-year-old boy
Now 64, he said he was later “fobbed off” by social workers.
# abuse claims
Children's charity slams Facebook over screaming baby video
A spokesperson for Facebook had said that the video was not in breach of its rules and “depicts a form of baby yoga”.
# Paudie McGahon
Paudie McGahon's alleged abuser was on Gerry Adams list
The list of abusers was given anonymously to the Sinn Féin leader.
# abuse claims
Mary Lou: Anybody who rapes a child can't call themselves a republican
The Sinn Féin deputy leader has been making her first public comments on the latest abuse claims.
# Francie Molloy
Sinn Féin MP apologises for controversial 'load of rubbish' tweet
The tweet was sent after the BBC programme aired new claims about abuse in the republican movement last night.
# Mairia Cahill controversy
Gerry Adams: I've given the guards names of alleged IRA sex offenders
Adams discussed the Mairia Cahill controversy in an interview with this week.
# Sinn Féin
Gerry Adams says Sinead O'Connor needs to take Sinn Féin abuse allegations to gardaí
The Sinn Féin president was responding to the singer’s claims she was molested by a member of the party when she was a child.
# Care homes
Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I've ever seen
The Health Minister has been speaking about the shocking footage broadcast by RTÉ last week.
# abuse claims
Sinn Féin has complained about 'defamatory allegations' from Joan Burton
The party has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett over last week’s row at Leaders’ Questions.
# mairia cahill
'An investigation into IRA abuse allegations is needed to realise the scale of it'
Maíria Cahill spoke last night to RTÉ’s Saturday Night Show.
# abuse claims
"I smile easily" - Mary Lou denies "smirking" at Mairia Cahill during abuse debate
Cahill also claims the Dublin TD laughed and checked her phone during speeches.
# Criticism
Leo: Gerry Adams has quite an opinion of himself
“This is a man who likes to compare himself to Mandela, he is now comparing himself to Michael Collins.”
# abuse claims
TD will give gardaí names of eight sex abusers that IRA allegedly moved to Republic
Micheál Martin said that as many as 28 victims are now considering coming forward.
# abuse claims
In full: Enda Kenny's speech accusing Sinn Féin of moving sex abusers to the South
There was a heated three-hour debate in the Dáil today, stemming from allegations made by Maíria Cahill.
# cover up claims
Mary Lou says she 'would walk through the hot coals of hell to protect children'
She added that Maíria Cahill made a brave decision to come forward.
Micheál Martin tells Dáil of 'harrowing' sexual abuse suffered by two brothers
“These are not isolated cases. They are the tip of an iceberg.”
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: Why it's going to be a difficult day for Sinn Féin
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# abuse claims
Enda Kenny: Gerry Adams must tell us where child abusers were moved
The Taoiseach said the Sinn Féin leader was “somebody who knows quite a lot about the IRA movement.”
# abuse claims
Four accused by Mairia Cahill are refusing to meet Enda Kenny
Gerry Adams has said he’s “not surprised.”
# abuse claims
Enda Kenny has 'absolutely no problem' meeting four involved in Maíria Cahill case
The Taoiseach will meet with the four people named in the BBC Spotlight programme that sparked the controversy.
# State of the Parties
How much more damage can the Maíria Cahill controversy inflict on Sinn Féin?
Analysis: Two opinion polls over the weekend will not make great reading for Gerry Adams’s party.
# abuse claims
Maíria Cahill: I am now homeless and in debt
The woman who alleges she was raped by a senior member of the IRA says going public has come at a great cost to her.
# mairia cahill
Ó Caoláin: 'If it did happen, then that is an outrage'
Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said it wasn’t good enough for Sinn Féin to take a step back from the Mairia Cahill scandal.
# abuse claims
Solicitors for group accused by Maíria Cahill claim Enda is holding 'kangaroo courts'
“Processes have been undermined before they have even begun.”
# abuse claims
Mairía Cahill blog allegations 'shameful and cruel'
Cahill called on Sinn Féin to condemn the post.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: What effect will Maíria Cahill's claims have on Sinn Féin?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# abuse claims
'The story that Maíria Cahill has to tell is not just powerful, it will have serious consequences'
The Belfast woman who claims she was raped by an IRA member met with Enda Kenny this morning.
# abuse claims
Four accused by Mairia Cahill respond to allegations
A statement from solicitors representing Padraic Wilson, Seamus Finucane, Briege Wright and Maura McCrory has responded to the “unprecedented media onslaught”.
# mairia cahill
Enda Kenny meeting Maíria Cahill after war of words with Gerry Adams
Yesterday, the Taoiseach said no member of Sinn Féin could guarantee there was no cover-up of abuse.
# abuse claims
'Despicable' and 'mischievous': Taoiseach and Gerry Adams in war of words
The exchange surrounds the handling of Maíria Cahill’s claims that she was raped by a member of the IRA and then interrogated by the organisation.
# Spotlight
Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth
The Sinn Féin deputy leader has defended Adams in the wake of claims about how he dealt with abuse allegations in the republican movement.
# abuse claims
Pearse Doherty: ‘The claims by Micheál Martin are unfounded and untrue’
Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson has hit back at the Fianna Fáil leader over claims he made about the Republican movement last night.
# abuse claims
McDonald says Micheál Martin is 'scapegoating' Gerry Adams
The Sinn Féin deputy leader has mounted a strong defence of her party president this morning.
# abuse claims
Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims
The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.
# Clocked
Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar's side in worker abuse claims
‘I have listened to the ding from lots critics and I am going to Qatar to listen to the dong.’
# abuse claims
Jimmy Savile's former driver charged with rape
Ray Teret charged with multiple counts of rape and assault on 15 accusers who were all under age of 16 at time.