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# Bullying

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Women of Honour group hold 'frank' meeting with Tánaiste over inquiry terms
The group is calling for the terms of reference of the planned tribunal of inquiry into the Defence Forces to be expanded.
This year
2023
Opinion: We all must do more to reduce the incidences of bullying of children
Victoria Howson of the ISPCC says complacency over bullying must be avoided at all costs.
Internal garda 'process' underway into serious bullying allegation
Sources said a colleague made allegations against the senior official.
Last year
2022
Girl takes High Court action against primary school over alleged failure to stop harassment from male student
The action follows concern for the girl’s safety on the school premises.
National bullying database to be set up under new 'landmark' action plan
This is the first time the Department of Education has updated its bullying action plan since 2013.
Sexist and racist abuse seen as ‘banter’ at London Fire Brigade, review says
A review into the brigade found that female, black and Asian firefighters had to contend with abuse from colleagues.
UK navy launches probe into allegations of sexual harassment on submarines
Britain began admitting women to the navy in 2011.
Harris says bullies have 'no right' to be in FG, calls on councillor with bullying claims to make complaint
‘It cannot be tolerated, will not be tolerated,’ said Minister Simon Harris.
Jockey Robbie Dunne appeals 18-month ban for harassing Bryony Frost
The Irish rider was suspended by an independent British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel in December.
All time
Defence Forces 'commends bravery' of female members who came forward to make harassment complaints
The terms of reference of an independent review into harassment and bullying in the Defence Forces are due to be finalised this week.
DEIS and non-DEIS schools compare favourably but report highlights inequalities
There were no significant differences in reports of wellbeing and bullying, however concerns were raised at the higher level of unauthorised absences in DEIS schools.
Children's Ombudsman warns of rise in number of serious school bullying cases
Dr Niall Muldoon said his office has received more than 400 reports of bullying in schools since 2018.
Buckingham Palace to investigate allegations of bullying made against Meghan Markle
The Times newspaper has reported allegations made by former royal staff.
Bullying and harassment survey to be carried out at higher education institutions
Colleges will be required to report annual bullying and sexual harassment statistics.
Boris Johnson ‘sticking by’ UK Home Secretary Priti Patel amid 'tsunami of staff bullying allegations'
A spokesman for Patel said that she “categorically denies” all of the allegations made against her.
Facebook policy chief says 'we all have a role to play' tackling online harassment following Caroline Flack death
Monika Bickert spoke in Dublin about the challenge of identifying and removing harmful content on social media.
11 gardaí investigated for bullying following HR complaints in 2019
Statistics on bullying and harassment in the force were released under FOI laws.
Multiple senior gardaí under investigation for alleged bullying and harassment
Official complaints were lodged against these members in the last six months.
Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace
That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.
Opinion: 'I was born with my organs outside my body and given the last rites but now I have two children of my own'
When I was born I weighed just 3lbs 3oz and was expected to die. I survived but faced persistent bullying about my condition well into adulthood, writes Edwina Wrenn.
Student who engaged in 'extreme bullying' escapes conviction but told to donate €1,000 to poor box
The victim was stamped upon and repeatedly beaten by older pupils at the school.
Peter Beardsley leaves Newcastle coaching role after bullying and racism allegations
The former Magpies striker had denied the claims and took ‘a period of leave’ from his position as U23s coach.
'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline
Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.
Ex-Ireland international opens up about Aston Villa coach's alleged bullying
Kevin MacDonald has been removed by the club following Gareth Farrelly’s accusations.
Sinn Féin probes derogatory messages in party WhatsApp group about Fine Gael TD
“We need to put some manners on him. Any ideas,” one message said of Dublin West TD Noel Rock.
'Violence not a lesson any child should learn': Nearly half of Irish teens witness bullying in school
And almost three in 10 had been bullied themselves.
The founder of Dolce & Gabbana is refusing to apologise for calling Selena Gomez 'ugly'
Miley Cyrus took to Selena’s defence.
Victims of bullying 'predominantly taunted about weight or body image'
Physical harassment was considerably more prevalent in the all-boys school.
Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report
Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.
Kildare councillor resigns from Fine Gael over how 'bullying' complaint was handled
Fine Gael’s disciplinary committee admitted that there were “a number [of] shortcomings” in how group meetings are conducted.
Leo says 'bullying won't be tolerated in Fine Gael' following sexism allegations made by senator
The issue was raised as a passing comment at a private meeting where there was a larger debate about women in politics.
No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work
In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.
Anxiety, panic attacks and depression: People bullied in work more likely to leave than the bully
The targeted person is usually high performing and often a threat to the bully themselves, writes Stephanie Regan.
Group therapy helped me heal - it's why I created #BelieveYou bullying support group
Dil Wickremasinghe has found her way through tough times with group therapy and now wants to spark change with her own.
'Why do they bully?': Celebrities rally in support of boy after video goes viral
The mother of Keaton Jones recorded the video after going to pick him up early from school.
Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans stepped in with a really sound gesture for this boy who was being bullied
And so many people have been offering support.
Councillor becomes second Galway-based Sinn Féin politician to quit party this week
Gabe Cronnelly’s is the latest in a spate of resignations in the party.
Sinn Féin TD says people need 'Minister Joe Duffy' to get action on harassment and bullying claims
“Why, in 2017, must women use the front pages of newspapers to achieve justice and a workplace free of harassment and bullying?”
Sinn Féin councillor resigns, claiming he was subjected to 'litany of bullying behaviour'
Sinn Féin has said Seamus Morris’ resignation has come as “no surprise”.
Workshops on sexual harassment and bullying to be held for Irish arts groups
The announcement follows allegations of harassment and bullying made by women who worked at the Gate Theatre.