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#Child Abuse

# child-abuse - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Bill seeking to remove 'child pornography' term from Irish legislation to be debated in Seanad
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Bill seeking to remove 'child pornography' term from Irish legislation to be debated in Seanad

Feb 3rd 2022, 4:16 PM 16,229 Views 7 Comments

Senator Eileen Flynn’s private members’ bill would replace the term with “child sexual exploitation material”.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Two priests cleared after Vatican sex abuse trial
# Vatican
# Vatican

Two priests cleared after Vatican sex abuse trial

Oct 6th 2021, 1:13 PM 10,548 Views 0 Comments

The case was the Vatican’s first criminal trial for such allegations.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

330,000 children victims of church sex abuse in France, report estimates
# France
# France

330,000 children victims of church sex abuse in France, report estimates

Oct 5th 2021, 3:29 PM 9,493 Views 34 Comments

The report said an estimated 3,000 child abusers – two-thirds of them priests – have worked in the church during the past 70 years.

# child-abuse - Friday 4 June, 2021

German cardinal resigns over Church's 'failure' in abuse scandal
# Reinhard Marx
# Reinhard Marx

German cardinal resigns over Church's 'failure' in abuse scandal

Jun 4th 2021, 12:13 PM 12,793 Views 9 Comments

Criticising colleagues who “refuse to believe there is a shared responsibility in this respect”, Reinhard Marx said the Church is at “a dead end”.

# child-abuse - Monday 3 May, 2021

German police shut down child abuse online platform with 400,000 members
# Darknet
# Darknet

German police shut down child abuse online platform with 400,000 members

May 3rd 2021, 3:00 PM 29,176 Views 0 Comments

The platform, named as “Boystown”, had existed since 2019.

# child-abuse - Monday 12 April, 2021

Dublin man sexually abused daughter over seven year period, court hears
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Dublin man sexually abused daughter over seven year period, court hears

Apr 12th 2021, 8:16 PM 40,478 Views 0 Comments

The victim did not realise her father was behind everything until the age of 21.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Student jailed for 16 months for accessing child abuse images 'of the most depraved nature' online
# Courts
# Courts

Student jailed for 16 months for accessing child abuse images 'of the most depraved nature' online

Mar 23rd 2021, 9:31 PM 41,333 Views 38 Comments

Albaraa Turkistani was sentenced today.

# child-abuse - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters
# Courts
# Courts

Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters

Feb 11th 2021, 9:21 PM 63,949 Views 0 Comments

Justice Owens imposed 14 years imprisonment and suspended the final two years on strict conditions.

# child-abuse - Saturday 30 January, 2021

'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'
# Industrial School
# Industrial School

'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'

Jan 30th 2021, 10:30 AM 145,067 Views 30 Comments

Joe McAveety was born in a mother and baby home and grew up in industrial schools which were rife with physical and sexual abuse.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers

Nov 18th 2020, 2:51 PM 27,783 Views 15 Comments

Cora Desmond has spoken about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Bridget Kenneally.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Retired doctor who abused seven boys loses appeal against conviction
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Retired doctor who abused seven boys loses appeal against conviction

Nov 17th 2020, 2:07 PM 28,813 Views 0 Comments

The doctor was jailed for four years in February of last year.

# child-abuse - Friday 24 April, 2020

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 37,168 Views 16 Comments

Sarah Hughes, a Childline volunteer, says some children are trapped in abusive homes during Covid-19.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19
# Trapped With Tormentors
# Trapped With Tormentors

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

Apr 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 31,207 Views 10 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

# child-abuse - Friday 20 March, 2020

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools

Mar 20th 2020, 6:02 PM 31,425 Views 15 Comments

The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009
# Michael O'brien
# Michael O'brien

'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009

Mar 4th 2020, 11:11 AM 36,002 Views 44 Comments

Michael O’Brien created one of the most powerful moments in Irish television, when he passionately told his story on RTÉ in 2009.

# child-abuse - Monday 2 March, 2020

Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done
# States Of Fear
# States Of Fear

Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done

Updated Mar 2nd 2020, 2:51 PM 20,220 Views 15 Comments

As RTÉ examines the legacy of States of Fear, 21 years on, Sheila Ahern discusses the landmark documentary and the late Mary Raftery, its producer.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Police in Manchester apologise to children abused 'in plain sight' by grooming gangs
# Greater Manchester
# Greater Manchester

Police in Manchester apologise to children abused 'in plain sight' by grooming gangs

Jan 14th 2020, 10:09 PM 27,878 Views 58 Comments

Greater Manchester Police’s re-launched investigation has identified 53 potential victims.

# child-abuse - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Dec 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,405 Views 8 Comments

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report

Nov 26th 2019, 7:48 AM 9,091 Views 7 Comments

Mr Justice Ryan said the claim that 170,000 were admitted to institutional school is, in fact, closer to 42,000.

# child-abuse - Thursday 21 November, 2019

There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari
# Children At Risk In Ireland
# Children At Risk In Ireland

There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari

Nov 21st 2019, 10:29 AM 9,729 Views 25 Comments

“Choking is a massive issue,” among teenagers, psychotherapist Stella O’Malley told RTÉ’s Today with SOR show.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation
# FGM
# FGM

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 25,535 Views 0 Comments

An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.

# child-abuse - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases
# Fermanagh
# Fermanagh

Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases

Oct 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 33,250 Views 7 Comments

The Fermanagh journalist details how he and the victims are exposing wrongdoing and seeking the truth. It is not just his job, but his duty, he writes.

# child-abuse - Monday 14 October, 2019

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison
# Richard Huckle
# Richard Huckle

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison

Oct 14th 2019, 8:48 PM 48,947 Views 63 Comments

Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.

# child-abuse - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child
# Late Late
# Late Late

'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child

Oct 5th 2019, 8:24 AM 68,317 Views 41 Comments

Appearing on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, the popular broadcaster said for years he blamed himself for what happened.

# child-abuse - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
# Message Encryption
# Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

Oct 4th 2019, 11:37 AM 11,605 Views 15 Comments

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

# child-abuse - Monday 16 September, 2019

Couple accused of child cruelty after daughter (9) suffered serious injuries refused bail
# Charge
# Charge

Couple accused of child cruelty after daughter (9) suffered serious injuries refused bail

Sep 16th 2019, 6:20 PM 26,594 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí launched an investigation and arrested the mother and father, aged in their thirties, last month.

# child-abuse - Friday 6 September, 2019

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme
# Caranua
# Caranua

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

Sep 6th 2019, 10:34 PM 17,684 Views 48 Comments

The majority of the money will go to the fund, while €429,000 is to be paid to the National Children’s Hospital.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner
# HIQA Inspections
# HIQA Inspections

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner

Aug 14th 2019, 11:28 AM 14,190 Views 60 Comments

Neglect and sexual abuse were among the suspected crimes that Tusla was slow to report.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse
# Damning
From The42
# Damning

Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse

Aug 6th 2019, 3:41 PM 7,190 Views 11 Comments

An independent report found that the club’s former chief scout was able to operate ‘unchallenged’, abusing boys in the 1970s.

# child-abuse - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Gardaí seize 'childlike sex doll' as 14 addresses raided around country
# Operation Ketch
# Operation Ketch

Gardaí seize 'childlike sex doll' as 14 addresses raided around country

Jul 25th 2019, 9:06 PM 43,887 Views 42 Comments

The searches, conducted between Monday and today, were carried out as part of Operation Ketch.

# child-abuse - Monday 24 June, 2019

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year
# Tusla
# Tusla

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

Jun 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,278 Views 0 Comments

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

# child-abuse - Monday 17 June, 2019

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law

Jun 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,999 Views 20 Comments

In its efforts to avoid paying compensation to victims, the State has spent €1.5 million on legal fees and re-traumatised some of its most vulnerable citizens, writes Conor O’Mahony.

# child-abuse - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case
# Systemic Failures
# Systemic Failures

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

May 23rd 2019, 4:41 PM 5,963 Views 0 Comments

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

# child-abuse - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

May 9th 2019, 11:25 AM 13,849 Views 41 Comments

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

# child-abuse - Friday 19 April, 2019

US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children
# California
# California

US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children

Apr 19th 2019, 8:00 PM 35,445 Views 29 Comments

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'

Apr 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 30,253 Views 15 Comments

Aicha Dounia was abused by her biological father from the age of four but she refuses to live a life ‘consumed by hatred’.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,324 Views 39 Comments

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# child-abuse - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way'
# Column
# Column

Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way'

Mar 17th 2019, 8:30 PM 60,571 Views 109 Comments

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy writes that the allegations are credible and consistent but cannot now be proven definitively.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images
# Operation Ketch
# Operation Ketch

Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images

Feb 5th 2019, 5:36 PM 17,467 Views 0 Comments

Twenty-three searches have been carried out by gardaí in recent days.

# child-abuse - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse
# Marie Collins
# Marie Collins

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,602 Views 20 Comments

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

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