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#Child Abuse

# child-abuse - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

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

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

“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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

# child-abuse - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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

Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

# child-abuse - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m

The awards are made to those abused while resident in industrial schools.

# child-abuse - Saturday 17 November, 2018

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles

The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused

The pilot programme will run in Galway in the new year.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises

Digital material, computers and mobile phones were seized in the searches which took place over the last five days.

# child-abuse - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'

The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Germany jails couple who sold son to paedophiles online for more than two years

The court found that the unemployed couple had sexually assaulted the boy, now 10 and sold him on the so-called darknet.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

# child-abuse - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Gardaí seized a number of 'child sex dolls' in raids today

It is understood up to 30 homes are being targeted in today’s searches.

# child-abuse - Monday 18 June, 2018

Man to be sentenced next month for possessing almost 1,000 child abuse images

Some of the children depicted were no older than two-years-old.

# child-abuse - Friday 8 June, 2018

Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother

A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.

# child-abuse - Friday 1 June, 2018

Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s

Bryan Davies lured teenage boys to his room by offering them alcohol or cigarettes.

# child-abuse - Friday 11 May, 2018

'Truly dreadful': Dublin man (20) jailed for possession of graphic child abuse images

Over 5,000 images and 328 videos were found on the man’s computer during a Garda raid of his Dublin home.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

# child-abuse - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

# child-abuse - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Mother arrested in US after video of infant smoking cigar goes viral online

The Raleigh Police Department has said that the child is now safe.

# child-abuse - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Boys account for a third of online abuse images and often suffer the worst horrors

A new study has been produced based on a review of over a million images and videos.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

11 people arrested in connection with suspected child exploitation released without charge

Files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years

John O’Donoghue, aged 38, also distributed illegal images and movies via email.

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