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# neglect - Friday 20 March, 2020

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

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

# neglect - 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.

# neglect - Friday 21 September, 2018

Farmer found guilty after almost 40 dogs chained and neglected on property

The man received a fine of €1,150.

# neglect - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Dublin couple jailed over systematic neglect and physical abuse of the man's young daughter

The now 16-year-old had 46 separate injuries all over her body when she was examined by medical practitioners in 2008.

# neglect - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel

A number of animals were also seized by authorities.

# neglect - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Nearly 20,000 reports of suspected child abuse were made to Tusla last year

This represents a 5% increase from 2015 figures.

# neglect - Monday 12 June, 2017

Almost 8,000 cases of adult abuse reported to HSE last year

The most common type of abuse among 18-64 years olds was physical 48%, psychological 24% and sexual abuse 11%.

# neglect - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Beaten, neglected, left home alone - The report 'every parent in the country needs to read'

A shocking report published yesterday highlights cases of abuse and neglect of children in this country – and the State’s efforts to protect them.

# neglect - Sunday 2 April, 2017

In Casablanca, locals are building shanty towns on the rooftops of historic apartment buildings

A housing crisis has led Moroccans to cobble together makeshift homes.

# neglect - Sunday 26 March, 2017

At crisis point: Over €1 million spent to destroy 2,000 horses in Dublin

There were 4,923 horses seized across Ireland in just one year and most were put down.

# neglect - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Boy in Belgian hospital after being left on freezing balcony for 15 hours as 'punishment'

The six-year-old was dressed in just his pyjamas.

# neglect - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Father sentenced to nine years after force feeding his three-year-old son to death

The court heard that the father would mix together cereal and bread with milk and then place his son upon his lap and force him to drink the mixture.

# neglect - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

# neglect - Monday 7 December, 2015

Beating, pinching, deliberate poisoning - 19,000 reports of child abuse made in Ireland every year

The largest number of referrals relate to concerns about emotional abuse.

# neglect - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Appeal by couple convicted of letting MS sufferer die with 'maggots in her infected bedsores'

They contend the jury should have been allowed to consider the HSE’s alleged culpability in the death of immobile MS sufferer Evelyn Joel.

# neglect - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Care order issued 'without question' as hungry children found living in cold, filthy conditions

The case was outlined in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# neglect - Sunday 6 September, 2015

# neglect - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer

After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.

# neglect - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Unnerving' proposal could see sexual abuse victims be questioned by alleged abusers

Social workers say they feel “ethically compromised” by the suggestion.

# neglect - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Toddler in Utah horrifically 'beaten to death over a dirty nappy'

Toddler in Utah horrifically 'beaten to death over a dirty nappy'

“There are no words for what this baby went through and the pain he suffered.”

# neglect - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Horse rescue shelter appeals for missing ponies Bam Bam and Tyson to be returned

The two ponies were lent out to a foster home, but have since gone missing.

# neglect - Friday 16 May, 2014

Abuse, violence, mental health: Children in Ireland called for help 664,000 times last year

Figures from Childline indicate children are more comfortable talking about mental health on the web, with 20 per cent of online contacts relating to this area.

# neglect - Friday 21 March, 2014

Irish children are dying from neglect and abuse

That’s according to a new report from the European Child Safety Alliance.

# neglect - Saturday 25 January, 2014

How could you not adopt one of these dogs? Dog Day Afternoon This post contains images

How could you not adopt one of these dogs?

Warning: Candidates in today’s Galway adoption day making puppy dog eyes at you.

# neglect - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

If you see children begging on the street, the ISPCC want you to report it

The society’s Leanbh service wants members of the public to contact their out of hours service or gardaí if they see children begging.

# neglect - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Column: ‘I find it upsetting that you can legally strike your children as a form of discipline’

Ireland needs to follow the lead of other countries and make corporal punishment illegal, writes Tanya Ward.

# neglect - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

African children are 20 times more likely to be taken into care - report

The Child Care Law Reporting Project described the figures as “striking” and questioned the effect of the direct provision system on child welfare.

# neglect - Monday 16 September, 2013

Kenny: We have failed too many children

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

# neglect - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Seven cases of sexual abuse reported in direct provision hostels in 2012

The average time spent in direct provision hostels has increased, but the numbers in the centres has declined.

# neglect - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Cabinet 'to make decision on Bethany Home next week'

The survivors who lived in the home have been calling for a number of years for redress and an apology for their time there.

# neglect - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Report criticises HSE response to child neglect cases

The review of almost 100 cases found the extent of neglect was poorly documented in many social workers’ initial reports.

# neglect - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Consideration on Bethany Home redress to be concluded 'in weeks'

Bethany survivor Derek Leinster said it is “breathtaking” and “great news” that an apology and redress could be on its way.

# neglect - Sunday 21 April, 2013

"Against all the odds, I survived": Bethany Home survivors tell their stories

Two men who spent time in the Bethany Home as children spoke to about the neglect they say they experienced there.

# neglect - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week

All six horses had died or had to be humanely destroyed because of starvation and neglect.

# neglect - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# neglect - Saturday 19 January, 2013

25 puppies surrendered to Dogs Trust in 6 days

Some of the puppies were left in bags in a graveyard and along a canal while others arrived with serious burns on their paws from standing in their own urine.

# neglect - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

TD says Hogan has neglected scheme for disadvantaged urban areas

The Minister has said the phasing out of city council and development boards will have implications for the programme.

# neglect - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected

They said they had seen other staff members neglecting the residents, while a quarter said they had seen psychologically abusive acts take place.

# neglect - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals

The majority of alleged victims were aged over 80, female, and had reportedly been neglected or abused by a relative.

# neglect - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Three-year-old girl 'died after being locked in freezing bedroom'

The toddler’s younger sister survived but suffered extreme hypothermia, authorities in Alaska said.

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