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# physical abuse

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# Allegations
New York City Ballet leader Peter Martin retires amid sexual harassment allegations
The 71-year-old stands accused by two dozen dancers of verbal and physical abuse.
# camphill kilkenny
Volunteer accused of abuse was allowed to keep working at disability service for years
Hiqa found that management at Camphill in Kilkenny repeatedly failed to address safeguarding of residents.
# Foster Care
Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996
The cases of four other service users were formally identified by An Garda Síochána.
# Northern Ireland
'Unspeakable cruelty and vicious abuse' - historical abuse inquiry releases damning report
The greatest number of complaints relate to four Catholic-run homes in the North.
# Sexual Abuse
TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case
The whistleblower alleges the manager “fabricated” information about her.
# Foster Care
HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"
The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.
# Child Abuse
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.
# Vulnerable
Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla
A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.
# Children
Gardaí examining new allegations of sexual and physical abuse at school
Micheál Martin said the abuse happened as recently as 2006.
# Rubane House
Inquiry hears 1 in 5 boys at Co Down children's home say they were abused
It also heard that paedophile priest, Father Brendan Smyth, was among the offenders.
Opinion: 'On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times'
In my opinion, all victims of domestic abuse should be encouraged to approach the Gardai – regardless of gender.
Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions
It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.
Column: I’ve been the bullied and the bully – and here’s my advice to young people
When we teach children to ignore bullies, we teach them how to hide their anger from the people who are hurting them. In turn, their self-esteem can be eroded to the extent that asserting themselves is unimaginable, writes Clare Hartwieg.
Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn't talked about – but it's real
When my girlfriend became abusive I didn’t know what to do. I felt scared and alone – but I also felt that I had to be a representative for other gay people, and that admitting to what was happening would let others down.
# Elder Abuse
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.
Column: We know the horrific details of clerical abuse - but do we understand why it flourished?
Amnesty International Ireland director Colm O’Gorman explains the responsibility we all have to create a society where abuse can’t exist on an industrial scale, as detailed in the ‘In Plain Sight’ report.