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# abuse-claims - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Máiría Cahill accuses Mary Lou McDonald of 'bluster and spin' after meeting

Cahill said she received a qualified apology from the Sinn Féin leader.

# abuse-claims - Friday 3 March, 2017

Jane Fonda reveals she was raped and sexually abused as a child

The 79-year-old actress did not reveal who was responsible for the abuse.

# abuse-claims - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

No charges to be filed against Brad Pitt over mistreatment allegations

Social workers also cleared the 52-year-old of wrongdoing following interviews with the couple, their children and witnesses.

# abuse-claims - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Children left with foster family for years after serious sex abuse allegations

An RTÉ programme alleged children were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

# abuse-claims - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Ted Heath accused of raping 12-year-old boy Abuse Claims This post contains videos

Ted Heath accused of raping 12-year-old boy

Now 64, he said he was later “fobbed off” by social workers.

# abuse-claims - Friday 5 June, 2015

Children's charity slams Facebook over screaming baby video

A spokesperson for Facebook had said that the video was not in breach of its rules and “depicts a form of baby yoga”.

# abuse-claims - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Paudie McGahon's alleged abuser was on Gerry Adams list

The list of abusers was given anonymously to the Sinn Féin leader.

# abuse-claims - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Mary Lou: Anybody who rapes a child can't call themselves a republican

The Sinn Féin deputy leader has been making her first public comments on the latest abuse claims.

# abuse-claims - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Sinn Féin MP apologises for controversial 'load of rubbish' tweet

The tweet was sent after the BBC programme aired new claims about abuse in the republican movement last night.

# abuse-claims - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Gerry Adams: I've given the guards names of alleged IRA sex offenders

Adams discussed the Mairia Cahill controversy in an interview with this week.

# abuse-claims - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Gerry Adams says Sinead O'Connor needs to take Sinn Féin abuse allegations to gardaí

The Sinn Féin president was responding to the singer’s claims she was molested by a member of the party when she was a child.

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I've ever seen Care Homes This post contains videos

Leo: The Áras Attracta abuse is the worst I've ever seen

The Health Minister has been speaking about the shocking footage broadcast by RTÉ last week.

# abuse-claims - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Sinn Féin has complained about 'defamatory allegations' from Joan Burton

The party has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett over last week’s row at Leaders’ Questions.

# abuse-claims - Sunday 23 November, 2014

'An investigation into IRA abuse allegations is needed to realise the scale of it'

Maíria Cahill spoke last night to RTÉ’s Saturday Night Show.

# abuse-claims - Thursday 13 November, 2014

"I smile easily" - Mary Lou denies "smirking" at Mairia Cahill during abuse debate

Cahill also claims the Dublin TD laughed and checked her phone during speeches.

Leo: Gerry Adams has quite an opinion of himself

“This is a man who likes to compare himself to Mandela, he is now comparing himself to Michael Collins.”

# abuse-claims - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

TD will give gardaí names of eight sex abusers that IRA allegedly moved to Republic

Micheál Martin said that as many as 28 victims are now considering coming forward.

In full: Enda Kenny's speech accusing Sinn Féin of moving sex abusers to the South

There was a heated three-hour debate in the Dáil today, stemming from allegations made by Maíria Cahill.

Mary Lou says she 'would walk through the hot coals of hell to protect children'

She added that Maíria Cahill made a brave decision to come forward.

Micheál Martin tells Dáil of 'harrowing' sexual abuse suffered by two brothers

“These are not isolated cases. They are the tip of an iceberg.”

State of the Nation: Why it's going to be a difficult day for Sinn Féin

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# abuse-claims - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Enda Kenny: Gerry Adams must tell us where child abusers were moved

The Taoiseach said the Sinn Féin leader was “somebody who knows quite a lot about the IRA movement.”

# abuse-claims - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Four accused by Mairia Cahill are refusing to meet Enda Kenny

Gerry Adams has said he’s “not surprised.”

# abuse-claims - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Enda Kenny has 'absolutely no problem' meeting four involved in Maíria Cahill case

The Taoiseach will meet with the four people named in the BBC Spotlight programme that sparked the controversy.

# abuse-claims - Monday 27 October, 2014

How much more damage can the Maíria Cahill controversy inflict on Sinn Féin?

Analysis: Two opinion polls over the weekend will not make great reading for Gerry Adams’s party.

Maíria Cahill: I am now homeless and in debt

The woman who alleges she was raped by a senior member of the IRA says going public has come at a great cost to her.

# abuse-claims - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Ó Caoláin: 'If it did happen, then that is an outrage'

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said it wasn’t good enough for Sinn Féin to take a step back from the Mairia Cahill scandal.

# abuse-claims - Friday 24 October, 2014

Solicitors for group accused by Maíria Cahill claim Enda is holding 'kangaroo courts'

“Processes have been undermined before they have even begun.”

# abuse-claims - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Mairía Cahill blog allegations 'shameful and cruel'

Cahill called on Sinn Féin to condemn the post.

State of the Nation: What effect will Maíria Cahill's claims have on Sinn Féin?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# abuse-claims - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

'The story that Maíria Cahill has to tell is not just powerful, it will have serious consequences'

The Belfast woman who claims she was raped by an IRA member met with Enda Kenny this morning.

Four accused by Mairia Cahill respond to allegations

A statement from solicitors representing Padraic Wilson, Seamus Finucane, Briege Wright and Maura McCrory has responded to the “unprecedented media onslaught”.

Enda Kenny meeting Maíria Cahill after war of words with Gerry Adams

Yesterday, the Taoiseach said no member of Sinn Féin could guarantee there was no cover-up of abuse.

# abuse-claims - Monday 20 October, 2014

'Despicable' and 'mischievous': Taoiseach and Gerry Adams in war of words

The exchange surrounds the handling of Maíria Cahill’s claims that she was raped by a member of the IRA and then interrogated by the organisation.

# abuse-claims - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth Spotlight This post contains videos

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth

The Sinn Féin deputy leader has defended Adams in the wake of claims about how he dealt with abuse allegations in the republican movement.

# abuse-claims - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Pearse Doherty: ‘The claims by Micheál Martin are unfounded and untrue’

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson has hit back at the Fianna Fáil leader over claims he made about the Republican movement last night.

McDonald says Micheál Martin is 'scapegoating' Gerry Adams

The Sinn Féin deputy leader has mounted a strong defence of her party president this morning.

# abuse-claims - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims

The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.

# abuse-claims - Friday 8 November, 2013

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Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar's side in worker abuse claims

‘I have listened to the ding from lots critics and I am going to Qatar to listen to the dong.’

# abuse-claims - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Jimmy Savile's former driver charged with rape

Ray Teret charged with multiple counts of rape and assault on 15 accusers who were all under age of 16 at time.

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