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# Abuse

This week
3rd December 2023 - 8th December 2023
World Cup final TMO steps away from Test rugby over 'torrent of online abuse'
Tom Foley received death threats after the showpiece between South Africa and New Zealand.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Farrell's mental health decision 'a watershed moment' - Gatland
Wales manager and former Lions coach backs Farrell’s decision to step away from International rugby.
October 2023
Spanish clergy sexually abused over 200,000 children, independent commission estimates
The revelations in Spain are the latest to rock the Roman Catholic Church after a series of scandals around the world.
American woman who claims abuse videos of her appeared on porn websites seeks damages in Irish court
The woman claims that that she was drugged and raped by a man when she was a minor.
Olympic champion Ingebrigtsen accuses father of abuse
His father and former coach Gjert denies the charge.
Springboks condemn disgusting death threat sent to Reinach
A French supporter threatened the scrum-half and his family.
Former Christian Brother (87) jailed for 4.5 years for sexual abuse of 19 boys
A number of the man’s victims described how he ruined their education, and how the abuse they suffered had life-long impacts.
Gardaí submit 13 files on Spiritan abuse to Director of Public Prosecutions
The Spiritan congregation, formerly the Holy Ghost Fathers, gave a public apology to victims last year.
This year
Harry Maguire’s mother condemns ‘disgraceful’ abuse
The Manchester United centre-back won his 59th cap as a substitute in England’s 3-1 friendly win against Scotland.
Japan's biggest boy band agency admits founder sexually abused young aspiring stars
Allegations were first made against Johnny Kitagawa decades ago.
Donegal man jailed for 10 and half years for rape and sexual abuse of daughter
Karen Harkin, now 22, waived her anonymity so her father Michael Carter can be named.
McDonald’s to investigate allegations woman was taunted after being raped by co-worker
Ciara Mangan said she was taunted at work with ‘rape songs’ and ‘rape comments’ after an attack by a co-worker.
Government announces tribunal of inquiry into how Defence abuse allegations were handled
The Tribunal and oversight body announcement are key recommendations in the Independent Review Group report examining alleged abuse in the Irish military.
Ireland U21 international Sinclair Armstrong proud for not punching alleged racial abuser
The Republic of Ireland U21s’ game against Kuwait U22s in Austria last month was abandoned after 60 minutes because of the alleged incident.
'Significant' increase in allegations of Catholic Church abuse reported to safeguard board
The National Board for Safeguard Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has published its annual report.
‘People are getting phone calls in the middle of the night… A lot of that goes unnoticed’
Gerard Perry and Sean Slattery discuss the various challenges and worrying instances of violence involving referees.
Man attacks statue at BBC building with hammer and chisel
The sculpture was made by Eric Gill, who is said to have sexually abused two of his daughters.
'It was about his family' - Leeds fans' abuse of Bamford condemned
Sam Allardyce also wants ‘the police to do a lot more’ on the issue.
Woman testifies her father and brothers raped her weekly for years in child sex abuse trial
The alleged offences occurred between 1999 and 2005 in various locations around the country.
Ex-Ombudsman: Military monitoring group may have been shelved by Government to save money in 2018
Paulyn Marrinan-Quinn, SC, was speaking at the annual delegate conference of PDFORRA
Sexual and domestic abuse victims can feel 'belittled' by social workers, report finds
Victims interviewed by the National Women’s Council said that feeling blamed by professionals made them want to abandon court proceedings.
Further engagement promised with Women of Honour after draft terms of reference circulated
Minister of Defence Micheál Martin met with six representative groups today.
James McClean highlights more anti-Irish abuse as he blasts 'useless' English FA
Lancashire Police are also carrying out inquiries into Saturday’s incident at Blackpool.
President feels sense of 'shame' over abuse probe findings but warns issues extend beyond military
Michael D Higgins welcomed the report and paid tribute to those who came forward to raise their concerns and experiences.
Minister tells Grace case inquiry it is 'imperative' it completes report within 12 months
Minister tells Commission it is ‘fair and reasonable’ that work can be completed within the timeframe.
Tom Clonan: Defence Forces are deeply misogynistic and an unsafe workplace for women and men
Today’s report is a profound indictment of the toxic workplace culture of Óglaigh na hÉireann, Tom Clonan writes.
Man caught with child abuse material after sexually assaulting child gets suspended sentence
Gardaí searched the home of Stephen Gregan (42) after receiving a complaint he had sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl while she was out shopping with friends.
Report finds that Defence officials acted appropriately in investigating sexual abuse claims
The period covered by the allegations is from the 1950s to 1994.
Inquiry launched into sexual abuse at schools run by religious orders
The Education Minister said that the inquiry would be survivor-led.
Man who sexually abused his sister during childhood sentenced to eight years
As a child she had attempted to tell her parents what was happening to her but was disbelieved, the court heard.
Anne Rabbitte says she considered quitting politics after excrement thrown at her at meeting
Rabbitte said that she had been limiting public appearances since the incident at a meeting in her constituency in Gort.
Opinion: As Valentine's Day approaches, spot the romanticisation of stalking in popular culture
Members of the Active*Consent team take a look at how popular movies can make behaviours like stalking look ‘romantic’.
Last year
Opinion: Child Marriage - a human rights violation happening every two seconds
Carole Wickham of Plan International Ireland outlines the needless suffering of so many young girls and what can be done to prevent it.
Majority of Irish people agree that pornography is harming society, Women's Aid report finds
Women were more likely than men to believe that pornography was detrimental to young people.
Individual in leadership role at Blackrock College 'was told of abuse allegations in 2002', Dáil hears
Labour leader Ivana Bacik claimed that survivors who approached the individual were told to “go away” and return with “proof and a solicitor”.
Spiritans abuse survivor says 'balance of power' has changed as he urges more to come forward
The leader of the Spiritans in Ireland, Father Martin Kelly, also issued an apology to all victims on behalf of the order.
Security guard jailed for sexually abusing his younger sister for nearly two decades
The complainant told investigators that her older brother had sexually molested her on an almost daily basis
Vatican to launch preliminary abuse investigation into French cardinal
Jean-Pierre Ricard, a long-standing bishop of Bordeaux, admitted to a “reprehensible” act on a 14-year-old.
Man sentenced to six years for assaulting and threatening to kill his pregnant partner
The court heard that the man committed numerous offences while on bail and in breach of a protection order
'This is xenophobic abuse James McClean is getting every single week and nothing is done'
Treatment of the Irish player ‘does make you question whether sectarianism is taken as seriously as all the other abuses that go on.”