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# Abuse

Last year
Singer R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years over sex crimes
Kelly’s conviction was widely seen as a milestone for the #MeToo movement.
Jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused 16-year-old girl in 1975
Jurors found that the entertainer intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Judy Huth when she was a teenager.
Meath GAA air 'disgust' and condemn recent abuse
‘We would question their true intentions and if they are supporters at all.’
Dublin man jailed for abusing his sister-in-law during the late 1970s
Aileen Ryan Wright said that while the court process was difficult, she did not regret coming forward.
'Slicing myself open': Sexual abuse survivors say making statement to gardaí is re-traumatising
Participants in new research have called for reform within the criminal justice system.
Amnesty International report into Qatar World Cup work highly critical of Fifa
The organisation has been urged to do more to end abusive practices in the Qatari private security sector.
Zoom lecture on violence against women in Ireland disrupted by sexist abuse and pornography
Lecturer Dr Mary McAuliffe said she was labelled a ‘bitch’ and a ‘c**t’ by individuals who crashed the event.
Australia PM apologises for decades of abuse, bullying in parliament
The apology comes after staffer Brittany Higgins said she was raped by a colleague in 2019.
All time
The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement
Ciara McCormack on the NWSL abuse scandal and other similar controversies that have plagued sport.
'Myth-busting' crucial to combatting relationship abuse, Women's Aid research finds
Three in five young people have experienced or know someone who has experienced intimate relationship abuse.
English club hand lifetime ban to supporter who sent racist message to opposition player
The abuse came to the attention of Port Vale following their 3-2 win over Orient on 2 October.
'It's a very hostile, toxic place to come into' - Phil Jones explains why he left social media
The Man United defender, who hasn’t played since January 2020, says young players need to be mentally strong to deal with online abuse.
Chelsea working to identify fan responsible for sectarian abuse of John McGinn
The Blues have launched an investigation after a video circulated online.
'This type of hate is so exhausting and never ending' - Sloane Stephens
The 2017 champion lost to Angelique Kerber 5-7 6-2 6-3.
Wigan write letter to rival clubs over abuse of James McClean
The Ireland international re-joined the Latics from Stoke last week.
Ian Wright condemns ‘disgraceful’ behaviour as Leicester fans abuse him and Keane
Wright and Keane were working at Wembley for the Community Shield yesterday.
Former Belvedere headmaster told inquiry allegations of abuse were not properly investigated
The headmaster “believed he was acting in the interests of the institution in protecting it from scandal”.
Covid denier is a 'person of interest' in Holohan and Glynn phone harassment investigation
Senator John McGahon said Facebook has “spiralled out of control”.
'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement
The 32-year-old had announced that he was withdrawing from the Tokyo Games over the weekend.
'I was disgusted by it': Former Belvedere College pupils claim priest assaulted them
An Garda Síochána determined that a crime was committed but the priest in question died prior to a complaint being made.
An Garda Síochána determined that a crime was committed but the priest in question died prior to a complaint being made
Órla Ryan speaks to two men who say they were assaulted by Fr Brendan Kearney in the 1970s and 1980s
"He used to call the boy in question with this finger slowly - that boy would know exactly what was going on"
Ex-United boss Stoney: Trolls should be 'ashamed' following abuse over Wrexham job links
The former England defender left her role as Manchester United Women head coach last month.
Girl tells Munster trial that she does not think two of the accused did anything to her
The evidence was heard in the trial of three men and four women accused of sexually abusing three children between 2014 and 2016.
'I do not want any other child, any other young person or athlete to go through what I went through'
Psychotherapist Karen Leach shares her lived experience and explains why more must be done to prevent children being harmed.
'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'
A report by
Órla Ryan
Online abuse is now widely seen as part of the job of an elected official.
Virtual abuse is now widely seen as part of the job of being an elected official, Órla Ryan and Christina Finn write
A number of politicians speak out about the vile insults directed at them - and their children
Irish politics needs more women and minorities to run for office, Hazel Chu says
New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval
Drew Harris says Mother and Baby Home crimes 'difficult to prosecute' despite reports of rape and incest
An Garda Síochána has found “insufficient evidence” in the Commission’s report to start any criminal investigations.
Jesuits start redress consultation for people abused by Joseph Marmion
Marmion was a teacher at Belvedere College in Dublin from 1969 until 1978.
Man who abused young cousin over six-year period appeals conviction
The jury at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court found the appellant guilty in 2019.
Thierry Henry to disable social media accounts in racism protest
Fred and Jude Bellingham were the latest footballers to be targeted on Instagram last weekend.
Three men arrested in Dublin over alleged plot to blackmail Only Fans content creator
Two of the men are due in court today.
Jesuit Order names teacher who abused pupils at Belvedere College in the 1970s
Joseph Marmion was a teacher at Belvedere from 1969 until 1978. He died in 2000.
Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí
A whistleblower says a number of people have contacted him about incidents of alleged sexual abuse and assault.
Young women more at risk of intimate relationship abuse during pandemic, charity says
Women’s Aid has today launched a new campaign to support young women experiencing abuse during the pandemic.
Man who raped his daughter for 16 years and fathered her child is jailed for 16 years
The now 34-year-old woman said every day with her father felt like “a fight to survive”.
Ireland and Brighton striker Aaron Connolly deletes Twitter account after online abuse
It is the latest in a series of similar controversies in football.
Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of 'horrifically' abusing her
The actor said she was “brainwashed and manipulated” by the singer.
'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'
Joe McAveety was born in a mother and baby home and grew up in industrial schools which were rife with physical and sexual abuse.
Sentencing hearing for Irish teen who racially abused Ian Wright pushed back
Patrick O’Brien admitted sending the former footballer messages that were grossly offensive, obscene and menacing.
10-year sentence following coercive control trial 'sends a strong message' to other women
The woman, who is the man’s former partner, said she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.
Dundee condemn ‘vile racist messages’ aimed at Ireland U21 international Afolabi
The Dubliner, who is on loan from Celtic, was sent the messages after Dundee’s Scottish Cup win yesterday.
Karen Carney deletes account after Leeds Twitter controversy
The former England international received a barrage of abusive messages after her comments about the club.