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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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# Abuse
'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.
# Jesuits
'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"
# Abuse
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.
# ongoing trial
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.
# breaking the taboo
'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
# Abuse
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.
# belvedere college
Jesuits start redress consultation for people abused by Joseph Marmion
Marmion was a teacher at Belvedere College in Dublin from 1969 until 1978.
# Courts
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.
# Social Media
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.
# only fans
Three men arrested in Dublin over alleged plot to blackmail Only Fans content creator
Two of the men are due in court today.
# Abuse
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.
# Defence Forces
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.
# Women's Aid
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.
# Court
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.
# Domestic Abuse
Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of 'horrifically' abusing her
The actor said she was “brainwashed and manipulated” by the singer.
# Industrial School
'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.
# Tralee
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.
# Domestic Abuse
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.
# Kick Racism Out
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.
# Abuse
Karen Carney deletes account after Leeds Twitter controversy
The former England international received a barrage of abusive messages after her comments about the club.
# critics
Connacht boss Friend tells players to stay away from social media feedback
Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister has defended captain Paul Boyle on Twitter.
# Abuse
Tottenham star receives club's full support after online abuse
Steven Bergwijn was targeted on social media after he missed two one-on-ones at Anfield on Wednesday night.
# Cork
Man (70s) charged with 27 sex offences after garda probe into allegations of abuse of former scouts
It is claimed that the boys were aged between 12 and 16 at the time of the alleged offences.
# revenge porn
Pornhub deletes millions of user-generated videos after public backlash
A New York Times investigation revealed that videos on the adult-content site depicted incidents of rape and violence.
# Women's Aid
'Alarming levels': 20% of young women report intimate relationship abuse
Research also found that 1 in 2 young women abused by a partner experiences abuse online.
# Consent
McEntee wants image-based abuse to be illegal by the end of the year
People could face up to seven years in prison if they publish intimate images without consent.
# Abuse
McEntee says anyone who shares intimate images without consent 'will face serious criminal sanctions'
The justice minister said the recent sharing of images without consent has angered her and she will bring in “tough new laws”.
# Abuse
Gardaí looking into allegations that large number of images of women were shared online without their consent
An online messaging platform, Discord, deleted a server and banned users.
# Court of Appeal
'Master manipulator' who abused seven members of one family loses appeal
The man was jailed for 20 years in 2017 for a series of offences over a 17-year period.
# national archive
'The country is sick of things being brushed under the carpet': What could a national archive on abuse look like?
Survivors want Ireland to face up to its past – but there are different views on the best way to do this.
Taoiseach not anticipating 'obstacles or barriers' to publishing Mother and Baby Home report
Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
# Explainer
Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.
# Abuse
Pope removes Polish bishop following ‘cover-up’ of abuse claims against priests
The pontiff accepted the resignation of Edward Janiak as bishop of Kalisz.
# Operation Faoiseamh
There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence calls to gardaí over past year
People experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to contact gardaí.
# Report
Scouting Ireland: Report on abuse finds 'cover up' and 'cronyism'
The report by Ian Elliott was published today.
# Abuse
Gardaí contact Twitter and Data Protection Commissioner over videos of officers being abused at Covid checkpoints
A number of videos have been posted online in the last month.
# Under fire
Eight men sue Man City over Bennell abuse
The former football coach is currently serving a 30-year jail term for multiple offences.
# Domestic Violence
'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis
The Women’s Aid 24-hour national freephone helpline is available on 1800 341 900.
# tusla
Survivors group 'concerned' that alleged child abusers could be allowed interview complainants
Tusla’s new guidelines mean social workers could have to “stress test” allegations during interviews.