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# Abuse

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Connacht boss Friend tells players to stay away from social media feedback
Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister has defended captain Paul Boyle on Twitter.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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”.
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.
'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.
'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?
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.
Pope removes Polish bishop following ‘cover-up’ of abuse claims against priests
The pontiff accepted the resignation of Edward Janiak as bishop of Kalisz.
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.
Scouting Ireland: Report on abuse finds 'cover up' and 'cronyism'
The report by Ian Elliott was published today.
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.
Eight men sue Man City over Bennell abuse
The former football coach is currently serving a 30-year jail term for multiple offences.
'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.
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.
Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago
The judge commended the bravery of the woman who came forward to report the abuse.
Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'
Under UK law, a member of the public can ask police to tell them if their partner may pose a risk to them.
Barnsley charged over alleged sectarian abuse of Ireland and Stoke winger James McClean
McClean was the target of sectarian chants in the lead-up to Remembrance Sunday.
33-year-old man arrested as part of Muckamore Abbey Hospital investigation
The investigation is the largest safeguarding investigation the PSNI has ever dealt with.
RTÉ journalist experienced racist abuse online for over two years
Zainab Boladale said she has been dealing with much of the abuse since 2017.
Government to consider statutory inquiry into Scouting Ireland after victims of sexual abuse speak out
One victim described his relationship with drugs and alcohol as a result of the abuse.
FA to investigate anti-IRA chants aimed at James McClean - reports
The Irish international was abused by sections of the home support during Stoke City’s 4-2 win over Barnsley at Oakwell.
What happened to the HSE's proposal for its own undercover investigations in care homes?
Back in 2014, then director general Tony O’Brien said it was time to look at these sorts of measures to protect vulnerable clients.
Woman raped by stepfather for years says the State failed her
Mary Manning said the abuse began when she was ten-years-old and led to the birth of her five children.
'By going public I wanted to tell other abuse victims they're not to blame'
In a new six-part documentary series, Sophia Murphy talks about how she came to terms with her father’s conviction for her sexual abuse.
Co Tyrone man (61) sentenced for committing sexual offence against 8-year-old girl
Keith Lindsay was sentenced at Downpatrick Crown Court earlier today.
'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence
The vast majority of victims are women and over half are abused in their own home.
Mother to stand trial accused of putting her daughter at risk of sexual abuse by her husband
The woman, 28, allegedly knew the man and her child were engaged in “certain sexual activities”.
Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme
The majority of the money will go to the fund, while €429,000 is to be paid to the National Children’s Hospital.
'A lot of the criticism quite annoyed me because I felt a lot of it was unfair'
The 23-year-old Ireland wing says he reads everything that’s written about him.
Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
The allegations are contained in documents released to under the Freedom of Information Act.
Brexit supporter jailed for death threats and abusive calls to 'anti-Brexit' MPs
The man has been jailed for 18 weeks.
Abuse survivors report 'huge fear' of visits to hospitals and institutions
That’s according to a new report published today.
Woman at centre of alleged abuse 'horror story' tells judge she needs future supports
The 18-year-old has told the court she will need support to assist her in dealing with criminal proceedings brought against her alleged attackers.
'I just wanted to lie down and die so the pain would stop': Mother of abuse victim after cousin is sentenced to prison
Mr Justice Michael White condemned the “particularly severe and horrendous” nature of the abuse as he sentenced the man to 10 years in prison.
Ex-football coach Bob Higgins jailed for 24 years for abusing boys
He was convicted of 45 offences of indecent assault on 23 May 2019.
10% of Irish people reported witnessing adult abuse last year, research shows
Only 3% of those who witnessed abuse reported it to an authority such as the HSE or gardaí