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# Abuse

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# Domestic 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.
# co antrim
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.
# Online abuse
RTÉ journalist experienced racist abuse online for over two years
Zainab Boladale said she has been dealing with much of the abuse since 2017.
# Sexual Abuse
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.
# 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.
# Abuse
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.
# Abuse
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.
# finné
'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.
# Courts
Co Tyrone man (61) sentenced for committing sexual offence against 8-year-old girl
Keith Lindsay was sentenced at Downpatrick Crown Court earlier today.
# Women's Aid
'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.
# Courts
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”.
# Caranua
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.
# feedback
'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.
# Allegations
Nursing home complaints: Allegations of sexual assault and unexplained injuries
The allegations are contained in documents released to under the Freedom of Information Act.
# voicemails
Brexit supporter jailed for death threats and abusive calls to 'anti-Brexit' MPs
The man has been jailed for 18 weeks.
# abuse survivors
Abuse survivors report 'huge fear' of visits to hospitals and institutions
That’s according to a new report published today.
# Court
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.
# Courts
'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.
# Sentenced
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.
# Survey
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
# Courts
Man who repeatedly sexually abused toddler jailed for 10 years
The victim said said her abuser stole her ability to love and feel her home to be a place of refuge.
# California
US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children
David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.
# Abuse
Klopp condemns 'disgusting' Salah abuse
The Liverpool manager said any supporter found guilty of racism should be handed lifetime stadium bans.
# Toxic
Leicester contact police after 'vile and disgusting' online abuse of players
The Premiership club says players’ families have also been targeted.
# Abuse
'When I hear it, it's nothing new to me. I know I'm black and I'm happy with it, I'm proud'
Raheem Sterling says walking off pitch would let racists win.
# YouTube
Adoptive mother arrested after allegedly starving and pepper spraying child YouTube stars
The Fantastic Adventures channel had more than 700,000 followers and 240 million views.
# overnight trips
Tusla denies trying to close down Scouting Ireland 'in one fell swoop'
The organisation said a letter sent to the CEO of Scouting Ireland was not meant to enter the public domain.
# Belfast
Liam Adams dies in custody of terminal cancer aged 63
The brother of Gerry Adams was serving a 16-year prison sentence for raping and abusing his daughter.
# all out battle
Pope calls child sex abuse like 'human sacrifice', vows 'all-out battle'
His address to bishops at the end of a landmark summit promised an “all-out battle” against abusive priests,
# Francis
The Vatican is hosting a major summit on its response to child abuse, but what does it hope to achieve?
The meeting takes place from 21-24 February.
# too into you
How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it
Most women who experience severe abuse in intimate relationships first do so when they are under 25.
# Abuse
'If I had a euro for every time I was called a f*cking Black and Tan or an English c**t'
Beaufort’s Welsh native Nathan Breen is bidding for the ultimate glory in Croke Park later today.
# Safeguarding
Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to HSE come from people experiencing alleged abuse
The bulk of reports of abuse come from either staff members at facilities of family members.
# Marie Collins
Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse
A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.
# Courts
Man sentenced to 12 years for abusing daughter for three years while she was a young teenager
He has been registered as a sex offender.
# Support
Psychological intervention proves 'life-changing' for women experiencing domestic abuse
They are three times more likely to suffer from depression than women in the general population.
# Illinois
Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church
The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.
# Amnesty International
Abuse on Twitter: Women of colour 34% more likely than white women to be targeted
The study found that an abusive or problematic tweet was sent to the women in the study every 30 seconds on average.
# john o'reilly
Irish-born priest may be deported from Chile after serving sentence for sexually abusing girl
John O’Reilly was convicted of sexually abusing a young girl while he was a chaplain at a prestigious school.