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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Abuse

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# Clare
Woman who took domestic abuse survivors into her home receives volunteering award
Mary Fitzgerald founded Clare Haven Services.
# Courts
Former council worker sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse of three girls
Bartholomew Prendergast pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the offences.
# abuse claims
Máiría Cahill accuses Mary Lou McDonald of 'bluster and spin' after meeting
Cahill said she received a qualified apology from the Sinn Féin leader.
# Abuse
Mary Lou McDonald to meet with Máiría Cahill over abuse case
PSNI officers have said Sinn Féin members did not cooperate when interviewed in connection with Cahill’s allegations.
# Trauma
UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles
The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.
# Abuse
Stoke boss says McClean has received 'death threats' and 'stuff in the post' for poppy stance
‘We can’t condone certain parts of those [McClean's] actions,’ said Gary Rowett, ‘but we can understand some because the abuse is pretty bad.’
# Magdalene Laundries
'Many still don't know where loved ones are buried': Irish abuse conference happening in Boston
Minister Katherine Zappone will deliver a keynote speech at the event which is exploring adoption and institutional abuses.
# Waterford
Commission of Investigation into response to abuse allegations against Bill Kenneally to begin next week
The former sports coach is serving a 14-year prison sentence in relation to 10 counts of indecent assault against minors in the 1980s.
# Abuse
Phil Neville highlights disgraceful rape and death threats sent to England Women's players
Chelsea’s Karen Carney shared the abhorrent messages on her Instagram page.
# Pennsylvania
US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.
# Waterford
Tusla has a file from 1980s on Bill Kenneally, says abuse survivor
The 20-page file was written in the 1980s, and was brought to the attention of survivors through an FOI request.
# mother and baby home
Taoiseach to meet Catherine Corless after 'paying respects' at Tuam site
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil today that he made a private visit to Tuam on his way home from a conference in Galway recently.
# Looking Back
'It does make you stay awake at night and struggle to sleep, and not want to get up in the morning'
Ex-Ireland international Noel Hunt on persistent abuse from fans as well as highs and lows at Reading, Leeds and elsewhere in his football career.
# Church Abuse
Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?
The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.
# cabra meeting
Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'
The pope met with the bishops before heading to the airport.
# Clerical Abuse
Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed
The Tánaiste said Pope Francis is “clearly angered” by what took place.
# call to resign
Former Vatican official accuses pope of failing to act on abuse by ex-Cardinal
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has called on Pope Francis to resign.
# pope francis
Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say
The pope met a group of eight survivors this evening.
# Catholic Church
Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech
Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse during his two-day visit.
# Papal Visit
Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors
In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.
# stand for truth
Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings
Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.
# Smyllum Park
Nuns among 12 arrested in Scotland over abuse allegations
Over 10,000 children had passed through the orphanage since it was established in 1864.
# Clerical Abuse
'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter
The Pope arrives in Ireland on Saturday.
# Justice
'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí
The agency has acknowledged that it is concerned about requirements it has to inform suspects about complaints made to gardaí.
'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year'
Colm O’Gorman says he had believed Pope John Paul II when he said he loved the young people of Ireland – but instead, the pope protected his institution, not children.
# Papal Visit
Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here
A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.
Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident
The allegations are contained in documents released to under the Freedom of Information Act.
# Allegations
Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'
The Holy See’s announcement about McCarrick said that Francis was taking action.
# tuam site
'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time
How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.
# operation ketch
Gardaí seized a number of 'child sex dolls' in raids today
It is understood up to 30 homes are being targeted in today’s searches.
Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated
The man had requested the footage in order to prove he had been verbally abused by a manager.
# Christian Brothers
'I reported the teacher who abused me but he was left teaching for three years afterwards'
Damian O’Farrell was married with children when he learned that the man who repeatedly abused him when he was 12 was still teaching children.
# Adelaide
Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse
But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.
# Louth
UK businessman who targeted neglected girls jailed for abuse in Ireland
The judge said these were “grave offences” and crimes at the most serious level.
# Limerick
Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'
Thomas Hogan said that even as a child he knew the clergy ruled and that he couldn’t say anything negative about a Christian Brother.
# Family Issues
Elderly abuse victims are 'most likely to have been targeted by their sons or daughters'
A report has found that the number of men suffering from abuse increases three fold in the over 80s category.
# Cork
Abused by three men from the age of six: 'I shut down. All I know is I was crying for my mother'
John Allen first reported the abuse almost 20 years ago but feels he may need to take his case to Europe to get justice.
# Sexual Abuse
Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother
A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.
# Plaza Hotel
Man 'threatened to make personal photos of ex public after beating her up'
A judge told Christopher Lenihan he is undoubtedly facing a prison sentence.
# Limerick
Abused aged 8: 'School was about survival, I'd be looking at the teacher thinking 'just stay away''
Christopher Rainbow was abused by his teacher when he was just 8-years-old, he spent his life trying to forget about it until a knock came on his door 10 years ago.