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# Abuse

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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
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.
US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children
David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.
Klopp condemns 'disgusting' Salah abuse
The Liverpool manager said any supporter found guilty of racism should be handed lifetime stadium bans.
Leicester contact police after 'vile and disgusting' online abuse of players
The Premiership club says players’ families have also been targeted.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Woman who took domestic abuse survivors into her home receives volunteering award
Mary Fitzgerald founded Clare Haven Services.
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.
Máiría Cahill accuses Mary Lou McDonald of 'bluster and spin' after meeting
Cahill said she received a qualified apology from the Sinn Féin leader.
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.
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.
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.’
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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 compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say
The pope met a group of eight survivors this evening.
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.
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”.