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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Abuse

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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.
Nuns among 12 arrested in Scotland over abuse allegations
Over 10,000 children had passed through the orphanage since it was established in 1864.
'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter
The Pope arrives in Ireland on Saturday.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse
But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother
A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.
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.
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.
Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s
Bryan Davies lured teenage boys to his room by offering them alcohol or cigarettes.
US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims
Victims welcomed the settlement with relief but stressed that their emotional scars have remained.
Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year
72% of phone calls answered by the charity came from males.
Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse
Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.
After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign
The thirty-four bishops tendered their resignations today.
'Three men abused me but 46 years later, I'm still fighting the State'
‘Instead of standing right beside me, the State has stood right in front of me and blocked me every way and it’s going to fight me all the way to Europe.’
'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children
The legislation gives extra support to survivors.
Clare teenager thought about killing his mother to end 'years of abuse' against him and siblings
The woman is to be sentenced next month.
HSE apologises 'unreservedly' to women raped while they were children in foster care
“It’s not a life, I’m doing the prison sentence.”
'Nothing changes, nothing gets done' - Ireland star shares new racist abuse
Cyrus Christie was also subject to racist taunting last November.
Trump declares April 'Sexual Assault Awareness' month
“Sexual assault crimes remain tragically common in our society,” said the US president.
Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'
The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.
Zappone to commission review into 'complex' child abuse case
The case is believed to involve a number of children.
Solicitor says child sexual exploitation allegations in UK town 'tip of the iceberg'
Nazir Afzal – who has overseen similar high profile cases in the UK – said he knew “more would come out”.
Mary McAleese's brother calls for people who knew of priest's abuse to come forward
Clem Leneghan said he does not want his story to take the spotlight away from where it belongs.
Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'
“My mother, almost 90 years of age, had to discover that from the Belfast Telegraph three weeks ago.”
Boys account for a third of online abuse images and often suffer the worst horrors
A new study has been produced based on a review of over a million images and videos.
Michael Colgan denies allegations of bullying and harassment in Gate workplace report
A report has been published today.
11 people arrested in connection with suspected child exploitation released without charge
Files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners
Up to last year, if a patient qualified under their spouse or partner’s benefit, they simply had to sign a form at the clinic.