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# Abuse

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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.
Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody
He pleaded guilty to the production, possession and distribution of child pornography, along with sexually exploiting minors.
Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year
A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam is now spreading.
Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter
The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.
Teenage sex abuse victim felt 'used liked a puppet' by man who blackmailed her over two years
Alan Feehily was described as “pure evil” by his victim.
265 people have come forward as victims of USA Gymnastics doctor
Last week, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing girls.
27-year-old charged after raping eight-month-old cousin in India
The baby is currently recovering in hospital.
Being punched, having your hand stood on and death threats - the life of a Dublin clamper
One of the most chilling threats came from a doctor who said, “I hope I never see you in A&E.”
Sexual abuse victim tells ex-US team doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'
Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing.
Bill Kenneally's 'forgotten victims' want to know how that 'horrible monster got away with it for so long'
The government has said it will launch an inquiry – but there is no start date as yet.
Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.
Three women accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape
The 60-year-old hip-hop legend denied the rape accusations, which date back to 1988.
Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years
The 42-year-old man was aware the 13-year-old boy had recently come out as gay and that he had been a victim of previous sexual abuse.
Met Opera suspends conductor James Levine following multiple sexual misconduct claims
Met officials said they were launching an investigation.
Chinese kindergarten teacher used needles to 'discipline' children for not sleeping
The case prompted Chinese authorities to call for an “immediate” investigation into all kindergartens across the country.
Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'
A new Amnesty International report has said Rohingya treatment amounts to apartheid.
Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians
The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.
Actress sues Harvey Weinstein for alleged rape in 2016
The woman, who has remained anonymous, met with Weinstein to discuss a part in the TV series Marco Polo.
'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals
The Association of Catholic Priests is launching therapy sessions for the mental wellbeing of priests.
Huge spike in steroid use despite side effects such as stunted growth and baldness
Gardaí believe about a dozen gyms in Dublin city centre and northside have been used as selling points.
Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case
The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.
'Launching bottles and other objects from up in the stands makes you cowards, not hard men' - McClean
BBC’s Match of the Day programme was also criticised by the Ireland star.
English couple who livestreamed abuse of a child jailed for a combined 17 years
The FBI alerted Devon and Cornwall Police who started an investigation into the couple.
HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly
Tony O’Brien was told by one committee member that he is pre-empting the work of the inquiry.
Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences
The former sports journalist groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.
Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Maroney reveals she was molested by US team doctor
Larry Nassar is facing trial on more than 20 counts of sexual assault.
'We need to lift the lid on financial abuse of older people'
Research suggests that up to 10% of older adults may experience financial abuse.
The Harvey Weinstein controversy: A timeline of the powerful producer's rapid downfall
Last Thursday, The New York Times published an investigation into years’ worth of assault allegations.
'People want to help, but they're fearful': What's the best way to offer support to an abuse victim?
Over 300,000 people in Ireland have been severely abused by a partner at some point in their lives.
Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears
The woman is seeking leave to challenge the legality of a decision refusing her permission to remain in Ireland.
'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings
The woman, whose records were lost by the HSE/Tusla for over three years, says she feels the latest ombudsman report into Tusla’s complaints procedures won’t change anything.
'Presumed innocence': Top Vatican cardinal denies all charges of child sex abuse on first appearance in court
Cardinal George Pell made the denials despite the fact no pleas were required to be entered on his first appearance in Australian court.
Poll: Do you think Ireland's criminal legal aid system is being abused?
Fine Gael Senator John O’Mahony argued this morning that the system in place in Ireland is in need of an overhaul.
Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges
The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.
'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN
A report launched today criticises the State’s treatment of victims, which it says has caused further trauma.