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#Child Abuse

# child-abuse - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters
# Courts
# Courts

Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters

Feb 11th 2021, 9:21 PM 58,748 Views 0 Comments

Justice Owens imposed 14 years imprisonment and suspended the final two years on strict conditions.

# child-abuse - Saturday 30 January, 2021

'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'
# Industrial School
# Industrial School

'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'

Jan 30th 2021, 10:30 AM 140,109 Views 30 Comments

Joe McAveety was born in a mother and baby home and grew up in industrial schools which were rife with physical and sexual abuse.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers

Nov 18th 2020, 2:51 PM 27,350 Views 15 Comments

Cora Desmond has spoken about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Bridget Kenneally.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Retired doctor who abused seven boys loses appeal against conviction
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Retired doctor who abused seven boys loses appeal against conviction

Nov 17th 2020, 2:07 PM 28,711 Views 0 Comments

The doctor was jailed for four years in February of last year.

# child-abuse - Friday 24 April, 2020

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 36,998 Views 16 Comments

Sarah Hughes, a Childline volunteer, says some children are trapped in abusive homes during Covid-19.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19
# Trapped With Tormentors
# Trapped With Tormentors

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

Apr 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 30,935 Views 10 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

# child-abuse - Friday 20 March, 2020

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools

Mar 20th 2020, 6:02 PM 31,182 Views 15 Comments

The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009
# Michael O'brien
# Michael O'brien

'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009

Mar 4th 2020, 11:11 AM 35,037 Views 44 Comments

Michael O’Brien created one of the most powerful moments in Irish television, when he passionately told his story on RTÉ in 2009.

# child-abuse - Monday 2 March, 2020

Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done
# States Of Fear
# States Of Fear

Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done

Updated Mar 2nd 2020, 2:51 PM 19,614 Views 15 Comments

As RTÉ examines the legacy of States of Fear, 21 years on, Sheila Ahern discusses the landmark documentary and the late Mary Raftery, its producer.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Police in Manchester apologise to children abused 'in plain sight' by grooming gangs
# Greater Manchester
# Greater Manchester

Police in Manchester apologise to children abused 'in plain sight' by grooming gangs

Jan 14th 2020, 10:09 PM 27,730 Views 58 Comments

Greater Manchester Police’s re-launched investigation has identified 53 potential victims.

# child-abuse - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland
# Safeguarding
# Safeguarding

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Dec 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,300 Views 8 Comments

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report

Nov 26th 2019, 7:48 AM 9,038 Views 7 Comments

Mr Justice Ryan said the claim that 170,000 were admitted to institutional school is, in fact, closer to 42,000.

# child-abuse - Thursday 21 November, 2019

There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari
# Children At Risk In Ireland
# Children At Risk In Ireland

There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari

Nov 21st 2019, 10:29 AM 9,664 Views 25 Comments

“Choking is a massive issue,” among teenagers, psychotherapist Stella O’Malley told RTÉ’s Today with SOR show.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation
# FGM
# FGM

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 25,392 Views 11 Comments

An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.

# child-abuse - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases
# Fermanagh
# Fermanagh

Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases

Oct 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 32,807 Views 7 Comments

The Fermanagh journalist details how he and the victims are exposing wrongdoing and seeking the truth. It is not just his job, but his duty, he writes.

# child-abuse - Monday 14 October, 2019

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison
# Richard Huckle
# Richard Huckle

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison

Oct 14th 2019, 8:48 PM 48,800 Views 62 Comments

Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.

# child-abuse - Saturday 5 October, 2019

'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child
# Late Late
# Late Late

'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child

Oct 5th 2019, 8:24 AM 68,141 Views 41 Comments

Appearing on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, the popular broadcaster said for years he blamed himself for what happened.

# child-abuse - Friday 4 October, 2019

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
# Message Encryption
# Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

Oct 4th 2019, 11:37 AM 11,586 Views 15 Comments

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

# child-abuse - Monday 16 September, 2019

Couple accused of child cruelty after daughter (9) suffered serious injuries refused bail
# Charge
# Charge

Couple accused of child cruelty after daughter (9) suffered serious injuries refused bail

Sep 16th 2019, 6:20 PM 26,319 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí launched an investigation and arrested the mother and father, aged in their thirties, last month.

# child-abuse - Friday 6 September, 2019

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme
# Caranua
# Caranua

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

Sep 6th 2019, 10:34 PM 17,622 Views 48 Comments

The majority of the money will go to the fund, while €429,000 is to be paid to the National Children’s Hospital.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner
# HIQA Inspections
# HIQA Inspections

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner

Aug 14th 2019, 11:28 AM 13,812 Views 60 Comments

Neglect and sexual abuse were among the suspected crimes that Tusla was slow to report.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse
# Damning
From The42
# Damning

Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse

Aug 6th 2019, 3:41 PM 7,114 Views 11 Comments

An independent report found that the club’s former chief scout was able to operate ‘unchallenged’, abusing boys in the 1970s.

# child-abuse - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Gardaí seize 'childlike sex doll' as 14 addresses raided around country
# Operation Ketch
# Operation Ketch

Gardaí seize 'childlike sex doll' as 14 addresses raided around country

Jul 25th 2019, 9:06 PM 43,596 Views 42 Comments

The searches, conducted between Monday and today, were carried out as part of Operation Ketch.

# child-abuse - Monday 24 June, 2019

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year
# Tusla
# Tusla

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

Jun 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,080 Views 0 Comments

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

# child-abuse - Monday 17 June, 2019

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law

Jun 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,925 Views 20 Comments

In its efforts to avoid paying compensation to victims, the State has spent €1.5 million on legal fees and re-traumatised some of its most vulnerable citizens, writes Conor O’Mahony.

# child-abuse - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case
# Systemic Failures
# Systemic Failures

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

May 23rd 2019, 4:41 PM 5,935 Views 0 Comments

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

# child-abuse - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

May 9th 2019, 11:25 AM 13,797 Views 41 Comments

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

# child-abuse - Friday 19 April, 2019

US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children
# California
# California

US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children

Apr 19th 2019, 8:00 PM 35,343 Views 29 Comments

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'

Apr 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 28,492 Views 15 Comments

Aicha Dounia was abused by her biological father from the age of four but she refuses to live a life ‘consumed by hatred’.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,304 Views 39 Comments

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# child-abuse - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way'
# Column
# Column

Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way'

Mar 17th 2019, 8:30 PM 60,500 Views 109 Comments

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy writes that the allegations are credible and consistent but cannot now be proven definitively.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images
# Operation Ketch
# Operation Ketch

Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images

Feb 5th 2019, 5:36 PM 17,279 Views 0 Comments

Twenty-three searches have been carried out by gardaí in recent days.

# child-abuse - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse
# Marie Collins
# Marie Collins

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,574 Views 20 Comments

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m
# Pay Outs
# Pay Outs

Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m

Nov 20th 2018, 8:55 PM 10,020 Views 19 Comments

The awards are made to those abused while resident in industrial schools.

# child-abuse - Saturday 17 November, 2018

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles
# Trauma
# Trauma

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles

Nov 17th 2018, 4:00 PM 9,095 Views 0 Comments

The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused
# One House
# One House

New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused

Oct 30th 2018, 2:39 PM 6,954 Views 9 Comments

The pilot programme will run in Galway in the new year.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises
# Operation Ketch
# Operation Ketch

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises

Oct 2nd 2018, 1:30 PM 27,243 Views 49 Comments

Digital material, computers and mobile phones were seized in the searches which took place over the last five days.

# child-abuse - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'
# Mass Appeal
# Mass Appeal

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'

Aug 19th 2018, 11:11 AM 11,660 Views 111 Comments

The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.

# child-abuse - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Germany jails couple who sold son to paedophiles online for more than two years
# Darknet
# Darknet

Germany jails couple who sold son to paedophiles online for more than two years

Aug 7th 2018, 10:52 AM 50,441 Views 60 Comments

The court found that the unemployed couple had sexually assaulted the boy, now 10 and sold him on the so-called darknet.

# child-abuse - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

Aug 1st 2018, 12:55 PM 29,563 Views 64 Comments

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

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