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"There were no warning signs": Derry Clarke urges young people to talk about their problems
# Suicide
# Suicide

"There were no warning signs": Derry Clarke urges young people to talk about their problems

Nov 12th 2013, 2:14 PM 19,413 Views 17 Comments

Clarke, whose son Andrew died by suicide last year, been speaking to TV3 about the issue, and is calling for more funding to be made available for an awareness campaign.

Sharp increase in suicidal farmers calling helpline over financial troubles
# Stress
# Stress

Sharp increase in suicidal farmers calling helpline over financial troubles

Nov 7th 2013, 3:42 PM 7,526 Views 33 Comments

Financial woes and the fodder shortage has left many farmers in an extremely difficult situation, says suicide prevention charity Console.

Irish goalkeeper urges people to seek help with mental health issues
# PleaseTalk
From The42
# PleaseTalk

Irish goalkeeper urges people to seek help with mental health issues

Oct 25th 2013, 8:00 AM 27,752 Views 47 Comments

Dundalk IT welfare officer Paddy O’Rourke, who plays for Ireland on Saturday night, spoke out in the wake of the tragic death of Galway hurler Niall Donoghue.

GPA admit gambling amongst GAA players a ‘continuing worry’
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

GPA admit gambling amongst GAA players a ‘continuing worry’

Oct 8th 2013, 1:30 PM 8,960 Views 18 Comments

Tyrone’s Cathal McCarron has become the latest inter-county star to struggle with the problem.

Increase in calls to helpline for children who have been sexually abused
# Abuse
# Abuse

Increase in calls to helpline for children who have been sexually abused

Sep 26th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,819 Views 6 Comments

Sexual abuse service CARI says it has seen children as young as 8 with suicidal thoughts and mental health issues as a result of abuse.

Dozens hurt after over 100 vehicles crash in morning fog in Kent
# Sheppey Crossing
# Sheppey Crossing

Dozens hurt after over 100 vehicles crash in morning fog in Kent

Sep 5th 2013, 8:12 PM 8,154 Views 13 Comments

The Chief Inspector of Kent Police said it was “truly miraculous” there had been no fatalities.

Pat Kenny has a support line for listeners lost without him
# Pat Support
From The Daily Edge
# Pat Support

Pat Kenny has a support line for listeners lost without him

Aug 28th 2013, 5:22 PM 1,941 Views 4 Comments

It’s called Pat Support. This is not a joke.

“You’re the only one who’s fully there for them” – Volunteering with the Rape Crisis Centre
# Helpline
# Helpline

“You’re the only one who’s fully there for them” – Volunteering with the Rape Crisis Centre

Jul 28th 2013, 10:00 AM 7,005 Views 25 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, volunteer co-ordinator Mairead Mallon says that they are looking at how to involve more men in the volunteering process.

Revenue has spent €67,000 on the property tax helpline
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Revenue has spent €67,000 on the property tax helpline

Jun 2nd 2013, 8:00 AM 5,811 Views 25 Comments

The company responsible for administering the helpline, Abtran, was recently mired in controversy over the suspension of a worker for inappropriately taking some callers’ credit card details.

Revenue has 'almost more confidence' in helpline after alleged fraud
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Revenue has 'almost more confidence' in helpline after alleged fraud

May 13th 2013, 9:38 AM 8,152 Views 25 Comments

The chairperson of the Revenue Commission has said that the helpline will be monitored even more closely following reports of alleged fraud,

Property Tax helpline staff member investigated over alleged card fraud
# Card Fraud
# Card Fraud

Property Tax helpline staff member investigated over alleged card fraud

May 12th 2013, 9:02 PM 29,013 Views 75 Comments

An operator on the line has been suspended after unnecessarily asking customers for their credit card details.

Column: The Ohio kidnappings bring the issue of ‘missing persons’ into sharp focus
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Ohio kidnappings bring the issue of ‘missing persons’ into sharp focus

May 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 210 Views 2 Comments

About 4,000 people go missing for a time in Ireland each year – and the emotional impact on their loved ones, who live with ongoing uncertainty and questions, is immense. They must be given proper support, writes, Dermot Browne.

Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The idea my daughter would see me waste away was the worst aspect of my cancer

Mar 16th 2013, 12:00 PM 137 Views 12 Comments

The clichés we take for granted like “life’s not a dress rehearsal” take on renewed meaning after you have survived cancer. This second chance is one I won’t be squandering, writes Tom Molloy.

Young Irish women 'vulnerable to stalking and online abuse'
# Dating Dangers
# Dating Dangers

Young Irish women 'vulnerable to stalking and online abuse'

Feb 25th 2013, 8:33 AM 4,695 Views 19 Comments

Women’s Aid asking Government to extend Domestic Violence Act to cover younger women who are not cohabiting but are subject to abuse.

Demand for LGBT Helpline so high it needs more volunteers
# Helpline
# Helpline

Demand for LGBT Helpline so high it needs more volunteers

Feb 19th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,297 Views 21 Comments

Mental health concerns are the number one reason why people contact its service.

Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse

Dec 19th 2012, 3:09 PM 4,045 Views 17 Comments

The organisation said there is in increase during the holidays in direct abuse against children.

One in every six calls to Samaritans were recession-related
# Samaritans
# Samaritans

One in every six calls to Samaritans were recession-related

Dec 19th 2012, 11:03 AM 2,351 Views 12 Comments

This was the busiest year yet for Samaritans, with longer calls to their helpline and more face-to-face contact at its branches.

Suicide helplines experiencing more calls from worried family members
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Suicide helplines experiencing more calls from worried family members

Dec 19th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,621 Views 4 Comments

Samaritans Ireland has recorded its busiest year ever.

12 per cent increase in crime victims contacting helpline
# Crime
# Crime

12 per cent increase in crime victims contacting helpline

Dec 14th 2012, 10:21 AM 2,117 Views 0 Comments

The most reported crime was assault, followed by sexual violence, burglary and robbery, and harassment.

HSE liasing with Shannon Gallagher family following tragic death
# HSE
# HSE

HSE liasing with Shannon Gallagher family following tragic death

Dec 13th 2012, 6:41 PM 23,192 Views 42 Comments

A helpline has been established for parents from Donegal who have concerns about their children. Shannon was the sister of Erin Gallagher (pictured), who died by suicide two months ago.

SVP expects 100,000 requests for assistance before Christmas
# Charity
# Charity

SVP expects 100,000 requests for assistance before Christmas

Dec 6th 2012, 4:56 PM 4,119 Views 13 Comments

St Vincent De Paul said it is worried yesterday’s budget will put added pressure on the charity during the festive season.

Women's Aid calls for review of laws around domestic abuse
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Women's Aid calls for review of laws around domestic abuse

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:44 AM 2,971 Views 19 Comments

The group is calling for a 24/7 on call system for emergency barring orders and for protection from cuts in the upcoming budget.

Women's Aid: Don't suffer domestic abuse in silence
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Women's Aid: Don't suffer domestic abuse in silence

Sep 10th 2012, 12:31 PM 4,448 Views 6 Comments

The organisation says that one in five women in Ireland is affected by domestic abuse, but a third will never tell anyone what is happening to them.

Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers
# Farmers
# Farmers

Call for helpline to be set up for distressed farmers

Aug 21st 2012, 3:49 PM 5,342 Views 79 Comments

Éamon Ó Cuív has said that a helpline needs to be set up for farmers who are distressed due to poor weather and its effect on their livelihoods.

Samaritans volunteer on cusp of completing 24:7 bike challenge
# David's Way Round
# David's Way Round

Samaritans volunteer on cusp of completing 24:7 bike challenge

Aug 19th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,782 Views 4 Comments

David Exley, whose brother and son took their own lives, is travelling between 201 Samaritans branches in the UK and Ireland to highlight the charity’s services.

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?

Aug 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,673 Views 8 Comments

Guidance counsellors will be manning the 2012 Exam Helpline to provide information for students, parents and teachers.

25 per cent rise in child abuse reports - Women's Aid
# Abuse
# Abuse

25 per cent rise in child abuse reports - Women's Aid

Jun 13th 2012, 8:05 AM 1,134 Views 10 Comments

The organisation received over 13,000 calls last year. More than 2,000 of those calls related to direct emotional, physical and sexual abuse of children.

Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse
# Childline
# Childline

Childline receives record number of calls on emotional abuse

May 21st 2012, 3:09 PM 3,409 Views 32 Comments

Powerful new video from ISPCC highlights damage caused by verbal abuse.

State should consider DNA register for remains of unidentified people
# Cold Case
# Cold Case

State should consider DNA register for remains of unidentified people

May 11th 2012, 8:09 AM 921 Views 3 Comments

The Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality has made a number of recommendations in a report published yesterday.

ISPCA rescue abandoned horse in north Cork
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

ISPCA rescue abandoned horse in north Cork

Apr 20th 2012, 2:57 PM 5,095 Views 24 Comments

TJ is now recovering at an equine centre with the support of the ISPCA staff.

Calls to crime victims helpline increase by 11 per cent
# Crime
# Crime

Calls to crime victims helpline increase by 11 per cent

Feb 14th 2012, 5:03 PM 994 Views 0 Comments

Unprovoked street assaults were a feature in many of the calls, managers at the helpline said.

ISPCC granted licence to run 116000 missing child hotline
# Missing Children
# Missing Children

ISPCC granted licence to run 116000 missing child hotline

Feb 1st 2012, 7:34 PM 2,108 Views 7 Comments

The hotline number was reserved for over four years before ComReg received an application to operate it.

38 per cent increase in Christmas Day calls to Childline
# Childline
# Childline

38 per cent increase in Christmas Day calls to Childline

Dec 26th 2011, 9:43 AM 2,385 Views 13 Comments

The ISPCC’s listening service for children and young people says it received 1,387 calls, texts and messages yesterday.

Census 2011 forms to be filled out tonight but still possible to request one
Live Apr 10th 2011, 4:07 PM

Census 2011 forms to be filled out tonight but still possible to request one

Haven't received your census form yet? Here's what to do.
# Census 2011
# Census 2011

Haven't received your census form yet? Here's what to do.

Apr 6th 2011, 10:05 AM 1,250 Views 0 Comments

The 2011 Census takes place this Sunday, so people need to have one form per household before 10 April.