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# Helpline

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Abuse survivors' helpline expects 12 per cent increase in calls
Connect said it expects to receive 8,300 calls this year compared to 7,376 last year.
"There were no warning signs": Derry Clarke urges young people to talk about their problems
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
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
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’
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
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
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
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
In an interview with, 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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
Mental health concerns are the number one reason why people contact its service.
Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse
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
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
Samaritans Ireland has recorded its busiest year ever.
12 per cent increase in crime victims contacting helpline
The most reported crime was assault, followed by sexual violence, burglary and robbery, and harassment.
HSE liasing with Shannon Gallagher family following tragic death
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
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
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
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
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 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?
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
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
Powerful new video from ISPCC highlights damage caused by verbal abuse.
State should consider DNA register for remains of unidentified people
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
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
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
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
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
There’s still time to get your form if you haven’t already received it.
Haven't received your census form yet? Here's what to do.
The 2011 Census takes place this Sunday, so people need to have one form per household before 10 April.