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# One in Four

This year
Investigation underway into cyber attack affecting charities for sexual assault survivors
Around 1,000 people being supported by one organisation alone may have been affected.
Last year
'Slicing myself open': Sexual abuse survivors say making statement to gardaí is re-traumatising
Participants in new research have called for reform within the criminal justice system.
All time
Charity had to 'turn people away' after Belfast rape trial and Pope's visit put pressure on services
Charity One in Four said it had to close its waiting list last year due to a lack of funding.
'Retraumatising and stigmatising': One in Four's annual report hits out at handling of sexual abuse trials
The organisation found that it supported 31 clients through a criminal trial in 2017.
Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?
Yesterday the Pope wrote a letter to all Catholics insisting that “no effort must be spared” to prevent instances of clerical abuse from happening.
Jailed sex offender takes to High Court after being disciplined for criticising victim support group
Brian Doolan was convicted and jailed for 12 years, with two suspended in 2016.
'Sex offenders may be continuing to abuse children despite Tusla being told of their activities'
One in Four said that Tusla was “woefully under resourced” and there were “great inconsistencies” in child protection procedures across the country.
'Unspeakable cruelty and vicious abuse' - historical abuse inquiry releases damning report
The greatest number of complaints relate to four Catholic-run homes in the North.
Four child sex abuse survivors who took their own lives last year were waiting for treatment
The report from One in Four found that, in many cases, the victim is blamed for the abuse instead of the perpetrator.
Author John Grisham says sentences for watching child porn are too harsh
He said that men sometimes stumble onto websites featuring child pornography after ‘pushing the wrong buttons’ while drunk.
Young sexual offenders move from downloading images to sexually harming children
There has been a “marked rise” in the number of 18 to 25 year olds looking for treatment.
One in Four welcomes today's audits but says church must never become complacent again
Counselling services are available to support people impacted by today’s child protection reports.
One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner
5.2 per cent of women experience sexual violence from someone who isn’t their partner, the study by the World Health Organisation found.
One in four people are saving all year round for Christmas
New research on spending and saving habits also shows that fewer people plan to use their credit card for festive spending this year.
Sexual abuse by a family member accounts for 53% of clients - One in Four report
More than 16 per cent of clients are receiving therapy for clerical and institutional abuse.
One in Four calls for more treatment in the community for sex offenders
Executive director Maeve Lewis said there is a huge need because fewer than 5 per cent of sex offenders end up in prison.
My favourite speech: executive director of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Colm O’Gorman picks the first major speech of the president who saw Czechoslovakia become the Czech Republic.
One-in-four second-level teachers on less than full hours
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has said that “increasing casualisation” of the profession is making it more difficult for teachers to secure full hours.
Column: ‘We are the 17 per cent’ – the story of a migrant in Ireland
Dil Wickremasinghe recalls how she arrived in Ireland 12 years ago, then worked her way up to find success. (And true love.)
Visitation criticised for not addressing Vatican role in abuse cover-ups
Support groups and abuse survivors are disappointed with a six-and-a-half page document which “doesn’t say much at all”.
Father's rape and torture of daughters was 'barbaric' says Minister
The harrowing case of a man jailed for life for the rape and torture of his four daughters highlights the need for legislation says a support group.
Column: Are Irish children safe now? I don't believe so
Maeve Lewis of abuse survivors’ support group One in Four says new childhood protection legislation is welcome – but of little use without support services to back it up.
Less than 5% of sex offenders convicted in Ireland
Support group One in Four says the way the Irish criminal justice system treats victims of sex crimes is “simply unacceptable”.
Child sexual abuse support group reports continuing high demand for services
Last year, over 900 people sought the services of One in Four which seeks to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Ireland.
Vatican official dismisses Cloyne report criticisms
Fr Federico Lombardi has described as ‘curious’ claims that the Vatican had encouraged cover-ups – sparking fury from abuse survivors’ groups.