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#Sex Abuse

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre plan to launch support app

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre gets the message out that they’re there for people, ahead of tonight’s sexual assault on Fair City.

Abuse victims' group has "serious concerns" over safeguarding review

One in Four says that the legalistic nature of the Christian Brothers’ response to allegations of child sex abuse is in keeping with their clients’ experiences.

Portrait of former Cork Mayor removed after victim's plea

The woman who was assaulted by the former Mayor asked that the portrait be taken down.

Two allegations in last six years at the Diocese of Ossory

The Church’s child safety watchdog has made 12 recommendations to the diocese, but found that the most recent allegations have been dealt with ‘appropriately’.

Cardinal Brady says he is 'truly sorry' to survivors

The Archbishop of Armagh was speaking after the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church published its review of practices in the archdiocese.

Safeguarding board has "no remit" to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad

As further reviews of child protection measures across Catholic Church in Ireland published, “anomaly” emerges.

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims

However, the tone used to some complainants was “inconsistent” – some responses were compassionate and others were “sharp in tone”.

Diocese of Down and Connor met 46 of 48 child safety objectives

The second-largest diocese in the country has dealt with cases involving 14 living priests in recent years, dealing with each of them properly, a report by the Church’s child safety watchdog has found.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 5 December, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Pope Francis forms commission to advise on sex abuse

They are tasked with looking at how to protect children from paedophiles, how to better screen men for the priesthood and how to help victims.

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican

UN committee’s questionnaire on Vatican’s own investigations into clerical sex abuse cases also remains unanswered.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Teen girls' rapist and killer freed under rights ruling

European Court of Human Rights ordered immediate release of Miguel Ricart under an October ruling that has several violent convicts demanding their freedom.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Lostprophets lead singer pleads guilty to attempted baby rape

The 36-year-old admitted to 11 offences at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday.

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims

The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.

# sex-abuse - Monday 25 November, 2013

UK man convicted of child rape also forced his son to abuse young girl

David Brennan was today convicted of abusing five young girls with with his son Sam Brennan (22) also convicted of offences in connection with the abuse of one of the girls.

# sex-abuse - Friday 22 November, 2013

Former scout leader due for sentencing on 54 historical abuse charges

The charges related to the abuse of four boys between 1982 and 1997.

# sex-abuse - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Murphy Report unfairly 'named, blamed and shamed' individuals says review

The review, commissioned by the Association for Catholic Priests, says that the Murphy report into child sexual abuse in Dublin “went well beyond its mandate”.

Two men arrested in Savile sex abuse investigation

The two men were arrested today in London and remain in police custody.

From The42 Penn State agrees to pay out $60m to sex abuse victims Settlement

Penn State agrees to pay out $60m to sex abuse victims

26 men will receive compensation for the crimes of former American football coach Jerry Sandusky.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Jimmy Savile's former driver charged with rape

Ray Teret charged with multiple counts of rape and assault on 15 accusers who were all under age of 16 at time.

# sex-abuse - Friday 18 October, 2013

UK efforts to dispel myths about sex abuse victims welcomed in Ireland

The Crown Prosecution Service has moved to dispel certain myths and stereotypes about victims.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 17 October, 2013

DUP MP says republican "fixed committee" existed to deal with sex abuse claims

Gregory Campbell MP made the allegation in the House of Commons yesterday.

# sex-abuse - Monday 14 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Madeleine search: Man seen carrying 'blonde child towards beach'

Police said the young person was aged three to four years and was possibly wearing pyjamas.

NHS widens its Jimmy Savile investigations to 'other hospitals'

The initial probe involved three hospitals and 10 trusts.

Police release e-Fit images of Madeleine McCann suspect

Police say they will be making an appeal in Ireland also.

# sex-abuse - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Eamon Dunphy: When I reported sexual deviancy to gardai, they did nothing

The veteran journalist has painted a bleak picture of life growing up in Drumcondra.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Irish priest accused of child sex abuse in US

The allegations relate to 81-year-old Father Cornelius Kelleher’s time as a Catholic pastor in Minnesota between 1975 and 1986.

Children's Minister: 'Child abuse has not gone away...it doesn't go away'

A shocking statistic from yesterday’s report from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland showed a significant percentage of abusers were, themselves, children.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Four new HSE coordinators to deal with potential abuse cases

Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald has announced the appointment of the new HSE staff members following the publication of a major report on abuse by the RCNI.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop on health grounds

Three years ago William Lee apologised for not withdrawing a priest accused of sexual abuse from ministry immediately.

# sex-abuse - Monday 16 September, 2013

Historic child sex abuse inquiry opens in Australia

An inquiry into church and institutional child abuse began public hearings today with warnings that widespread and “shocking” allegations will be heard.

# sex-abuse - Monday 9 September, 2013

Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured

To give the survivors of horrific childhood abuse the support and care they need, we must properly understand the threat that suicide poses to victims, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

# sex-abuse - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Pope introduces new Vatican laws on sex abuse

The move came a day after a UN child rights committee drew fresh attention to the Catholic Church sex scandal.

# sex-abuse - Monday 1 July, 2013

Trial begins for Austrian priest accused of assaulting 24 boys

The former headmaster of a monastery boarding school allegedly assaulted the pupils between 1973 and 1993 at the school and foreign trips.

# sex-abuse - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors

The RCNI has called for an end to the current system which allows a child’s intimate counselling notes, discussing their sexual abuse, to be used during a court trial.

# sex-abuse - Monday 17 June, 2013

Former BBC presenter Stuart Hall jailed for 15 months for sex assaults

The 83-year-old former broadcaster admitted to 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine.

# sex-abuse - Friday 26 April, 2013

Column: Is Ireland a nation of á la carte Catholics?

Ireland was traditionally a nation ruled by the Catholic Church. Now that people are drifting away, it’s important to examine why, writes Brian Conway.

# sex-abuse - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added bands that don't exist

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