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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Monday 23 March, 2015

IRA abuse claims show – once again – how the institution is always placed before the victim

There are parallels between Sinn Féin’s reaction to allegations by Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill and the Catholic Church’s pursuit of its own institutional safety.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Sinn Féin are bringing in the lawyers over alleged abuse investigations

Pearse Doherty says claims by Regina Doherty are “scurrilous”.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 13 March, 2015

TV weatherman Fred Talbot sentenced to five years in prison for sexually abusing boys

Police said he plied the boys with alcohol on school trips when he was a teacher.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

'Gerry Adams needs to get real': Enda and Joan pile pressure on Sinn Féin president

It follows further revelations by the BBC about alleged abuse in the republican movement.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Gardaí examining new allegations of sexual and physical abuse at school

Micheál Martin said the abuse happened as recently as 2006.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 16 February, 2015

'One of the biggest scandals of our age': MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse

Will the Kincora Boys’ Home be included in a Westminster-ordered child abuse inquiry?

# sexual-abuse - Monday 19 January, 2015

Former rock star Gary Glitter begins trial on child sex charges

The singer denies all charges in the current case.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 14 December, 2014

More sexual abuse victims are calling this counselling service

A higher proportion of calls came from men.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 5 December, 2014

# sexual-abuse - Monday 1 December, 2014

UK children care home boss sentenced to life over decades of sexual abuse

John Allen convicted last week of sexual offences against 18 boys and one girl over more than two decades

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 30 November, 2014

"Justice should heal" - Voices of sexual crime victims and perpetrators should be heard

UCD research argues for the benefit of restorative justice.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 28 November, 2014

Calls for new law to 'call child pornography what it is' - child abuse

“It’s time to get tough with these people.”

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Mary Lou claims "entirely untrue" and "entirely incorrect" --- Department of Justice

The TD has hit out at the handling of claims made against the late Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí. She said victims had sought her out for help.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 21 November, 2014

Louise O'Keeffe contacted by children who are being abused by their teachers

“Eight and 12-year-old children in schools today shouldn’t know who Louise O’Keeffe is”.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 13 November, 2014

"I smile easily" - Mary Lou denies "smirking" at Mairia Cahill during abuse debate

Cahill also claims the Dublin TD laughed and checked her phone during speeches.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 3 November, 2014

Gerry Adams: I'm not resigning

Adams said he acknowledges that the IRA was ill-equipped to deal with the issue of abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Direct Provision 'increases distress and vulnerability' of sexually-abused migrants

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland has said that the DP system needs to be overhauled to protect refugees.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Opinion: Are we continuing to avert our eyes from sexual abuse?

Despite our moral outage to reports of abuse, one in five women and one in six men still experience some level of sexual abuse during childhood.

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly

A Hiqa inspection has found serious failings in child welfare services in the county.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 17 October, 2014

Maíria Cahill: I am not an isolated case

Cahill made the claim this evening. She also made an appeal to Sinn Féin members.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

"God knows" - Irish priest found guilty of sexually abusing toddler in Chile

John O’Reilly began abusing the girl when she was five.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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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.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

'Failed time and time again': 46% of homeless women were sexually abused as kids

Research launched today by Simon found 92% of these women experienced high levels of violences at some stage in their lives.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 29 September, 2014

Inquiry hears 1 in 5 boys at Co Down children's home say they were abused

It also heard that paedophile priest, Father Brendan Smyth, was among the offenders.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse

Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 29 August, 2014

Opinion: It's a false economy to cut back funding to rape crisis centres

We need to gain a true picture of the prevalence most heinous crimes in our society in order to inform national policy.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Opinion: Why are so many victims of child sexual abuse reluctant to report it?

Lenient sentencing in sexual assault cases has negative consequences – not just for individuals, but for all victims.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 3 August, 2014

The State isn't talking to abuse victims - Louise O'Keeffe

She’s now written to he Taoiseach and to Minister for Education to requesting a meeting.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Man charged with rape of two young girls, after extradition from US

The British national was refused bail, after appearing before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this afternoon.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

458 children rescued from Mexican home over sexual abuse

They were held against their will and made to beg, while living in filthy conditions.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 27 June, 2014

"His eyes were cold and dead": Savile abuse in the victims' words

An investigation found shocking instances of abuse and humiliation at the hands of Savile in UK hospitals.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 26 June, 2014

"Oh, that's Jimmy, that's just his way" - how staff at hospitals enabled Savile and refused to believe his victims

One victim told her a nurse shrugged her shoulders and walked away after being told that Savile had molested a patient.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 6 June, 2014

Gary Glitter to be charged with child sex offences

Glitter is to be charged over alleged assaults on two girls aged 12 to 14 between 1977 and 1980.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 19 May, 2014

Two rape crisis centres are to close temporarily as cuts take hold

The services in Clare and Tipperary will be closed for at least a month because of a €120,000 shortfall.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 12 May, 2014

Dublin Archdiocese commended for 'exemplar' child abuse allegation reporting system

The latest review commends the roles of Priest Support Co-ordinator and Priest Delegate – both roles being unique to the Dublin Diocese.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Police investigate new sexual abuse allegations against Max Clifford UK

Police investigate new sexual abuse allegations against Max Clifford

Clifford was sentenced to eight years of prison yesterday after being found guilty of indecent assault.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 2 May, 2014

Over 160 new allegations of clerical sex abuse in last year

Most of these allegations related to abuse in the 60s, 70s and 80s.