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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Friday 10 July, 2015

Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation
# Grooming
# Grooming

Dozens of children moved around Ireland for sexual exploitation

Jul 10th 2015, 1:49 PM 24,645 Views 38 Comments

A new bill wants people who groom children to face 14 years in jail.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow
# Column
# Column

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

Jul 7th 2015, 11:44 PM 401 Views 40 Comments

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

Bill Cosby admitted drugging a woman to have sex with her
# Admission
# Admission

Bill Cosby admitted drugging a woman to have sex with her

Jul 7th 2015, 8:10 AM 25,226 Views 33 Comments

A rape case was brought to court, but dropped.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty
# Child Sexual Abuse
# Child Sexual Abuse

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty

Jun 30th 2015, 6:01 AM 20,595 Views 0 Comments

He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Brendan Smyth victim: 'I could have been saved'
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Brendan Smyth victim: 'I could have been saved'

Jun 25th 2015, 11:27 AM 9,536 Views 40 Comments

Rose said she would consider taking legal action against gardaí who were aware of his abuse.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Fiona Doyle's mother arrested in relation to abuse investigation
# Arrest
# Arrest

Fiona Doyle's mother arrested in relation to abuse investigation

Jun 24th 2015, 7:13 PM 31,998 Views 0 Comments

Breda O’Brien was released without charge this afternoon.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Brendan Smyth victim: 'Every time it happened another part of me died'
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Brendan Smyth victim: 'Every time it happened another part of me died'

Jun 23rd 2015, 2:52 PM 12,096 Views 30 Comments

Loreto, who was previously known as Samantha, successfully campaigned to have the word ‘Reverend’ removed from the paedophile priest’s headstone.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 19 June, 2015

Tipperary man jailed for raping young girl who believed he was her Dad
# Courts
# Courts

Tipperary man jailed for raping young girl who believed he was her Dad

Jun 19th 2015, 2:45 PM 33,007 Views 37 Comments

Michael Smith will spend at least 12 years in prison.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Man, 21, avoids jail after sexually abusing his 5-year-old niece
# Courts
# Courts

Man, 21, avoids jail after sexually abusing his 5-year-old niece

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:49 PM 48,477 Views 72 Comments

The 5-year-old would sleep in the man’s bed because she was afraid of ghosts.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 25 May, 2015

"Put up or shut up" - Mairia Cahill's challenge after Gerry Adams 'uncle' claims
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

"Put up or shut up" - Mairia Cahill's challenge after Gerry Adams 'uncle' claims

May 25th 2015, 2:14 PM 27,752 Views 84 Comments

Cahill says her family are considering legal action.

'Treatment for sexualised behaviour in young children is urgently needed'
# Children
# Children

'Treatment for sexualised behaviour in young children is urgently needed'

May 25th 2015, 6:01 AM 14,369 Views 12 Comments

A significant proportion of referrals to CARI in recent years are in the under-12 age group.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 22 May, 2015

'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'
# Grooming
# Grooming

'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'

May 22nd 2015, 1:40 PM 11,949 Views 22 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald has warned young people to be particularly careful.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?

May 21st 2015, 7:42 PM 21,224 Views 49 Comments

Our nearest neighbour is cracking down on sex buyers.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 18 May, 2015

Wife stands by husband after he's jailed for 17 years for rape of his three daughters
# Courts
# Courts

Wife stands by husband after he's jailed for 17 years for rape of his three daughters

May 18th 2015, 10:49 PM 94,678 Views 125 Comments

The judge said the 50 year old showed no remorse for his “abhorrent and evil” campaign of terror.

Former tennis champion jailed for raping young girls he coached
# Bob Hewitt
# Bob Hewitt

Former tennis champion jailed for raping young girls he coached

May 18th 2015, 2:23 PM 22,523 Views 20 Comments

The judge said the six-year sentence would be longer if Hewitt was charged at a younger age.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 11 May, 2015

Court hears Irish man alleged to be 'biggest facilitator of child porn in the world' has Aspergers
# Courts
# Courts

Court hears Irish man alleged to be 'biggest facilitator of child porn in the world' has Aspergers

May 11th 2015, 7:46 PM 27,646 Views 0 Comments

The extradition hearing will not begin until June after the court heard of the diagnosis.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Police warn parents after 41 arrested in global child sexual abuse probe
# International Bust
# International Bust

Police warn parents after 41 arrested in global child sexual abuse probe

May 6th 2015, 8:57 PM 22,004 Views 15 Comments

Canadian police said the case spanned 17 countries.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 3 April, 2015

Ballsy campaign uses men's underwear to fight violence against women
# Brief Message
# Brief Message

Ballsy campaign uses men's underwear to fight violence against women

Apr 3rd 2015, 12:15 PM 13,928 Views 125 Comments

An artist wants men to write brief (get it?) messages on their pants and share them online.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 23 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 23rd 2015, 8:15 PM 760 Views 299 Comments

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
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Sinn Féin are bringing in the lawyers over alleged abuse investigations

Mar 14th 2015, 8:38 PM 23,975 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jailed
# Jailed

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

Mar 13th 2015, 2:22 PM 14,259 Views 18 Comments

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
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

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

Mar 11th 2015, 4:45 PM 24,033 Views 0 Comments

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
# Children
# Children

Gardaí examining new allegations of sexual and physical abuse at school

Feb 24th 2015, 10:39 PM 37,992 Views 75 Comments

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
# Kincora
# Kincora

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

Feb 16th 2015, 3:00 PM 40,832 Views 51 Comments

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
# London
# London

Former rock star Gary Glitter begins trial on child sex charges

Jan 19th 2015, 6:16 PM 11,246 Views 0 Comments

The singer denies all charges in the current case.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 14 December, 2014

More sexual abuse victims are calling this counselling service
# Support
# Support

More sexual abuse victims are calling this counselling service

Dec 14th 2014, 2:07 PM 5,973 Views 5 Comments

A higher proportion of calls came from men.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 5 December, 2014

Review into Mairia Cahill rape case will interview 'whomever is required'
# Robust Inquiry
# Robust Inquiry

Review into Mairia Cahill rape case will interview 'whomever is required'

Dec 5th 2014, 6:36 PM 6,011 Views 0 Comments

The review formally began today.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 1st 2014, 2:09 PM 12,592 Views 8 Comments

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
# Another Way
# Another Way

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

Nov 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,369 Views 8 Comments

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
# Language In The Law
# Language In The Law

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

Nov 28th 2014, 4:42 PM 7,658 Views 16 Comments

“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
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

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

Nov 27th 2014, 7:17 PM 17,633 Views 193 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

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

Nov 21st 2014, 11:35 AM 14,813 Views 23 Comments

“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
# Abuse Claims
# Abuse Claims

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

Nov 13th 2014, 9:52 AM 14,442 Views 0 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

Gerry Adams: I'm not resigning

Nov 3rd 2014, 8:29 AM 9,938 Views 216 Comments

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
# Rape Crisis Centres
# Rape Crisis Centres

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

Oct 28th 2014, 7:28 PM 6,395 Views 35 Comments

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?
# Abuse
# Abuse

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

Oct 22nd 2014, 8:00 PM 139 Views 37 Comments

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
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly

Oct 22nd 2014, 3:35 PM 8,087 Views 13 Comments

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
# Allegations
# Allegations

Maíria Cahill: I am not an isolated case

Oct 17th 2014, 7:50 PM 17,705 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Author John Grisham says sentences for watching child porn are too harsh

Oct 16th 2014, 2:22 PM 23,987 Views 68 Comments

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
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

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

Oct 15th 2014, 8:49 PM 24,009 Views 58 Comments

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