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#Sexual Abuse

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 3 May, 2014

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.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

44 school abuse claims to be reviewed following O'Keeffe judgement

Minister Ruairí Quinn said today that other relevant cases would also be reviewed.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Dylan Farrow describes alleged sexual abuse by Woody Allen

The adoptive daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow has written publicly about the abuse allegations for the first time.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 13 January, 2014

Public inquiry into historical child abuse in NI begins today

The inquiry will focus on claims of abuse by institutions run by organisations like churches and the state in Northern Ireland.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 23 December, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

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# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: Have we become numb to the figures on clerical child abuse?

I am one of the fortunate survivors to have secured a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me. Last week’s national audits of the Catholic clergy show others are not so lucky, writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 5 December, 2013

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.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

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.

# sexual-abuse - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Woman in Belfast sexually assaulted by 3 men

The 51-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatment.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Irish priest found guilty of child sexual abuse in Australia

A jury found Finian Egan guilty of the rape and indecent assault of three girls over the course of almost three decades.

Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking

Developed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, it’s hoped the project will be rolled out throughout Europe.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Autopsy due after BBC chauffeur accused of child sexual abuse found dead

David Smith was found dead in his home after he failed to turn up to court in London on Monday.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Appeal for information about attempted murder and sexual assault of a young girl

The attack took place in 1994 in Newry.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Surrey Police transcript shows Jimmy Savile denied abusing young girls

Transcript of 2009 interview revelas that the BBC presenter brushed off and dismissed allegations made against him.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 11 October, 2013

240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992

The Dublin based agency, NIAP, says that 5 per cent of adolescents they treat are young girls.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Litany of failures in how HSE dealt with child's abuse allegations

The Ombudsman for Children upheld a complaint from the family and found that the HSE’s actions had negatively affected the young girl.

# sexual-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.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

One in five women experience unwanted sexual conduct, but just 3 per cent report it

LGBT students are more likely to have been victims of unwanted sexual experiences, a new study has found.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Seven cases of sexual abuse reported in direct provision hostels in 2012

The average time spent in direct provision hostels has increased, but the numbers in the centres has declined.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 19 July, 2013

Son of abuser Jerry Sandusky seeks to have name changed

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sex abuse last year.

# sexual-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.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Two girls die as wave of child rapes hits province in DRC

Doctor in Democratic Republic of Congo speaks of the horror of flood of children coming to hospital in critical state.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 14 June, 2013

Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year

The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime helped more than 15,000 people last year.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 6 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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# sexual-abuse - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Abuse victims to receive $16.5m as Christian Brothers declare US bankruptcy

Two corporations behind the ‘Irish’ Christian Brothers will enter ‘Chapter 11′ bankruptcy, which allows them to reorganise.

# sexual-abuse - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

One allegation of abuse within Catholic Church in 2012

The annual report of the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) said two allegations of abuse have taken place since the turn of the millennium.

# sexual-abuse - Monday 15 April, 2013

The Evening Fix...now with added evil Philip Seymour Hoffman

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

HSE failing today's child sex abuse victims with lack of counselling services

HSE counselling services for children specifically exclude child sexual abuse as it is not considered a mental health issue.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 5 April, 2013

Pope urges Church to 'act with determination in cases of sexual abuse'

The Vatican continues to receive around 600 claims against abusive priests ever year. Today’s comments from Pope Francis were his first on the clerical sex abuse scandal since succeeding Pope Benedict last month.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 15 February, 2013

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence

Fiona Doyle said today that she may also pursue her mother in the courts.

# sexual-abuse - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Victims launch legal action against BBC and Jimmy Savile's estate

Lawyers for 31 of the alleged victims of sexual abuse say they have taken the first steps in what could be a major legal action.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Indian child sex victims ‘mistreated, humiliated’ – report

The report found that children who complain of sexual abuse are often dismissed or ignored by police and other officials.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Catholic Cardinal in LA removed from duties over abuse shielding

Cardinal Roger Mahony has been stripped of his administrative duties and court-ordered to release thousands of pages of confidential files on sexually abusive priests.

# sexual-abuse - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle thanks public for support after abuse ruling

The daughter of Patrick O’Brien, who was first bailed and then jailed for sexually abusing her, gives an emotional interview.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 25 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle rallies to go ahead in honour of 'every victim' of sexual abuse

A “vindicated” Fiona Doyle will appear on RTE’s Late Late show this evening to speak about her case.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Taoiseach has not yet arranged meeting with Fiona Doyle, daughter reveals

Kristel O’Brien spoke of her mother’s ‘heartbreak’ over this week’s controversial sentencing of her rapist and father Patrick O’Brien – who is due back in court this morning.

# sexual-abuse - Friday 11 January, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

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Nastassja Kinski 'proud' of sister for revealing sex abuse

The German actress has come out in support of her sister, who has revealed she was sexually abused throughout her childhood – saying she hopes it will encourage others to seek help.

# sexual-abuse - Thursday 3 January, 2013

International mission rescues 44 sexually exploited children

Operation Sunflower saw 245 people arrested.