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From TheJournal.ie Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say Pope Francis

Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say

The pope met a group of eight survivors this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech Catholic Church This post contains videos

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse during his two-day visit.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors Papal Visit This post contains videos

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

From TheJournal.ie Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings Stand For Truth

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Nuns among 12 arrested in Scotland over abuse allegations Smyllum Park

Nuns among 12 arrested in Scotland over abuse allegations

Over 10,000 children had passed through the orphanage since it was established in 1864.

From TheJournal.ie 'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter Clerical Abuse

'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter

The Pope arrives in Ireland on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí Justice

'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí

The agency has acknowledged that it is concerned about requirements it has to inform suspects about complaints made to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year' Opinion

'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year'

Colm O’Gorman says he had believed Pope John Paul II when he said he loved the young people of Ireland – but instead, the pope protected his institution, not children.

From TheJournal.ie Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here Papal Visit

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident HIQA

Nursing home complaints: Staff member accused of 'physically and emotionally' abusing resident

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance' Allegations

Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'

The Holy See’s announcement about McCarrick said that Francis was taking action.

From TheJournal.ie 'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time Tuam Site

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seized a number of 'child sex dolls' in raids today Operation Ketch

Gardaí seized a number of 'child sex dolls' in raids today

It is understood up to 30 homes are being targeted in today’s searches.

From TheJournal.ie Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

The man had requested the footage in order to prove he had been verbally abused by a manager.

From TheJournal.ie 'I reported the teacher who abused me but he was left teaching for three years afterwards' Christian Brothers

'I reported the teacher who abused me but he was left teaching for three years afterwards'

Damian O’Farrell was married with children when he learned that the man who repeatedly abused him when he was 12 was still teaching children.

From TheJournal.ie Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse Adelaide

Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.

From TheJournal.ie UK businessman who targeted neglected girls jailed for abuse in Ireland Louth

UK businessman who targeted neglected girls jailed for abuse in Ireland

The judge said these were “grave offences” and crimes at the most serious level.

From TheJournal.ie Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school' Limerick

Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'

Thomas Hogan said that even as a child he knew the clergy ruled and that he couldn’t say anything negative about a Christian Brother.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly abuse victims are 'most likely to have been targeted by their sons or daughters' Family Issues

Elderly abuse victims are 'most likely to have been targeted by their sons or daughters'

A report has found that the number of men suffering from abuse increases three fold in the over 80s category.

From TheJournal.ie Abused by three men from the age of six: 'I shut down. All I know is I was crying for my mother' Cork

Abused by three men from the age of six: 'I shut down. All I know is I was crying for my mother'

John Allen first reported the abuse almost 20 years ago but feels he may need to take his case to Europe to get justice.

From TheJournal.ie Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother Sexual Abuse

Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother

A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Man 'threatened to make personal photos of ex public after beating her up' Plaza Hotel

Man 'threatened to make personal photos of ex public after beating her up'

A judge told Christopher Lenihan he is undoubtedly facing a prison sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Abused aged 8: 'School was about survival, I'd be looking at the teacher thinking 'just stay away'' Limerick

Abused aged 8: 'School was about survival, I'd be looking at the teacher thinking 'just stay away''

Christopher Rainbow was abused by his teacher when he was just 8-years-old, he spent his life trying to forget about it until a knock came on his door 10 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s Wales

Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s

Bryan Davies lured teenage boys to his room by offering them alcohol or cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims Minnesota

US Catholic Church archdiocese reaches €179 million settlement with 450 abuse victims

Victims welcomed the settlement with relief but stressed that their emotional scars have remained.

From TheJournal.ie Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year Abuse

Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year

72% of phone calls answered by the charity came from males.

From TheJournal.ie Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse Guilty

Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse

Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.

From TheJournal.ie After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign Audience With The Pope

After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign

The thirty-four bishops tendered their resignations today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Three men abused me but 46 years later, I'm still fighting the State' Human Rights

'Three men abused me but 46 years later, I'm still fighting the State'

‘Instead of standing right beside me, the State has stood right in front of me and blocked me every way and it’s going to fight me all the way to Europe.’

From TheJournal.ie 'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children Coercive Control

'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children

The legislation gives extra support to survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Clare teenager thought about killing his mother to end 'years of abuse' against him and siblings Child Abuse
From TheJournal.ie HSE apologises 'unreservedly' to women raped while they were children in foster care Galway

HSE apologises 'unreservedly' to women raped while they were children in foster care

“It’s not a life, I’m doing the prison sentence.”

From The42 'Nothing changes, nothing gets done' - Ireland star shares new racist abuse Racism

'Nothing changes, nothing gets done' - Ireland star shares new racist abuse

Cyrus Christie was also subject to racist taunting last November.

From TheJournal.ie Trump declares April 'Sexual Assault Awareness' month Abuse

Trump declares April 'Sexual Assault Awareness' month

“Sexual assault crimes remain tragically common in our society,” said the US president.

From TheJournal.ie Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof' Tusla

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

From TheJournal.ie Zappone to commission review into 'complex' child abuse case Review

Zappone to commission review into 'complex' child abuse case

The case is believed to involve a number of children.

From TheJournal.ie Solicitor says child sexual exploitation allegations in UK town 'tip of the iceberg' Telford

Solicitor says child sexual exploitation allegations in UK town 'tip of the iceberg'

Nazir Afzal – who has overseen similar high profile cases in the UK – said he knew “more would come out”.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese's brother calls for people who knew of priest's abuse to come forward Malachy Finnegan

Mary McAleese's brother calls for people who knew of priest's abuse to come forward

Clem Leneghan said he does not want his story to take the spotlight away from where it belongs.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan' Abuse

Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'

“My mother, almost 90 years of age, had to discover that from the Belfast Telegraph three weeks ago.”

From TheJournal.ie Boys account for a third of online abuse images and often suffer the worst horrors New Study

Boys account for a third of online abuse images and often suffer the worst horrors

A new study has been produced based on a review of over a million images and videos.