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From TheJournal.ie Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners Domestic Violence

Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners

Up to last year, if a patient qualified under their spouse or partner’s benefit, they simply had to sign a form at the clinic.

From TheJournal.ie Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody Longford

Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody

He pleaded guilty to the production, possession and distribution of child pornography, along with sexually exploiting minors.

From TheJournal.ie Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year Medecins Sans Frontieres

Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year

A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam is now spreading.

From TheJournal.ie Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter Sexual Abuse

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter

The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage sex abuse victim felt 'used liked a puppet' by man who blackmailed  her over two years Galway

Teenage sex abuse victim felt 'used liked a puppet' by man who blackmailed her over two years

Alan Feehily was described as “pure evil” by his victim.

From TheJournal.ie 265 people have come forward as victims of USA Gymnastics doctor Sexual Abuse

265 people have come forward as victims of USA Gymnastics doctor

Last week, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing girls.

From TheJournal.ie 27-year-old charged after raping eight-month-old cousin in India Delhi

27-year-old charged after raping eight-month-old cousin in India

The baby is currently recovering in hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Being punched, having your hand stood on and death threats - the life of a Dublin clamper Tensions

Being punched, having your hand stood on and death threats - the life of a Dublin clamper

One of the most chilling threats came from a doctor who said, “I hope I never see you in A&E.”

From TheJournal.ie Sexual abuse victim tells ex-US team doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar' Larry Nassar

Sexual abuse victim tells ex-US team doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'

Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Kenneally's 'forgotten victims' want to know how that 'horrible monster got away with it for so long' Waterford

Bill Kenneally's 'forgotten victims' want to know how that 'horrible monster got away with it for so long'

The government has said it will launch an inquiry – but there is no start date as yet.

From TheJournal.ie Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day ISPCC

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.

From TheJournal.ie Three women accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape Abuse

Three women accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape

The 60-year-old hip-hop legend denied the rape accusations, which date back to 1988.

From TheJournal.ie Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years Courts

Man who sexually assaulted friend's 13-year-old step-son jailed for five years

The 42-year-old man was aware the 13-year-old boy had recently come out as gay and that he had been a victim of previous sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Met Opera suspends conductor James Levine following multiple sexual misconduct claims New York

Met Opera suspends conductor James Levine following multiple sexual misconduct claims

Met officials said they were launching an investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese kindergarten teacher used needles to 'discipline' children for not sleeping Punishment

Chinese kindergarten teacher used needles to 'discipline' children for not sleeping

The case prompted Chinese authorities to call for an “immediate” investigation into all kindergartens across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food' Amnesty International

Rohingya crisis: 'We would be better in prison because at least we would have food'

A new Amnesty International report has said Rohingya treatment amounts to apartheid.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians Executive Council

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie Actress sues Harvey Weinstein for alleged rape in 2016 Beverly Hills

Actress sues Harvey Weinstein for alleged rape in 2016

The woman, who has remained anonymous, met with Weinstein to discuss a part in the TV series Marco Polo.

From TheJournal.ie 'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals Circle Of Healing

'We carry negativity in our bodies': Therapy sessions for priests affected by abuse scandals

The Association of Catholic Priests is launching therapy sessions for the mental wellbeing of priests.

From TheJournal.ie Huge spike in steroid use despite side effects such as stunted growth and baldness Bodybuilding

Huge spike in steroid use despite side effects such as stunted growth and baldness

Gardaí believe about a dozen gyms in Dublin city centre and northside have been used as selling points.

From TheJournal.ie Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case Warning To Friend

Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case

The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.

From The42 'Launching bottles and other objects from up in the stands makes you cowards, not hard men' - McClean Abuse

'Launching bottles and other objects from up in the stands makes you cowards, not hard men' - McClean

BBC’s Match of the Day programme was also criticised by the Ireland star.

From TheJournal.ie English couple who livestreamed abuse of a child jailed for a combined 17 years Abuse

English couple who livestreamed abuse of a child jailed for a combined 17 years

The FBI alerted Devon and Cornwall Police who started an investigation into the couple.

From TheJournal.ie HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly Abuse

HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly

Tony O’Brien was told by one committee member that he is pre-empting the work of the inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences Circuit Criminal Court

Former Irish Times journalist Tom Humphries jailed for 2.5 years for child sex offences

The former sports journalist groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl.

From The42 Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Maroney reveals she was molested by US team doctor Abuse

Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Maroney reveals she was molested by US team doctor

Larry Nassar is facing trial on more than 20 counts of sexual assault.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to lift the lid on financial abuse of older people' Elder Abuse

'We need to lift the lid on financial abuse of older people'

Research suggests that up to 10% of older adults may experience financial abuse.

From TheJournal.ie The Harvey Weinstein controversy: A timeline of the powerful producer's rapid downfall Hollywood

The Harvey Weinstein controversy: A timeline of the powerful producer's rapid downfall

Last Thursday, The New York Times published an investigation into years’ worth of assault allegations.

From TheJournal.ie 'People want to help, but they're fearful': What's the best way to offer support to an abuse victim? Abuse

'People want to help, but they're fearful': What's the best way to offer support to an abuse victim?

Over 300,000 people in Ireland have been severely abused by a partner at some point in their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears High Court

Woman facing deportation was forced by her 'violent and abusive' husband to have abortion, court hears

The woman is seeking leave to challenge the legality of a decision refusing her permission to remain in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings Having Her Say

'You cannot trust these people' - Woman who had disclosure of abuse lost by Tusla slams report on its failings

The woman, whose records were lost by the HSE/Tusla for over three years, says she feels the latest ombudsman report into Tusla’s complaints procedures won’t change anything.

From TheJournal.ie 'Presumed innocence': Top Vatican cardinal denies all charges of child sex abuse on first appearance in court Melbourne

'Presumed innocence': Top Vatican cardinal denies all charges of child sex abuse on first appearance in court

Cardinal George Pell made the denials despite the fact no pleas were required to be entered on his first appearance in Australian court.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Ireland's criminal legal aid system is being abused? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland's criminal legal aid system is being abused?

Fine Gael Senator John O’Mahony argued this morning that the system in place in Ireland is in need of an overhaul.

From TheJournal.ie Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges Court Case

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges

The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.

From TheJournal.ie 'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN Abuse

'We wanted to be loved': Institutional abuse survivors take their fight for justice to the UN

A report launched today criticises the State’s treatment of victims, which it says has caused further trauma.

From TheJournal.ie Court hears of horrific sexual abuse by former Christian Brother on fifth class boys Limerick Circuit Court

Court hears of horrific sexual abuse by former Christian Brother on fifth class boys

Sentencing for James Treacy (75) was adjourned until 28 July.

From TheJournal.ie HSE misallocated latest request from sexual abuse survivor whose claims it lost for 3 years Frustration

HSE misallocated latest request from sexual abuse survivor whose claims it lost for 3 years

The HSE’s dealings with ‘Mary’ has seen it issue her with a number of apologies since 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Staff involved in care for 'Grace' were promoted, PAC told Grace Case

Staff involved in care for 'Grace' were promoted, PAC told

In April, a €6.3 million settlement for Grace was approved by the High Court.

From TheJournal.ie Girl seeking abortion held in psychiatric unit when she thought she was going for termination Detained

Girl seeking abortion held in psychiatric unit when she thought she was going for termination

A consultant psychiatrist said termination was “not the solution for all the child’s problems at this stage”.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 8,000 cases of adult abuse reported to HSE last year Physical

Almost 8,000 cases of adult abuse reported to HSE last year

The most common type of abuse among 18-64 years olds was physical 48%, psychological 24% and sexual abuse 11%.