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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.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Colgan denies allegations of bullying and harassment in Gate workplace report Abuse
From TheJournal.ie 11 people arrested in connection with suspected child exploitation released without charge Child Abuse

11 people arrested in connection with suspected child exploitation released without charge

Files will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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.