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#Abuse

Lily Allen has abandoned her Twitter account after abuse over her baby son's death

She’s temporarily quit over “new levels” of abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop Martin says Connell 'was the one who finally began to realise the extent of the abuse' Catholic Church

Archbishop Martin says Connell 'was the one who finally began to realise the extent of the abuse'

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin referenced the Cardinal’s response to abuse allegations at his funeral today.

From TheJournal.ie Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail Courts

Man found with video showing sexual abuse of five-year-old girl asks judge to spare him jail

31-year-old Michael Flanagan’s defence said he had started downloading such material after the breakup of a long-term relationship.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse Historic Cases

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse

The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Court hears father would leave £50 on his daughter's bedside locker after sexually abusing her Offaly

Court hears father would leave £50 on his daughter's bedside locker after sexually abusing her

The man apologised in court for not admitting to abusing his daughter when she was aged between 10-12 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Leitrim man jailed for abusing boy from the age of nine Courts

Leitrim man jailed for abusing boy from the age of nine

The abuse lasted for eight years.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly care patient discovered 'lying on the bedroom floor covered in urine and faeces' HIQA

Elderly care patient discovered 'lying on the bedroom floor covered in urine and faeces' Exclusive

Records released detail complaints received by Hiqa in relation to nursing homes.

From TheJournal.ie Breakdown: The 10 most valuable properties the Catholic Church handed over after Ryan Report Abuse

Breakdown: The 10 most valuable properties the Catholic Church handed over after Ryan Report

Religious orders still owe almost €15 million to a fund for abuse survivors.

From TheJournal.ie 'He called my son a monkey and black b****rd': Rise in reports of racist incidents Discrimination

'He called my son a monkey and black b****rd': Rise in reports of racist incidents

In one reported incident, children were sprayed with bleach by other kids in their neighbourhood.

From TheJournal.ie 'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of' Bearing Witness

'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of'

Many domestic violence victims go through it alone: A woman domesticly abused by her husband gives her perspective

From TheJournal.ie 'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it' Bearing Witness

'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it'

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

From TheJournal.ie ‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.' Bearing Witness

‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'

The brother of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend gives his perspective.

From TheJournal.ie 'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’ Bearing Witness

'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a survivor, and from a partner.

From TheJournal.ie 'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs' Bearing Witness

'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

From TheJournal.ie 'It allowed him to prey on vulnerable children': Survivor and priest criticise church response to abuse Church Of Ireland

'It allowed him to prey on vulnerable children': Survivor and priest criticise church response to abuse

St Patrick’s Cathedral issued an apology on Friday but some are not fully happy with its response.

From TheJournal.ie TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case Sexual Abuse

TD claims HSE manager tried to destroy career of whistleblower in Grace abuse case

The whistleblower alleges the manager “fabricated” information about her.

From TheJournal.ie HSE didn't publish reports into foster care abuse claims under garda advice Grace

HSE didn't publish reports into foster care abuse claims under garda advice

A report published yesterday identified failings in investigation on the behalf of the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Pope aide quizzed by Australian police over allegations of abuse of young boys at swimming pool Cardinal George Pell
From TheJournal.ie Man who abused four sisters in their home jailed for 12 years Courts

Man who abused four sisters in their home jailed for 12 years

The man had previously served a sentence for rape and had moved directly into the family home from prison.

From TheJournal.ie Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father Courts

Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father

The boy’s father was jailed for 14 years last week for raping the child.

From TheJournal.ie Man who raped his young son and imprisoned him in a box is jailed for 14 years Waterford

Man who raped his young son and imprisoned him in a box is jailed for 14 years

The man’s partner will be sentenced for child cruelty next week.

From TheJournal.ie Man who sexually abused his sister “in excess of a couple of hundred times” fails to have sentence reduced Abuse

Man who sexually abused his sister “in excess of a couple of hundred times” fails to have sentence reduced

The man was found guilty and sentenced to nine years imprisonment in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie No prosecution for parents accused of sexually abusing their two children Courts

No prosecution for parents accused of sexually abusing their two children

Legal action has been brought by the children’s foster parents in an effort to block them from being reunited with their natural parents.

From TheJournal.ie "Disturbing evidence" of alleged sexual abuse of children is heard behind closed doors High Court

"Disturbing evidence" of alleged sexual abuse of children is heard behind closed doors

An application will be made to exclude media from courtroom during evidence by gardai.

From TheJournal.ie Hiqa report finds a disabled patient was left without food or nutrition for over 18 hours Major Non-compliance

Hiqa report finds a disabled patient was left without food or nutrition for over 18 hours

Staff at St Raphael’s, Youghal, Co Cork, said there was a lack of staff available at that time to assist the resident out of bed.

From TheJournal.ie Victim-blaming culture makes it more difficult for women to get help Column

Victim-blaming culture makes it more difficult for women to get help

With recent high profile domestic violence cases, Margaret Martin of Women’s Aid reflects on society’s tendency to judge, shame and distrust victims.

From TheJournal.ie Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled Children In Care

Jeff's story: A worried little boy in care - quiet, kind and deeply troubled

The child had been placed in care because of family violence, parental alcohol use and neglect and remained in care until he was an adult.

From TheJournal.ie 'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home Opinion

'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home

Poet Connie Roberts talks about her experiences growing up an abusive alcoholic father and attending an industrial school.

From TheJournal.ie Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims Investigations

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

Police in Australia said they are investigating Cardinal George Pell.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one deserves to be the target of abuse online, and it has no place on Twitter' Must Do Better

'No one deserves to be the target of abuse online, and it has no place on Twitter'

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey said the issue was “truly one of the most important things for us to improve [in]“.

From TheJournal.ie Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing' Abuse

Man in Malawi arrested after having sex with 100 young women and children in 'ritual cleansing'

Eric Aniva said he was hired by the females’ families.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after woman reported being raped Derry

Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after woman reported being raped

The woman went to police in Derry for help last night.

From TheJournal.ie Ghostbusters star wants Twitter to fight trolls after barrage of racist abuse Leslie Jones

Ghostbusters star wants Twitter to fight trolls after barrage of racist abuse

Trolls sent the actress images which compared her to a gorilla.

From TheJournal.ie Judge tells religious order to hand over priests' files to abuse victim Abuse

Judge tells religious order to hand over priests' files to abuse victim

Mark Vincent Healy is taking a legal case against the Holy Ghost Fathers.

From TheJournal.ie Man sentenced to 12 years for raping and sexually abusing three step-children Courts

Man sentenced to 12 years for raping and sexually abusing three step-children

In a statement one of his victims said: “I don’t care for him in any manner. I have truly freed myself from him”.

From TheJournal.ie "I had looked on him as part of my family" - Man convicted for sexually abusing two young boys Courts

"I had looked on him as part of my family" - Man convicted for sexually abusing two young boys

The man pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual abuse between January 1991 and May 1991.

From TheJournal.ie Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly? Eighth Amendment

Who's going to sit on the abortion assembly?

In 2012 when the Constitutional Convention was set up there were concerns about lobbying – but transparency is needed if Citizen’s Assembly is going to work.

From TheJournal.ie Woman says she felt "like a chained up animal" during father's abuse Central Criminal Court

Woman says she felt "like a chained up animal" during father's abuse

The now 50-year-old man has since been diagnosed as a paedophile by a psychiatrist.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls Abuse

Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls

Eight garda divisions now have cars with the kits in them, with plans to roll out the programme across the country.

From TheJournal.ie "We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse Threats

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.