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#Abuse

From TheJournal.ie Inquiry hears of gun-toting paedophile priest who made children kneel between his legs Abuse

Inquiry hears of gun-toting paedophile priest who made children kneel between his legs

An Australian inquiry is in its third day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Macho culture' at BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to abuse 57 females and 15 boys Sexual Abuse

'Macho culture' at BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to abuse 57 females and 15 boys

The youngest victim of a sexual assault was just eight years old.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Health says Michael Noonan never sought to influence Grace decision Foster Home Abuse

Department of Health says Michael Noonan never sought to influence Grace decision

TheJournal.ie asked other former health ministers when they were made aware of the case.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin looking into claim that canvasser told constituent to 'f*** off' On The Doorstep

Sinn Féin looking into claim that canvasser told constituent to 'f*** off'

The incident is alleged to have happened on a doorstep in Dublin Bay North last week.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí receive FBI training on how to combat online child abuse Child Pornography

Gardaí receive FBI training on how to combat online child abuse

Officers from the PSNI also took part in the training course in Dublin this week.

From TheJournal.ie Waterford coach jailed for sex abuse was 'a beast' and 'an animal', say victims Bill Kenneally
From TheJournal.ie 'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together' Opinion

'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together'

At the beginning he was nice, making sure I got home safely and on time for curfew, but things changed, writes an anonymous contributor.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter is creating an anti-abuse council to help it curb online bullying Abuse

Twitter is creating an anti-abuse council to help it curb online bullying

The safety council is made up of more than 40 different organisations to help it stomp out abuse on the platform.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter has a lot to say about 'venomous' online abuse Speaking Out

Alan Shatter has a lot to say about 'venomous' online abuse

“I think we have a problem here.”

From TheJournal.ie Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse' Sexual Abuse

Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse'

Tony O’Brien is in front of the Public Accounts Committee today to answer questions about abuse in a foster home in Waterford.

From TheJournal.ie Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed' Safeguards

Foster care rules are 'being ignored and bypassed'

Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.

From TheJournal.ie "How can they trust the system with their child?" - HSE whistleblower Held Accountable

"How can they trust the system with their child?" - HSE whistleblower

The social worker at the heart of an abuse case at a foster home in the southeast, has spoken damningly of the culture of management in place at the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse Failings

HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse

More than 40 people passed through the foster home between from the early 1980s up to 2009.

From TheJournal.ie 'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways' Foster Care

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.

From TheJournal.ie HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding" Foster Care

HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"

The woman was allegedly subjected to sexual and physical abuse for 20 years.

From TheJournal.ie HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities HSE

HSE accused of failing to heed abuse warning regarding foster child with intellectual disabilities

The foster child, who cannot speak, lived at the foster home in the southeast for 20 years between 1989 and 2009.

From TheJournal.ie 'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece Courts

'I keep saying, why did it happen?': Man sentenced to 12 years for attempted rape of niece

In her victim impact report the now adult woman said her plans for her life changed as a result of the abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Priest and serial abuser Tony Walsh sentenced to one year for sexual assault of child in the 1970s Singing Priest

Priest and serial abuser Tony Walsh sentenced to one year for sexual assault of child in the 1970s

Tony Walsh, who became known as the “singing priest” in the 1980s, forced himself on a young girl at a north Dublin parish hall on an unknown date in the mid-1970s.

From TheJournal.ie Spotlight movie shines light on Catholic Church abuses that are all too familiar Child Abuse

Spotlight movie shines light on Catholic Church abuses that are all too familiar

The new Hollywood movie focuses on the Pulitzer Prize winning investigation carried out by The Boston Globe into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child-molesting priests.

From TheJournal.ie Pentagon says hundreds of military kids sexually abused each year Abuse

Pentagon says hundreds of military kids sexually abused each year

In one case, a Marine was found to be abusing his colleague’s three-year-old stepdaughter.

From TheJournal.ie 'Abusive' passenger charged more than €9k after causing diversion to Shannon Jet2.com

'Abusive' passenger charged more than €9k after causing diversion to Shannon

She also received a lifetime ban.

From TheJournal.ie British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses Abuse

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses

An inquiry has heard evidence of at least 1,514 possible victims, 280 of whom are alleged to have been unlawfully killed.

From TheJournal.ie Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property Cruelty This post contains videos

Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property

The ISPCA have released the video in order “to highlight the aftermath of the cruelty” that they deal with.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 82-year-old to stand trial for alleged abuse on young men almost 50 years ago Court Of Appeal

82-year-old to stand trial for alleged abuse on young men almost 50 years ago

The Court of Appeal unanimously declared he should stand trial.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men Help

'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men

More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Victim in horrific abuse case: "Some people had cereal for breakfast, I seemed to be molested for breakfast" Step-father

Victim in horrific abuse case: "Some people had cereal for breakfast, I seemed to be molested for breakfast"

A 51-year-old Wicklow man is to be sentenced in February for raping and sexually assaulting two boys hundreds of times.

From TheJournal.ie Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings Opinion

Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings

Henry Moloney, a former Spiritan priest, has been sentenced to four years in prison, with the final year suspended, for the indecent assault of a schoolboy.

From TheJournal.ie Massive increase in new callers to service for childhood abuse victims Reaching Out

Massive increase in new callers to service for childhood abuse victims

The most common overall setting for abuse was in the family with one quarter of these callers saying their fathers abused them.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended' Cyberbullying This post contains videos

'We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended'

Communications Minister Alex White has spoken out against proposals from some within his own party to legislate against cyberbullying.

From TheJournal.ie Man who was hung from window by nurses can't have €34,000 award reconsidered Abuse

Man who was hung from window by nurses can't have €34,000 award reconsidered

The man suffered significant abuse St Gabriel’s Hospital Cabinteely during the 60s.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 700 arrests across UK in child abuse images crackdown Vile Industry

Almost 700 arrests across UK in child abuse images crackdown

The arrests followed an operation targeting people looking at online abuse images.

From TheJournal.ie Councillor called a 'racist c***' over stance on Traveller accommodation Halting Sites

Councillor called a 'racist c***' over stance on Traveller accommodation

Josepha Madigan has received online abuse over her comments.

From TheJournal.ie No convictions on over 50 abuse allegations against religious orders Child Abuse

No convictions on over 50 abuse allegations against religious orders

The latest tranche of child protection reviews examines allegations against 20 orders.

From TheJournal.ie This little girl from the Toy Show received a lot of abuse online after her appearance HATRED

This little girl from the Toy Show received a lot of abuse online after her appearance

Lara Reddy’s dad has spoken out about the response his daughter received online.

From TheJournal.ie Judge asked not to jail Dublin man who had sex with 15-year-old Online Grooming

Judge asked not to jail Dublin man who had sex with 15-year-old

The man had sex with the girl after chatting with her online using a fake profile.

From TheJournal.ie A quarter of children feel their parents don't love them enough to keep them safe Small Voices

A quarter of children feel their parents don't love them enough to keep them safe

Most Irish children appear to be aware of the dangers of the internet and feel most at risk of harm when they’re at school.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was nine when he first abused me, I was home from school because I was sick' Stepfather

'I was nine when he first abused me, I was home from school because I was sick'

Emma and Vanessa Witherow’s mother stood by their stepfather after he was jailed for sexually abusing them over ten years.

From TheJournal.ie Former minister reportedly investigated over child sex abuse claims State Of The Nation

Former minister reportedly investigated over child sex abuse claims

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie Sisters abused by stepfather say they will never forgive mother who stood by him John Joe Patterson

Sisters abused by stepfather say they will never forgive mother who stood by him

“I am a mother myself and I would never do that to my kids.”