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#Abuse

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Man who abused stepdaughters over decade represents "dark underbelly of Irish family life" John Joe Patterson

Man who abused stepdaughters over decade represents "dark underbelly of Irish family life"

“I went to my mother for help as a child … but she gave me no help and ignored my plea,” Emma Witherow – now 28 – said.

From TheJournal.ie Death sentence for men who filmed themselves beating boy (13) to death Bangladesh

Death sentence for men who filmed themselves beating boy (13) to death

Four people have been sentenced to death for their part in the brutal assault.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop reveals concerns about recent cases of possible abuse by priests Catholic Church

Archbishop reveals concerns about recent cases of possible abuse by priests

Archbishop Eamon Martin said he has dealt with three or four situations in the last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'This terrible incident is a stark reminder of the dangerous nature of domestic abuse' Omeath

'This terrible incident is a stark reminder of the dangerous nature of domestic abuse'

Women’s Aid says the killing of Garda Tony Golden shows the danger to frontline responders of domestic violence.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse at a deaf school: 'I screamed at night, but no one could hear me' School For Deaf Boys

Abuse at a deaf school: 'I screamed at night, but no one could hear me'

A documentary revealing the experiences of boys at St Joseph’s school – both positive and negative – is to be aired tonight.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m scared for my younger brother, who is getting him dressed and bringing him to school?' Care Order

'I’m scared for my younger brother, who is getting him dressed and bringing him to school?'

Details of a case of a young girl being taken into care over the abuse she received from her mother has been revealed.

From TheJournal.ie Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged Opinion

Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged

‘We need to try and understand other people’s perspectives and create a space to speak instead of silencing those who need to.’

From TheJournal.ie Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims 'kept celebrating Mass at home' Defrocked

Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims 'kept celebrating Mass at home'

It’s led to a resignation in the diocese of Cloyne.

From TheJournal.ie Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers Prevention This post contains a poll

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers

The New South Wales justice minister pointed to the number of paedophiles likely to re-offend soon after their release.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-MP calls child abuse inquiry a 'homosexual witch hunt' ALLEGED MURDER

Ex-MP calls child abuse inquiry a 'homosexual witch hunt'

Harvey Proctor has denied all allegations made against him.

From TheJournal.ie Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl Clerical Abuse

Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl

The priest repeatedly molested the girl from the time she was five.

From TheJournal.ie Journalist posts naked photos of herself on revenge porn website Sexy Selfies This post contains videos

Journalist posts naked photos of herself on revenge porn website

Anna Richardson has warned people about the dangers of sharing intimate images.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighter found guilty of raping 9-year-old girl after rescuing her from house fire Assault
From TheJournal.ie Questions raised over Irish swim coach accused of abuse who's spent 20 years in US Green Card

Questions raised over Irish swim coach accused of abuse who's spent 20 years in US

Maureen O’Sullivan TD wants to know how George Gibney has been allowed stay there.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog probes handling of child sex abuse claims against former British prime minister Edward Heath

Watchdog probes handling of child sex abuse claims against former British prime minister

The issue was referred by Wiltshire Police following allegations made by a retired senior officer.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: Jennifer Pan lied about her life, then wanted her parents dead 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Jennifer Pan lied about her life, then wanted her parents dead

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie 'He didn't value that we were actually human beings, it was like a nightmare.' Mary Manning

'He didn't value that we were actually human beings, it was like a nightmare.'

Mary Manning was repeatedly abused by her stepfather.

From TheJournal.ie Getting a barring order against a violent partner is about to get easier Domestic Violence

Getting a barring order against a violent partner is about to get easier

An emergency order can last for eight days and a barring order for up to three years.

From TheJournal.ie Man (77) who molested daughter and granddaughter is jailed for seven years Courts

Man (77) who molested daughter and granddaughter is jailed for seven years

He pleaded guilty to six counts of indecent and sexual assault.

From The42 Hulk says racism in Russian football will impact next World Cup Abuse

Hulk says racism in Russian football will impact next World Cup

The Brazilian was reacting to the latest racist incident in the Russian league.

From TheJournal.ie Girl left feeling 'scared, dirty, terrified and guilty' after years of abuse and threats Courts

Girl left feeling 'scared, dirty, terrified and guilty' after years of abuse and threats

A Clare man will be sentenced next week for raping his partner’s young daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer Column

Things I’ve learned from seven years as a Childline volunteer

After seven years of volunteering, I’ve learned a few things about young people that are worth sharing.

From TheJournal.ie A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow Column

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla Vulnerable

Gardaí claim child abuse investigations were badly delayed by Tusla

A new report looks at child protection services in North Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie "I am very pleased that RTE was able to believe me" - woman at centre of defamation action Mission To Prey

"I am very pleased that RTE was able to believe me" - woman at centre of defamation action

Former archbishop Richard Burke, who said RTÉ wrongly called him a paedophile, has settled his case

From TheJournal.ie Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill Freedom Of Speech

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.

From TheJournal.ie Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty Child Sexual Abuse

Man who raped and abused daughter for six years up to Junior Cert pleads guilty

He will face sentencing for crimes committed over 30 years ago

From TheJournal.ie Today's top stories in 6 seconds News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account Elder Abuse

Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account

This is just one example of elder abuse in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown Financial Abuse

Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown

The abuse includes demands for money, stealing of possessions and withholding money from older people.

From TheJournal.ie 'I committed no offence': Adams cleared of withholding information on niece's abuse Report

'I committed no offence': Adams cleared of withholding information on niece's abuse

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General found in a report that the Public Prosecution Service was correct in its earlier judgement.

From TheJournal.ie Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused? Survivors

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael hopeful told to 'get the queers to vote for you' Abuse

Fine Gael hopeful told to 'get the queers to vote for you'

Councillor Sharon Tolan received the anonymous message yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care Protection

Ignored, abandoned, deprived of food: Abuse suffered by Irish kids before they go into care

The most common form of abuse is neglect and some children suffer horrific physical and sexual abuse before the State is called on to intervene.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged rape victim was accused of crying on cue during cross-examination Slovenia

Alleged rape victim was accused of crying on cue during cross-examination

The woman has been awarded €13,500 after the European Court of Human Rights ruled she was mistreated during the course of her trial.

From TheJournal.ie Over 180 new clerical abuse allegations reported in past year Allegations

Over 180 new clerical abuse allegations reported in past year

The allegations relate to physical, emotional and sexual abuse committed by members of the clergy between 1950 and 2006.

From TheJournal.ie 76-year-old former Church of Ireland worker faces 75 charges of child sex abuse Operation Bluebird
From TheJournal.ie "Put up or shut up" - Mairia Cahill's challenge after Gerry Adams 'uncle' claims War Of Words

"Put up or shut up" - Mairia Cahill's challenge after Gerry Adams 'uncle' claims

Cahill says her family are considering legal action.

From TheJournal.ie The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim Catholic Church

The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim

The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.