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German cardinal resigns over Church's 'failure' in abuse scandal
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German cardinal resigns over Church's 'failure' in abuse scandal

Jun 4th 2021, 12:13 PM 12,768 Views 9 Comments

Criticising colleagues who “refuse to believe there is a shared responsibility in this respect”, Reinhard Marx said the Church is at “a dead end”.

German police shut down child abuse online platform with 400,000 members
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German police shut down child abuse online platform with 400,000 members

May 3rd 2021, 3:00 PM 29,145 Views 0 Comments

The platform, named as “Boystown”, had existed since 2019.

Dublin man sexually abused daughter over seven year period, court hears
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Dublin man sexually abused daughter over seven year period, court hears

Apr 12th 2021, 8:16 PM 40,008 Views 0 Comments

The victim did not realise her father was behind everything until the age of 21.

Student jailed for 16 months for accessing child abuse images 'of the most depraved nature' online
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Student jailed for 16 months for accessing child abuse images 'of the most depraved nature' online

Mar 23rd 2021, 9:31 PM 41,210 Views 38 Comments

Albaraa Turkistani was sentenced today.

Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters
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Kerry man jailed for repeated rape of his daughters

Feb 11th 2021, 9:21 PM 63,591 Views 0 Comments

Justice Owens imposed 14 years imprisonment and suspended the final two years on strict conditions.

'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'
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'The brother whipped him until his back was bleeding, then gave him an orange to keep quiet'

Jan 30th 2021, 10:30 AM 142,042 Views 30 Comments

Joe McAveety was born in a mother and baby home and grew up in industrial schools which were rife with physical and sexual abuse.

'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers
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'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers

Nov 18th 2020, 2:51 PM 27,637 Views 15 Comments

Cora Desmond has spoken about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Bridget Kenneally.

Retired doctor who abused seven boys loses appeal against conviction
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Retired doctor who abused seven boys loses appeal against conviction

Nov 17th 2020, 2:07 PM 28,779 Views 0 Comments

The doctor was jailed for four years in February of last year.

‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’
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‘Often when a child contacts us, all we hear is quiet sobs’

Apr 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 37,045 Views 16 Comments

Sarah Hughes, a Childline volunteer, says some children are trapped in abusive homes during Covid-19.

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19
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'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

Apr 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 31,125 Views 10 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools
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'Isolated at home with their tormentor': Childline experiences increase in calls since closure of schools

Mar 20th 2020, 6:02 PM 31,319 Views 15 Comments

The ISPCC said home is not a happy place for all children and they do not have their regular support network in schools anymore.

'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009
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'It was now or never': Abuse survivor on why he spoke out on RTÉ programme in 2009

Mar 4th 2020, 11:11 AM 35,438 Views 44 Comments

Michael O’Brien created one of the most powerful moments in Irish television, when he passionately told his story on RTÉ in 2009.

Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done
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Opinion: 'States of Fear' may have caused a seismic shift in Ireland, but more needs to be done

Updated Mar 2nd 2020, 2:51 PM 19,822 Views 15 Comments

As RTÉ examines the legacy of States of Fear, 21 years on, Sheila Ahern discusses the landmark documentary and the late Mary Raftery, its producer.

Police in Manchester apologise to children abused 'in plain sight' by grooming gangs
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Police in Manchester apologise to children abused 'in plain sight' by grooming gangs

Jan 14th 2020, 10:09 PM 27,803 Views 58 Comments

Greater Manchester Police’s re-launched investigation has identified 53 potential victims.

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland
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Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Dec 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,345 Views 8 Comments

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report
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Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report

Nov 26th 2019, 7:48 AM 9,057 Views 7 Comments

Mr Justice Ryan said the claim that 170,000 were admitted to institutional school is, in fact, closer to 42,000.

There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari
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There's been an increase in sexual assaults among teens, says Cari

Nov 21st 2019, 10:29 AM 9,695 Views 25 Comments

“Choking is a massive issue,” among teenagers, psychotherapist Stella O’Malley told RTÉ’s Today with SOR show.

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation
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'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 25,477 Views 0 Comments

An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.

Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases
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Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases

Oct 20th 2019, 9:00 PM 32,987 Views 7 Comments

The Fermanagh journalist details how he and the victims are exposing wrongdoing and seeking the truth. It is not just his job, but his duty, he writes.

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison
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One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison

Oct 14th 2019, 8:48 PM 48,879 Views 63 Comments

Richard Huckle was given 22 life sentences in 2016 for an unprecedented number of offences against children.

'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child
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'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child

Oct 5th 2019, 8:24 AM 68,227 Views 41 Comments

Appearing on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, the popular broadcaster said for years he blamed himself for what happened.

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
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Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

Oct 4th 2019, 11:37 AM 11,589 Views 15 Comments

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

Couple accused of child cruelty after daughter (9) suffered serious injuries refused bail
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Couple accused of child cruelty after daughter (9) suffered serious injuries refused bail

Sep 16th 2019, 6:20 PM 26,400 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí launched an investigation and arrested the mother and father, aged in their thirties, last month.

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme
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Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

Sep 6th 2019, 10:34 PM 17,654 Views 48 Comments

The majority of the money will go to the fund, while €429,000 is to be paid to the National Children’s Hospital.

Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner
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Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner

Aug 14th 2019, 11:28 AM 14,022 Views 60 Comments

Neglect and sexual abuse were among the suspected crimes that Tusla was slow to report.

Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse
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Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse

Aug 6th 2019, 3:41 PM 7,134 Views 11 Comments

An independent report found that the club’s former chief scout was able to operate ‘unchallenged’, abusing boys in the 1970s.

Gardaí seize 'childlike sex doll' as 14 addresses raided around country
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# Operation Ketch

Gardaí seize 'childlike sex doll' as 14 addresses raided around country

Jul 25th 2019, 9:06 PM 43,757 Views 42 Comments

The searches, conducted between Monday and today, were carried out as part of Operation Ketch.

More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year
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More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year

Jun 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,175 Views 0 Comments

The most common form of abuse in cases referred to Tusla was emotional abuse.

Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law
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Opinion: The State's refusal to compensate survivors of abuse violates human rights law

Jun 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,963 Views 20 Comments

In its efforts to avoid paying compensation to victims, the State has spent €1.5 million on legal fees and re-traumatised some of its most vulnerable citizens, writes Conor O’Mahony.

Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case
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Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case

May 23rd 2019, 4:41 PM 5,942 Views 0 Comments

The children involved were left with a foster family for several years despite abuse claims.

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police
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Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

May 9th 2019, 11:25 AM 13,823 Views 39 Comments

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children
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US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children

Apr 19th 2019, 8:00 PM 35,385 Views 29 Comments

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.

Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'
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Opinion: 'I'm not a victim, I am a survivor ... I don’t flinch when someone touches me'

Apr 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 28,654 Views 15 Comments

Aicha Dounia was abused by her biological father from the age of four but she refuses to live a life ‘consumed by hatred’.

Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse
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Opinion: Tech giants must be held responsible for publishing images of murder and child abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,311 Views 39 Comments

Google is pioneering self-driving cars and bringing the internet to remote parts of Africa via a network of giant balloons, yet somehow they cannot deal with snuff films or child abuse images, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way'
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Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way'

Mar 17th 2019, 8:30 PM 60,546 Views 109 Comments

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy writes that the allegations are credible and consistent but cannot now be proven definitively.

Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images
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Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images

Feb 5th 2019, 5:36 PM 17,358 Views 0 Comments

Twenty-three searches have been carried out by gardaí in recent days.

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse
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# Marie Collins

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,583 Views 20 Comments

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m
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Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m

Nov 20th 2018, 8:55 PM 10,141 Views 19 Comments

The awards are made to those abused while resident in industrial schools.

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles
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UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles

Nov 17th 2018, 4:00 PM 9,114 Views 0 Comments

The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.

New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused
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# One House

New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused

Oct 30th 2018, 2:39 PM 6,958 Views 9 Comments

The pilot programme will run in Galway in the new year.

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