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#Child Abuse

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation FGM

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Rodney Edwards: How one brave man walked into our newspaper office to uncover shocking sex abuse cases Fermanagh

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie One of Britain’s worst paedophiles stabbed to death in prison Richard Huckle

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I thought it was my failing': Former footballer Richie Sadlier reveals he was sexually abused as a child Late Late

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse Message Encryption

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Couple accused of child cruelty after daughter (9) suffered serious injuries refused bail Charge

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme Caranua

Christian Brothers to pay outstanding €6.8 million to redress scheme

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

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner HIQA Inspections

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

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

From The42 Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse Damning

Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse

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

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize 'childlike sex doll' as 14 addresses raided around country Operation Ketch

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More than 6,000 physical abuse referrals to child and family agency last year Tusla

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach will act upon report which lists catalogue of failures into HSE and Tusla handling of foster home abuse case Systemic Failures

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police Catholic Church

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children California

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

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Neverland: 'A monster was hiding in plain sight and we chose to look the other way' Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images Operation Ketch

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse Marie Collins

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Redress Board work cost €1.1bn, while abused residents in industrial schools get €970m Pay Outs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles Trauma

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New centre aims to ease trauma for children who have been sexually abused One House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises Operation Ketch

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises

Digital material, computers and mobile phones were seized in the searches which took place over the last five days.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past' Mass Appeal

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'

The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Germany jails couple who sold son to paedophiles online for more than two years Darknet

Germany jails couple who sold son to paedophiles online for more than two years

The court found that the unemployed couple had sexually assaulted the boy, now 10 and sold him on the so-called darknet.

From TheJournal.ie Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seized a number of 'child sex dolls' in raids today Operation Ketch

Gardaí seized a number of 'child sex dolls' in raids today

It is understood up to 30 homes are being targeted in today’s searches.

From TheJournal.ie Man to be sentenced next month for possessing almost 1,000 child abuse images Peter Mcdonagh

Man to be sentenced next month for possessing almost 1,000 child abuse images

Some of the children depicted were no older than two-years-old.

From TheJournal.ie Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother Sexual Abuse

Man (73) who admitted abusing two sisters will not face retrial for abusing their brother

A previous conviction was overturned following a successful appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s Wales

Former head of children's home jailed for life for abusing boys in 1970s

Bryan Davies lured teenage boys to his room by offering them alcohol or cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Truly dreadful': Dublin man (20) jailed for possession of graphic child abuse images Courts

'Truly dreadful': Dublin man (20) jailed for possession of graphic child abuse images

Over 5,000 images and 328 videos were found on the man’s computer during a Garda raid of his Dublin home.

From TheJournal.ie Clare teenager thought about killing his mother to end 'years of abuse' against him and siblings Child Abuse
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 Mother arrested in US after video of infant smoking cigar goes viral online North Carolina

Mother arrested in US after video of infant smoking cigar goes viral online

The Raleigh Police Department has said that the child is now safe.

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 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 Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years Child Abuse

Kerry man caught with thousands of child pornography images jailed for two years

John O’Donoghue, aged 38, also distributed illegal images and movies via email.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected child exploitation: Questioning of men and women continues Investigation

Suspected child exploitation: Questioning of men and women continues

The suspects can be questioned up to 24 hours excluding breaks.

From TheJournal.ie Clare auctioneer 'of some standing' jailed for raping his friend's daughter Child Abuse

Clare auctioneer 'of some standing' jailed for raping his friend's daughter

The court was told that the sexual abuse his victim suffered had a “deep and long-lasting impact” on her to this day.

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