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#Historical Abuse

From TheJournal.ie 'Malice, incompetence, negligence': How false claims about historical sex abuse in UK sparked '£2 million probe' Historical Abuse

'Malice, incompetence, negligence': How false claims about historical sex abuse in UK sparked '£2 million probe'

Carl Beech was found guilty of perverting the course of justice yesterday over sex abuse claims against senior UK politicians.

From TheJournal.ie 77-year-old man charged as part of historical clerical sex abuse probe in Belfast PSNI

77-year-old man charged as part of historical clerical sex abuse probe in Belfast

The man will appear before court tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church Illinois

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

From TheJournal.ie Zappone confirms over 200 alleged abusers now identified in Scouting Ireland probe Historical Abuse

Zappone confirms over 200 alleged abusers now identified in Scouting Ireland probe

Minister Katherine Zappone said it’s likely the numbers could increase again.

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 Child sex abuse accused whose file was 'shelved' for 11 years was 'close friends with senior garda' Historical Abuse

Child sex abuse accused whose file was 'shelved' for 11 years was 'close friends with senior garda' Exclusive

The woman’s case has sparked a garda review in the last three months.

From TheJournal.ie Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10 Historical Abuse

Former PM Ted Heath allegedly sexually assaulted boys as young as 10

After a landmark, two-year investigation, police said he would have been questioned if he were still alive.

From TheJournal.ie 'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice Historical Abuse

'I want my rapist father to die in prison for what he did to me': Woman continues fight for justice

The woman at the centre of an historical abuse allegation has written to the DPP asking for the reasons as to why her father was not charged.

From TheJournal.ie Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial Historical Abuse

Rolf Harris freed from prison as he awaits outcome of indecent assault trial

He will attend the trial at Southwark crown court from next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Common theme' of failures identified in report on religious orders' handling of abuse Historical Abuse

'Common theme' of failures identified in report on religious orders' handling of abuse

Of 512 allegations or concerns related to abuse, only 5 people were convicted.

From TheJournal.ie Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims Historical Abuse

Congregation says government was 'forced' to set up €1.5 billion redress scheme for abuse victims

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, one of the 18 congregations investigated by the Ryan Commission, has published a statement on the matter.

From The42 4 Premier League clubs in London 'connected' with historical abuse Scandal

4 Premier League clubs in London 'connected' with historical abuse

These allegations stem from just one of the investigations being conducted by 21 of the 45 British regional police forces.

From TheJournal.ie Everything we know about child sex abuse claims against Edward Heath Scandal Of The Century

Everything we know about child sex abuse claims against Edward Heath

No fewer than seven UK police departments are now investigating the former Prime Minister.

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 Australia asks child abuse victims of celebrity entertainers to come forward Historical

Australia asks child abuse victims of celebrity entertainers to come forward

The action follows Operation Yewtree in the United Kingdom.

From TheJournal.ie Claims police protected high-profile figures by covering up child sex abuse DARK TIMES

Claims police protected high-profile figures by covering up child sex abuse

The allegations span four decades from 1970 to 2005 and will now be investigated.