Child sexual abuse
Former police officer Judith Gillespie has been appointed for a one-year term as the new independent chair on an inter-departmental working group on Mother and Baby Homes, Magdalene laundries and historical clerical child abuse.
Published 8 July 2020
A watchdog has raised concerns about how the criminal justice system responds to child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Northern Ireland.
Published 30 June 2020
Criminal cases concerning possession or distribution of child abuse material are taking up to 10 years to be dealt with, according to new analysis.
Published 7 January 2020
The Provincial of the Oblate Fathers of Ireland has been granted an order dismissing personal injury proceedings brought against him, in which a man who alleged he had suffered sexual abuse by an Oblate priest in the 1950s sought to hold him vicariously liable for the priests actions.
Published 19 September 2019
A pilot project to introduce a "child-centred" approach to dealing with child sexual abuse, based on the Icelandic "Barnahus" model, has been launched in Galway.
Published 17 September 2019
A judge has held that survivors of child sexual abuse in National Schools cannot be excluded from the State's ex-gratia payment scheme on the basis that they have not established a prior complaint against their abuser.
Published 9 July 2019