The Mairia Cahill case has caused ‘intense suffering’ among survivors as ‘memories of their own abuse are triggered’, Maeve Lewis of One in Four has said.

The Maíria Cahill case has caused “intense suffering” among survivors as “memories of their own abuse are triggered”, One in Four has said.This was th(...)

Maeve Lewis,  executive director of One in Four: “Many of these young men began offending as adolescents by downloading internet images of children being abused and then moved on to sexually harming children themselves.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been a marked rise in the number of young sex offenders attending for treatment at the One in Four service, according to its 2013 annual re(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said Christine Buckley was a courageous and consistent campaigner for child protection and children’s rights.

Politicians and supporters of abuse survivors have been paying tribute to campaigner Christine Buckley following her death this morning. (...)

Cardinal Sean Brady: “We are not becoming complacent. Vigilance is the operative word at all times, attentiveness and compassion to all concerned.”  Photograph: Frank Miller

The Towards Healing helpline for survivors of clerical child abuse can be contacted today and tomorrow 11am to 1am at freephone 1800-303416 from Irela(...)

Maeve Lewis Executive Director of One In Four:   ’no one wants the alleged offender to be denied a fair trial but it (criminal justice system) is stacked against the victim.’  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The criminal justice system has been criticised for “retriggering” the trauma of child sex abuse suffered by survivors who pursue actions in the co(...)

Maeve Lewis: “It is not acceptable in a democracy that so many victims of serious sexual crime . . .  are so terrified of the criminal trial system that they choose not to make a complaint in the first place.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is not acceptable in a democracy that so many victims of serious sexual crime do not have access to a legal remedy or are so terrified of the crimi(...)