Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said all allegations of clerical child sexual abuse in Ireland must be reported to gardaí. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

All allegations of clerical child sexual abuse on the island of Ireland must be reported to civil authorities, said Catholic Church representatives. (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has responded to a new Vatican document on the reporting of claims of clerical abuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said all allegations of clerical abuse in Ireland must be reported to gardaí, responding to a new Vatican document sayi(...)

In March, Martin Davoren pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit Criminal Court to 12 sample charges of assaulting Sarah  Clancy at various locations between dates in 1986 and 1988.

A woman who waived her right to anonymity after a man was convicted of sexually abusing her has said the State’s handling of his case “shows a clear d(...)

Teenagers are becoming sexualised by unrestricted exposure to explicit content online which in some cases leads to sexual abuse of younger family members, according to One in Four executive director Maeve Lewis. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dangerous individuals who can sexually abuse children over time exist in “every community” and now tend to be younger than before, survivors’ organisa(...)

 Executive director of One in Four Maeve Lewis. The agency, which helps survivors of child sexual abuse, has appealed for donations.    File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

One in Four, the agency which helps people who suffered sexual abuse as children, has appealed for donations. For the past eight weeks the agency has (...)

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(...)