Jimmy Savile

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Scouting Ireland’s headquarters at Larch Hill in Dublin.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Allan Mathews (35) has been involved with scouting since he was eight years old, and is now a leader with the St Patrick’s group, in Dundalk, Co Louth(...)

UK police opened a major investigation in 2014 after the man told detectives he had been abused at military locations and at apartments close to parliament.

A man who alleged he was a victim of a historical child sex ring involving high-profile figures including senior political and military individuals h(...)

Iguana: the animial features in the Bafta Must See Moment on TV in 2016, which went to footage of an iguana being chased by snakes from David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II series

The Bafta for TV’s “must see moment” of 2016 went to breathtaking footage of an iguana being chased by snakes. The footage, from David Attenborough’s (...)

Bill O’Reilly. The decision to oust the broadcaster from Fox News was taken jointly by Rupert Murdoch and his two sons, James and Lachlan. Photograph: AP Photo/Jeff Christensen

The forcing out of Bill O’Reilly, the dominant personality of Fox News, says much about the most successful US cable news network and the attitude of(...)

“The sight of former footballers sobbing on camera while looking back on blighted lives is heartbreaking”: David Eatock, the Former Newcastle United player, says he was sexually abused while at the club.

The weary mantra of the cynic, “only in Ireland. ”, implies much but answers nothing. Are we unique among nations for stroke-pulling politicians and g(...)

Former Tottenham and Liverpool footballer Paul Stewart, who has said he was abused as a child by a football coach. “In a recent interview Stewart mentioned ‘Spotlight’. I am glad he did.” File photograph: PA Wire

In the course of his heartbreaking account of the abuse he suffered at the hands of a paedophile football coach, former Tottenham and Liverpool playe(...)

Video grab taken from the BBC of (from left-right) of Jason Dunford, Steve Walters, host Victoria Derbyshire, Chris Unsworth, Andy Woodward speaking to BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Photo: BBC News

Referrals from calls to a dedicated football abuse hotline more than tripled the amount made in the first three days of the Jimmy Savile scandal, the (...)

Jason Dunford: Says Barry Bennell had access to hundreds upon hundreds of children. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

I was Barry Bennell’s captain when I was a kid. He was the Pied Piper, like everyone says, and the most amazing football coach I’ve ever seen. There w(...)

Crewe director of football Dario Gradi has released a statement saying he knew nothing about junior scout Barry Bennell’s abuse of young footballers until his arrest in 1994. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Crewe director of football Dario Gradi has released a statement saying he knew nothing about Barry Bennell’s abuse of young footballers until the juni(...)

 Donald Trump who was recorded making lewd comments about women: the sound of women shouting “stop” is getting louder. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

If Donald Trump grabs your “pussy”, you should just put up and shut up. Right? Maybe you should have seen it coming? Maybe you asked for it? “When yo(...)

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