Joanne Nelson

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Michael Casey is sentenced  to six years’ imprisonment for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. Photograph: Brendan Gleeson

A “predatory” Limerick man, who set up a children’s charity in West Africa, has been jailed for six years for the sexual defilement of a 13-year old (...)

Dr  Joanne Nelson: “We are chasing best practice and we have a very long way to go,” she told conference in Sligo on responding to children who disclose sexual abuse. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Three children who attended a child sexual abuse unit in Galway last year were just one year old, a conference on responding to children who disclose(...)

Dr Joanne Nelson: ‘Child victims of sexual assault in Ireland deserve better.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The State’s only 24-hour treatment service for children and adolescents who have been sexually assaulted has been forced to close following a breakdow(...)

The Manuela Riedo Foundation Ireland, named in memory of the Swiss teenager murdered in Galway in 2007, has  announced its best fundraising year to date. Photograph: Manuela Riedo Foundation  website

Galway is still the only city in the State to offer both 24-hour treatment and crisis support for children who have been sexually abused. (...)

A locket worn by Arlette Riedo mother of Swiss student Manuela Riedo who was murdered in Ireland in 2007. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

“This is like a bridge to get us through the hard times.” The words of Hans Peter, father of murdered Swiss teenager Manuela Riedo, in Galway yesterda(...)

Paediatrician Dr Joanne Nelson: she helped set up a 24-hour treatment service for children who have been sexually abused in Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway has become the first city in the State to offer a 24-hour treatment service for children who have been sexually abused – and aims to become the(...)