Leo Hickey

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Louise O’Keeffe with the Spirit of Mother Jones award. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Campaigner Louise O’Keeffe told of how honoured and humbled she felt to become the first Cork person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award, whic(...)

Louise O’Keeffe who was abused by schoolteacher in the 1970s has spent 15 years trying to get justice for herself and other victims of school abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Cork woman, Louise O’Keeffe is to be honoured for her work campaigning for justice for victims of child sexual abuse in Irish schools when she receive(...)

Washington Street (pictured) will continue to hear civil cases after criminal cases move to Anglesea Street

Daniel O’Connell defended cases there, the IRA planned to free Tomás Óg Mac Curtain from the dock there and now after almost 200 years of hosting crim(...)

Louise O’Keeffe won her case in the ECHR over abuse she suffered at the hands of school principal Leo Hickey at Dunderrow National School in Co Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Courtpix

The Department of Education has been accused of misrepresenting the way it has responded to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgment in the(...)

Leo Hickey: abused Daniel Kelleher years after his abuse of girls at Dunderrow National School in west Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

Louise O’Keeffe, a survivor of sex abuse, has called on the Department of Education to hold a public inquiry into how convicted sex abuser Leo Hickey (...)

Leo Hickey: “I have no recollection of him.” File photograph: Provision

A retired school teacher (77) has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a young boy while teaching in a school in Co Cork in the 1990s. Leo Hickey(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: “The commission has an important role to play in ensuring that judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Ireland are fully implemented.” Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Council of Europe has been asked to sanction a review of how Ireland is treating people who allege they were sexually abused at school. The Iri(...)

The five men, who had sued their schools, sought to have the discontinuance orders set aside and so their cases could be resumed, following the European Court of Human Rights ruling.

The Minister for Education has decided not to pursue legal costs of cases taken by five men who sought to resume legal actions over alleged sexual abu(...)

One in Four director Maeve Lewis said the department “claims it has completely adequate child protection policies in place in Irish schools but that’s a bit of a joke”. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A decision by the Department of Education to warn people who were sexually abused as schoolchildren to withdraw their legal cases shows the department(...)

Retired schoolteacher Leo Hickey outside Cork District Court. Photograph: Provision

A 76-year-old retired schoolteacher from West Cork has been returned for trial by judge and jury after he was charged with sexually assaulting a nine-(...)

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