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One in Four executive director Maeve Lewis described the exhibition as both compelling and disturbing. Photograph: Alan Betson

An exhibition by survivors of childhood sex abuse has been curated to mark 10 years since the Ryan Report. The report investigated abuse in institut(...)

Scouting Ireland’s training and conference centre at Larch Hill in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scouting Ireland’s interim safeguarding manager Ian Elliott has defended current child protection standards in the organisation, after serious concern(...)

 Katherine Zappone said Tusla raised issues about the implementation of statutory Children First protections. File photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Scouting Ireland will not be brought before an Oireachtas Committee to address Tusla concerns over child protection procedures due to a lack of suppor(...)

Ireland categorises all types of child sex abuse material, simulated or real, as child pornography. This extends to to text conversations depicting child abuse. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí are seizing increasing amounts of virtual or simulated child pornography, in the form of cartoons, text and computer graphic images. The mater(...)

The true number of sex offenders and victims was likely to be “a multiple” of what had emerged to date.

More than a dozen people have come forward alleging that they were sexually abused while members of Scouting Ireland since the organisation revealed t(...)

 Pope Francis, who is due to arrive in Ireland on Saturday for a two-day visit. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Clerical sex abuse survivors have criticised an open letter from Pope Francis, in which he apologises to victims and says “no effort will be spared to(...)

Abuse survivor Colm O’Gorman said while Pope Francis had said the church must seek forgiveness for its sins, he did not acknowledge its “wilful cover up of those very crimes”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Pope’s letter has been criticised for not adequately addressing the issues of accountability for abuse or for the cover up of crimes. Survivor C(...)

“Sex offenders generally continue to abuse until they are caught.” Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

Tusla, the child and family agency, has rejected claims that it did not properly investigate allegations of child sexual abuse passed to it by the cha(...)

According to figures from 2010, 14 per cent of sexual offenders who serve a prison sentence will reoffend within three years of release. Photograph: iStock

The majority of sex offenders leave prison without attending Irish Prison Service’s sexual offending prevention programme, new figures show. There a(...)

Convicted child sex offender Anthony Luckwill. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

A woman who wrongly identified a man as a sex offender in her town – leading him to require Garda protection – has defended her actions. Last Friday,(...)

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