Historical Abuse in Ireland
Having experienced any form of historical abuse can leave an individual feeling distressed. This is particularly evident in cases involving clergy sexual abuse, scouting Ireland sexual abuse and institutional abuse, where perpetrators used their influence and authority to take advantage of children left in their care. These offences ranged from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse against the most vulnerable, which took place during the person’s youth.
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Historical Abuse in Ireland – Recent cases
Sexual Abuse at Blackrock College
Blackrock college was founded in 1860 by the Holy Ghost Fathers, now known as The Spiritan Order
The experiences of those who suffered abuse at the hand of those in authority are coming forward with their stories. Two brothers who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher and brother of the Spiritans, also known as the Holy Ghost fathers, recently spoke of the sexual abuse that they endured while students at Blackrock College.
This involved a period of grooming while attending swimming lessons on the ground of the College, which escalated into both boys suffering multiple instances of sexual abuse at the hand of the Brother.
The experiences of those who suffered abuse at the hand of those in authority are coming forward with their stories. Such as two brothers who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher and brother of the Spiritans, also known as the Holy Ghost fathers, while students at Blackrock College.
This involved a period of grooming while attending swimming lessons on the ground of the College, which escalated into both boys suffering multiple instances of sexual abuse at the hand of the brother.
There have been multiple accusations made against the Brothers, with a total of over 5 million euros being paid out by the Spiritans in settlement claims and towards abuse and support services.
There has been a general apology issued by the Spiritans after backlash from an audit released the severity of the child abuse ring within the order.
Possibly affected schools
- Blackrock College – Blackrock, Dublin.
- Rockwell College – Cashel.
- St Mary’s College – Rathmines, Dublin.
- St Michael’s College – Dublin.
- Templeogue College – Templeogue, Dublin
If you or someone you care about has suffered sexual abuse, there are various support organisations you can contact:
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