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Historical abuse survivors have accused Northern Ireland's politicians of putting their own needs before victims as they continue to wait for financial payments promised 17 months ago. Victims have warned that many have been left suicidal or facing financial ruin as the current Stormont impasse means that the findings and…
A former resident of a notorious Belfast boys' home is set to mount a legal challenge against the findings of an inquiry that rejected claims that senior establishment figures used it to abuse children. Richard Kerr (pictured), who alleges he was abused by "very powerful people" with links to the…
A predatory priest's sex crimes were ignored to protect the good name of the Catholic church, a public inquiry found. Fr Brendan Smyth attacked children "far and wide" at residential homes in Northern Ireland from the 1940s and was convicted of more than 100 offences. He was allowed a car…
Victims of historic child abuse in Northern Ireland should receive state-backed compensation payments of up to £100,000, an inquiry has recommended. Those abused in state, church and charity run homes should also be offered an official apology from government and the organisations that ran the residential facilities where it happened,…
Shocking instances of historic child abuse in institutions in Northern Ireland have been outlined in the findings of the region's four-year inquiry into mistreatment of residents. Probe chairman Sir Anthony Hart has begun announcing the conclusions of the wide-ranging report in Belfast - a statement that is due to last…
Northern Ireland's public inquiry into child abuse at residential homes run by churches and the state will be judged on the extent to which it delivers truth and justice, campaigners said. The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry is due to publish its report on Friday. Evidence from hundreds of witnesses…
The bill for compensating survivors of child abuse in Northern Ireland could run to £30 million, campaigners have warned. Some 524 victims could be eligible to make claims over their treatment in institutions from 1922-1995, including at the notorious Kincora Boys' Home in Belfast and by paedophile priest Brendan Smyth.…
Police in Northern Ireland must do more to protect and support vulnerable victims of crime, inspectors have found. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) raised concerns with how the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) handles cases involving child sexual exploitation, missing children and domestic abuse. Inspectors highlighted evidence of…
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