In a case which has remarkable similarities with other cases in the UK two former carers at a Barnardo’s home in Northern Ireland have been found guilty of abusing and sexually assaulting children. Sarah Jayne Margaret Hewitt, 68, formerly of Drain’s Bay, Larne and Robert George Anderson, 46, from Ballycarry, but now living in England, […]
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RHODRI MORGAN has personally vetoed the appointment of one of Wales’ top barristers as the National Assembly’s leading legal adviser, we can reveal. Civil Service Commissioners recommended that Gerard Elias QC should become Counsel General to the Assembly on a salary of £120,000. But Mr Morgan felt Mr Elias “did not match sufficiently closely the […]
Figures released by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers show that over the past 12 years in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, there have been more than 1,800 allegations of physical and sexual abuse against teachers. And the number is growing; 183 allegations in 2003 compared with 44 in 1991. Only […]
AN ORGANISATION established to fight false allegations of sexual abuse in Britain claims the Irish redress system has created a “myth-making machine”, with many complainants making extreme allegations about abuse. The claim, which has fuelled a bitter row with the main support group for victims of institutional abuse in Ireland, will be spelt out in […]