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#Fiona Doyle

# fiona-doyle - Thursday 19 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I need to see you go into the ground,' Fiona Doyle tells her rapist father Patrick O'Brien

'I need to see you go into the ground,' Fiona Doyle tells her rapist father

Fiona Doyle suffered a decade of sexual abuse at the hands of her father.

# fiona-doyle - Friday 30 December, 2016

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking

The Irish swimmer reflects on an eventful 12 months in which she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.

# fiona-doyle - Thursday 11 August, 2016

'I'm leaving after my fifth Olympics seeing it for what it is, sadly - a media franchise'

George Bovell, a bronze medalist at the 2004 Games, has launched a stinging attack on swimming’s governing body.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke

The Limerick woman ended her first Olympics with 25th place in today’s heats.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 8 August, 2016

'Cheaters are cheaters' – Heartbreak for Fiona Doyle as she falls short to Russian

She missed out on the semi-finals as the previously-banned Yulia Efimova claimed victory in the heat.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland

However, there was disappointment for Fiona Doyle.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 18 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Fiona Doyle

This Canada-based Limerick woman knows her way around a medal presentation.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'I'm not okay with just being okay' - Irish swimmer Fiona Doyle on her Olympic ambitions

The 24-year-old also spoke about the impact of the Zika virus on her plans for Rio.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Doyle produces superb performance to finish 4th at European Championships

The 24-year-old Limerick native just missed out on a medal in the 100m Breaststroke final in London.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

A day in the life of swimmer Fiona Doyle as she prepares for the Rio Olympics

Her schedule is demanding, to say the least.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'You only get one shot at this' - Doyle ready for the big stage after biding her time

Canadian-based swimmer Fiona Doyle was the first Irish athlete to qualify for Rio 2016.

# fiona-doyle - Friday 10 July, 2015

Another medal! Fiona Doyle shocked herself with silver in 50m breaststroke

The Limerick woman en route to Rio has had a brilliant week in South Korea.

# fiona-doyle - Thursday 9 July, 2015

A great week just got even better for Ireland's Fiona Doyle

The Limerick native claimed bronze over over 100 metres on Sunday.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 6 July, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: McIlroy crocked, crash at Le Tour and today's sport

Elsewhere, Ireland won a medal the World University Games while we have an update on Damien Duff’s future.

Ireland's Fiona Doyle adds bronze medal to Olympic qualification

The 23-year-old claimed third in the 100m Breaststroke at the World University Games after securing an ‘A’ qualification time yesterday.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fiona Doyle's mother arrested in relation to abuse investigation Arrest

Fiona Doyle's mother arrested in relation to abuse investigation

Breda O’Brien was released without charge this afternoon.

# fiona-doyle - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Pipe bomb found under car of Fiona Doyle Attack

Pipe bomb found under car of Fiona Doyle

A cordon and road closures were put in place and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 26 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fiona Doyle: There are women out there who facilitate the rape and abuse of their children So Many Tears

Fiona Doyle: There are women out there who facilitate the rape and abuse of their children

Fiona revealed today that her life story is being made into a film.

From TheJournal.ie Fiona Doyle on new sentence for rapist father: "I'm not a victim anymore, I'm now a survivor" Revised Sentence

Fiona Doyle on new sentence for rapist father: "I'm not a victim anymore, I'm now a survivor"

Patrick O’Brien will now spend another 7 years in jail after it was ruled that his original three year sentence was too lenient.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 19 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Court hears Patrick O'Brien's sentence was too lenient regardless of age or medical condition Revised Sentence

Court hears Patrick O'Brien's sentence was too lenient regardless of age or medical condition

The 74-year-old’s sentence was revised after the Court of Criminal Appeal ruled that his original three year sentence was too lenient.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Court rules Patrick O'Brien's sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient Not Enough

Court rules Patrick O'Brien's sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient

Patrick O’Brien had been given a 12-year sentence with 9 years suspended for the serial rape of his daughter Fiona Doyle.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.' Support

Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is currently recruiting for volunteers.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Ireland's Fiona Doyle reaches 50m Breaststroke final at Euros

There was disappointment, however, for fellow Irish swimmer Sycerika McMahon.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Fiona Doyle unlikely to benefit following reports of Efimova doping positive

The Irish swimmer finished second to Russia’s Yulia Efimova athlete at the World University Games last summer.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Ireland’s Barry Murphy wins bronze medal at European Swimming Championships

The swimmer produced a fantastic display to finish third today.

Irish swimmer Meegan breaks the national 1500m record by almost 10 seconds

Meanwhile, Barry Murphy and Fiona Doyle have qualified for the semi-finals of the European Short Course Swimming Championships.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 28 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Extract: I watched my father walk free from court after confessing to raping me Opinion

Extract: I watched my father walk free from court after confessing to raping me

A sentence delivered by a judge frustrated by the inconsistent application of sentencing guidelines in Ireland saw Fiona Doyle’s abuser initially walk free from court – even after he admitted to sexually abusing her throughout her childhood.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 4 August, 2013

You tell ’em, Andy! It’s the sporting tweets of the week Twitterati This post contains images

You tell ’em, Andy! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Gary Player, Joey Barton and Cian Healy.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Fiona Doyle fails to gain place in final despite breaking Irish record

The Irish swimmer finished with a time of 31.52 seconds this evening.

# fiona-doyle - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Doyle takes place in world's top 20 as McMahon heads for Texas with new national record

Limerick native Fiona Doyle was a split second off her personal best in the 200 metre breaststroke.

# fiona-doyle - Monday 29 July, 2013

'Bittersweet' night as Fiona Doyle finishes 11th in the world

Lithuanian teen Ruta Meilutyte blitzed the field to set a new world record in tonight’s 100m breaststroke semi-finals.

# fiona-doyle - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Fiona Doyle taking fresh belief and form to World Championships Interview This post contains videos

Fiona Doyle taking fresh belief and form to World Championships

Winning World University Games silver has only just started to settle in as the Calgary-based swimmer lines up in Barcelona

# fiona-doyle - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Fiona Doyle misses out on bronze medal — by 1/100th of a second

Limerick’s Doyle finished fourth by the smallest of margins in the 50m breaststroke final.

# fiona-doyle - Friday 12 July, 2013

Fiona Doyle wins silver for Ireland at World University Games

Fiona Doyle set a new Irish senior record as she finished second in today’s 100m breaststroke final.

# fiona-doyle - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle calls for minimum sentences for rape Speaking Out

Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle calls for minimum sentences for rape

The Wicklow woman, who suffered a decade of abuse at the hands of her father, is backing the findings of a report on sentencing.

# fiona-doyle - Saturday 6 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched Sex Abuse

Campaign to help sex abuse survivors launched

The movement has called for change and more transparency in Ireland’s justice system.

# fiona-doyle - Friday 15 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence Fiona Doyle

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence

Fiona Doyle said today that she may also pursue her mother in the courts.

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