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#Domestic Abuse

From TheJournal.ie Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told Libel Trial

Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told

Johnny Depp has strongly denied allegations of domestic violence against Amber Heard.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic Domestic Abuse

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

From TheJournal.ie Amber Heard to begin giving evidence in Johnny Depp ‘wife beater’ libel trial London

Amber Heard to begin giving evidence in Johnny Depp ‘wife beater’ libel trial

Heard will today face questioning over 14 allegations of domestic violence – all denied by Depp.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested and charged following investigation into coercive control Domestic Abuse

Man arrested and charged following investigation into coercive control

The investigation arose following complaints regarding multiple incidents which took place between 1985 and 2019.

From TheJournal.ie There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence calls to gardaí over past year Operation Faoiseamh

There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence calls to gardaí over past year

People experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to contact gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months Operation Faoiseamh

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months

There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Women report being strangled, raped and beaten as calls to helpline surge during lockdown Coronavirus

Women report being strangled, raped and beaten as calls to helpline surge during lockdown

There was also a spike in the number of visits to the charity’s website.

From TheJournal.ie 'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse Domestic Abuse

'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse

Our reader has survived an abusive relationship and has advice for anyone else trapped in one.

From TheJournal.ie 'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19 Trapped With Tormentors

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie "I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19 Trapped With Tormentors

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation into domestic abuse finds that services are dangerously underfunded during the coronavirus crisis.

From TheJournal.ie New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic Covid-19 This post contains videos

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic

The adverts depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.

From TheJournal.ie 'They saved my life': Domestic abuse survivor urges neighbours to call gardaí if they hear violence Jessica Bowes This post contains videos

'They saved my life': Domestic abuse survivor urges neighbours to call gardaí if they hear violence

Jessica Bowes said many victims are “treading on eggshells” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie TV and radio ads set to be part of new campaign against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis Operation Faoisimh

TV and radio ads set to be part of new campaign against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Gardaí have stressed that support for victims of domestic abuse victims will not stop because of the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis Reassurances

Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Women’s Aid has reported a ‘heightened state of alert’ due to the current health emergency.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis Domestic Violence

'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis

The Women’s Aid 24-hour national freephone helpline is available on 1800 341 900.

From TheJournal.ie State's first conviction for coercive control handed down in Donegal Circuit Court Domestic Abuse

State's first conviction for coercive control handed down in Donegal Circuit Court

Coercive control occurs when a current or ex-partner knowingly and persistently engaged in behaviour that is controlling or intimidating.

From TheJournal.ie Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary' Domestic Abuse

Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'

Under UK law, a member of the public can ask police to tell them if their partner may pose a risk to them.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in number of younger men joining programmes set up to help change abusive behaviour Domestic Abuse

Increase in number of younger men joining programmes set up to help change abusive behaviour

The Mend programme is 32 weeks long and mainly involves group sessions with other men.

From TheJournal.ie One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household Gender Norms

One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household

The Gender Matters in Ireland 2019 report said there has been a continuation of so-called lad culture.

From TheJournal.ie A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today Mental Health

A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.

From TheJournal.ie 'I just accepted that this was how it was going to end': Victim of domestic abuse recalls horror attack Dublin

'I just accepted that this was how it was going to end': Victim of domestic abuse recalls horror attack

‘I just accepted that this was how it was going to end,’ she said after she was told she was going to die.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of cases of women being beaten, choked, threatened with weapons and smothered in 2018 Women's Aid

Thousands of cases of women being beaten, choked, threatened with weapons and smothered in 2018

The charity is calling for greater protections within the law system for children in particular.

From TheJournal.ie Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours Aoibhneas

Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours

Every year Aoibhneas has to turn away 400 families seeking refuge.

From TheJournal.ie How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it Too Into You

How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it

Most women who experience severe abuse in intimate relationships first do so when they are under 25.

From TheJournal.ie 'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse Violence Against Women

'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse

The UN’s international day for the elimination of violence against women starts today.

From TheJournal.ie Domestic abuse against men: 'He'd been kicked in the balls: he was black and blue to his knees' Courts

Domestic abuse against men: 'He'd been kicked in the balls: he was black and blue to his knees'

There’s some confusion around where LGBT people in domestic abuse situations can turn to for help – here’s some clarification.

From TheJournal.ie First woman convicted under UK's new domestic violence laws after leaving partner '10 days from death' Coersive Control

First woman convicted under UK's new domestic violence laws after leaving partner '10 days from death'

Alex Skeel was left “10 days from death” following attacks from his partner Jordan.

From TheJournal.ie 'A game of snakes and ladders': 28% of calls to Women's Aid were about abuse by ex-partners Women's Aid

'A game of snakes and ladders': 28% of calls to Women's Aid were about abuse by ex-partners

A Women’s Aid report analysed the figures on the number of women who reported abuse last year.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'When we ask that question – why doesn’t she leave? - we abuse again' Column

Opinion: 'When we ask that question – why doesn’t she leave? - we abuse again'

Domestic violence conjures up images of bruises, broken limbs, the woman who walked into the door. But it rarely starts that way; it starts like so many other relationships – romantic, sweet, promising, writes Dr Carol Baumann.

From TheJournal.ie FBI chief contradicts White House timeline on Trump aide Rob Porter's security clearance White House

FBI chief contradicts White House timeline on Trump aide Rob Porter's security clearance

Porter resigned last week over domestic abuse allegations.

From TheJournal.ie White House staff secretary resigns after two ex-wives allege domestic abuse Rob Porter

White House staff secretary resigns after two ex-wives allege domestic abuse

The White House has said Rob Porter denied the allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Instead of asking 'Why didn't she leave', ask 'Why did he hit her?' - domestic violence survivor Emma Murphy This post contains videos

Instead of asking 'Why didn't she leave', ask 'Why did he hit her?' - domestic violence survivor

Emma Murphy said the gardaí involved in her case were “amazing” and she “can’t thank them enough”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016 Amen

'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016

Men’s domestic abuse charity Amen has released it’s annual report.

From TheJournal.ie A US plan to reduce domestic violence and murder may be rolled out in Clare Saving Lives

A US plan to reduce domestic violence and murder may be rolled out in Clare

“There are women alive today that would otherwise have died as a result of domestic violence.”

From TheJournal.ie TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime Coercive Control

TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime

A major study found 31% of Irish women have experienced some form of psychological violence by a partner.

From TheJournal.ie Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children Brigid Maguire

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children

“I will never forget seeing my beautiful mother lying on the floor. It will haunt me forever.”

From TheJournal.ie Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee Free Legal Aid

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence Vulnerable

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.

From TheJournal.ie Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders Domestic Violence

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders

The Law Society of Ireland said new legislation should cover people in relationships who are not cohabiting as well as those under the age of 18 who may be in abusive relationships.

From TheJournal.ie How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home Crackdown

How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home

A new initiative will see this team taking a more active role with victims, liaising with them regularly and directing them to services.

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