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Opinion: Why has the internet turned against Amber Heard and is this the end of #MeToo?
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Opinion: Why has the internet turned against Amber Heard and is this the end of #MeToo?

Updated May 31st 2022, 7:00 PM 56,481 Views 0 Comments

Seána Glennon looks at the wider implications of the contentious defamation trial on the #MeToo movement.

Justice Minister launches new guide for GPs to help support domestic violence victims
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Justice Minister launches new guide for GPs to help support domestic violence victims

May 18th 2022, 2:28 PM 6,965 Views 3 Comments

The guide was officially unveiled by the Irish College of General Practitioners today.

The Explainer: What can Ireland do to become a safer place for women?
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The Explainer: What can Ireland do to become a safer place for women?

Feb 3rd 2022, 6:00 PM 4,989 Views 0 Comments

We speak to Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland to get a sense of what more can be done – from the courts to domestic abuse services – but how ultimately there are no quick fixes.

Gardaí called to respond to over 48,000 domestic abuse incidents in 2021
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Gardaí called to respond to over 48,000 domestic abuse incidents in 2021

Jan 24th 2022, 6:00 AM 15,592 Views 14 Comments

There was a 10% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents that Gardaí attended in 2021 compared to 2020.

Several Irish universities commit to introducing domestic abuse leave policy for staff in 2022
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Several Irish universities commit to introducing domestic abuse leave policy for staff in 2022

Jan 3rd 2022, 11:41 AM 17,911 Views 19 Comments

Trinity College, UCC, UCD and DCU have all committed to introducing the policies in 2022,

17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds
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17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds

Oct 18th 2021, 2:54 PM 7,588 Views 8 Comments

The figures were contained in the force’s annual report for 2020, which was published today.

Opinion: ‘Slap on the wrist’ sentences for domestic violence send a message... the wrong message
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Opinion: ‘Slap on the wrist’ sentences for domestic violence send a message... the wrong message

Sep 10th 2021, 10:00 PM 24,132 Views 28 Comments

CEO of Women’s Aid Sarah Benson says the judiciary and other legal professionals need more training on how best to handle domestic violence cases.

'The tip of the iceberg': 43% rise in people contacting Women's Aid
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'The tip of the iceberg': 43% rise in people contacting Women's Aid

Jun 22nd 2021, 8:35 AM 9,002 Views 13 Comments

Some 29,717 people contacted the domestic violence support service last year.

'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed
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'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed

May 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,686 Views 0 Comments
  • Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes
  • One domestic abuse survivor says people who breach barring orders should be automatically jailed
  • NGOs are calling for a new ministry dedicated to domestic violence
Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year
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Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year

Mar 4th 2021, 6:30 PM 8,802 Views 2 Comments

Calls to gardaí are up 16%.

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year
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Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year

Feb 19th 2021, 9:45 AM 7,182 Views 3 Comments

Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.

Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of 'horrifically' abusing her
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Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of 'horrifically' abusing her

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:55 AM 63,916 Views 34 Comments

The actor said she was “brainwashed and manipulated” by the singer.

10-year sentence following coercive control trial 'sends a strong message' to other women
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10-year sentence following coercive control trial 'sends a strong message' to other women

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:15 AM 22,783 Views 19 Comments

The woman, who is the man’s former partner, said she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.

Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial
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Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial

Jan 21st 2021, 12:21 PM 29,352 Views 0 Comments

The woman told the court she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions
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Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions

Dec 27th 2020, 1:51 PM 8,291 Views 7 Comments

Domestic abuse can be something other than physical: it can mean you’re isolated from friends or control is taken over your personal items.

Three police officers shot dead in France while responding to domestic abuse case
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Three police officers shot dead in France while responding to domestic abuse case

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 8:38 AM 52,330 Views 24 Comments

The suspect has since been found dead.

'The tip of the iceberg': Over 5,200 extra calls to Women's Aid helpline this year
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'The tip of the iceberg': Over 5,200 extra calls to Women's Aid helpline this year

Dec 21st 2020, 11:05 AM 10,237 Views 4 Comments

Sarah Benson, CEO of Women’s Aid, said she is “very concerned” about the impact of another lockdown in January.

Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year
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Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,262 Views 5 Comments

From March to November this year, a total of 22,540 incidents were reported – representing a 14% increase.

Thousands seek domestic violence support services for first time during Covid restrictions
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Thousands seek domestic violence support services for first time during Covid restrictions

Nov 10th 2020, 7:54 AM 17,539 Views 7 Comments

July and August were the busiest months for helpline calls.

Johnny Depp loses libel case against Sun publisher
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Johnny Depp loses libel case against Sun publisher

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 10:11 AM 55,253 Views 0 Comments

The actor sued News Group Newspapers over a 2018 article which labelled him a “wife beater”.

Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5
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Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:19 AM 8,824 Views 17 Comments

The charity said that the number of calls it responded to rose significantly during the first lockdown.

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'
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'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Aug 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 37,297 Views 39 Comments

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill has said there is still a lot of stigma when it comes to speaking publicly about domestic and sexual abuse.

'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019
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'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019

Aug 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,698 Views 18 Comments

Women reported being beaten, strangled, burned and raped, and there was a spike in calls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 6:45 PM 27,296 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,648 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Jul 20th 2020, 8:29 AM 14,510 Views 0 Comments

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

Man arrested and charged following investigation into coercive control
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Man arrested and charged following investigation into coercive control

Jun 20th 2020, 11:46 AM 59,364 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 9th 2020, 8:05 AM 7,514 Views 8 Comments

People experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to contact gardaí.

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

Jun 1st 2020, 12:31 PM 15,961 Views 22 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 24,763 Views 24 Comments

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

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

May 14th 2020, 7:25 AM 21,646 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Apr 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 31,190 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Apr 20th 2020, 6:35 AM 64,495 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2020, 7:33 AM 16,827 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Apr 11th 2020, 11:10 AM 90,530 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2020, 12:25 PM 19,702 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Apr 1st 2020, 8:51 AM 31,925 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2020, 8:32 AM 68,702 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Feb 12th 2020, 8:27 AM 31,718 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,682 Views 37 Comments

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

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