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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 8,748 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 7,137 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 63,715 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 21,144 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 29,059 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 8,282 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 52,297 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 10,220 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 12,251 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 17,514 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 55,192 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 8,803 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 37,068 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 24,570 Views 17 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 27,000 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 8,584 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 14,463 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 59,343 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 7,505 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 15,931 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 24,743 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 21,136 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 31,117 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 64,343 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 16,596 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 90,063 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 19,661 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 31,832 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 68,622 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 31,368 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 12,135 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.

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

Jan 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,845 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 22,877 Views 48 Comments

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

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

May 20th 2019, 1:23 PM 173,304 Views 69 Comments

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.

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

Apr 16th 2019, 10:26 PM 41,918 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,655 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Apr 5th 2019, 9:20 AM 7,682 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2019, 6:20 AM 24,040 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,490 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 AM 46,324 Views 87 Comments

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

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