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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 24,042 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 9,493 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 46,534 Views 101 Comments

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

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

Apr 18th 2018, 4:03 PM 70,744 Views 73 Comments

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

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

Apr 17th 2018, 6:01 AM 21,832 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2018, 9:00 AM 43,469 Views 56 Comments

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.

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

Feb 13th 2018, 9:49 PM 13,755 Views 16 Comments

Porter resigned last week over domestic abuse allegations.

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

Feb 8th 2018, 2:20 PM 19,484 Views 50 Comments

The White House has said Rob Porter denied the allegations.

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

Dec 9th 2017, 7:57 AM 26,964 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Dec 6th 2017, 11:56 AM 14,243 Views 84 Comments

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

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

Dec 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 18,959 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Nov 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 10,430 Views 60 Comments

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

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children
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Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children

Oct 13th 2017, 12:50 PM 21,397 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 103,022 Views 91 Comments

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

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

Jul 24th 2017, 8:38 AM 12,999 Views 30 Comments

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

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders
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Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders

Jul 9th 2017, 7:30 AM 10,261 Views 43 Comments

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.

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

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:45 AM 15,434 Views 3 Comments

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

Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders
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Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders

Apr 9th 2017, 7:45 AM 28,861 Views 98 Comments

One of these orders was used recently for the first time in England and Wales.

Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse
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Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse

Apr 5th 2017, 11:48 AM 31,177 Views 0 Comments

She filed to divorce her husband of nearly 10 years on 20 March, citing irreconcilable differences.

'They were just looking for a bit of peace': Tributes paid to woman and children killed in Dublin fire
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'They were just looking for a bit of peace': Tributes paid to woman and children killed in Dublin fire

Mar 8th 2017, 2:13 PM 35,815 Views 10 Comments

Neighbours began arriving with flowers, candles and teddies this morning.

Police were called 2,738 times about domestic abuse over Christmas
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Police were called 2,738 times about domestic abuse over Christmas

Feb 1st 2017, 8:22 AM 8,114 Views 17 Comments

The PSNI received 95 calls related to domestic abuse on Christmas Day.

Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions
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Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions

Jan 27th 2017, 12:46 PM 13,568 Views 46 Comments

Only three politicians voted against the proposals.

Gardaí make domestic abuse 'a priority' in new policing plan
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Gardaí make domestic abuse 'a priority' in new policing plan

Jan 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,803 Views 43 Comments

All domestic incidents will “get immediate response by working units”.

Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband
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Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband

Dec 28th 2016, 5:27 PM 41,827 Views 31 Comments

The woman in her 60s will walk free from a jail southeast of Paris where she was serving a 10-year sentence for the killing.

Irish short film sheds light on reality for Ireland's abused men and their families
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Irish short film sheds light on reality for Ireland's abused men and their families

Dec 22nd 2016, 10:00 PM 15,938 Views 29 Comments

Each year, over 2,000 vulnerable men contact the Amen domestic abuse service.

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes
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'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes

Dec 5th 2016, 1:10 PM 22,482 Views 30 Comments

A report today highlighted the devastating impact living in an abusive environment can have on every part of a child’s life.

'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of'
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'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of'

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:00 PM 17,554 Views 31 Comments

Many domestic violence victims go through it alone: A woman domesticly abused by her husband gives her perspective

'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it'
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'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it'

Dec 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 37,120 Views 42 Comments

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'
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‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'

Nov 30th 2016, 8:00 PM 54,455 Views 2 Comments

The brother of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend gives his perspective.

'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’
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'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’

Nov 29th 2016, 8:00 PM 33,008 Views 4 Comments

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a survivor, and from a partner.

'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'
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'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'

Nov 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 118,280 Views 18 Comments

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

New campaign asks: 'If you witnessed domestic violence, what would you do?'
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New campaign asks: 'If you witnessed domestic violence, what would you do?'

Nov 16th 2016, 3:19 PM 17,980 Views 33 Comments

Around 300,000 men and women in Ireland have been victims of severe abuse by a partner – 70% of people say it’s a common problem in Ireland.

'The real danger to women is within their own home'
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'The real danger to women is within their own home'

Nov 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 407 Views 42 Comments

We must acknowledge that some women lives in violent, dangerous domestic situations, writes Sharon O’Halloran.

Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people
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Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people

Aug 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 17,270 Views 37 Comments

A number of groups have warned the removal of public payphones could significantly impact on people who use them to call freephone numbers.

Canada has begun an investigation into missing and dead native women
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Canada has begun an investigation into missing and dead native women

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:06 PM 19,150 Views 10 Comments

Concern over violence against aboriginal women became an issue after dozens of prostitutes went missing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and were later determined to have been victims of a serial killer.

Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls
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Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls

Jun 20th 2016, 6:05 AM 13,722 Views 27 Comments

Eight garda divisions now have cars with the kits in them, with plans to roll out the programme across the country.

Taoiseach says men who beat women are not 'macho' and should be ashamed
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Taoiseach says men who beat women are not 'macho' and should be ashamed

Jun 15th 2016, 12:52 PM 12,654 Views 77 Comments

Women’s Aid received 22,341 reports of domestic abuse against women and children in 2015.

New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'
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New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'

Apr 27th 2016, 2:17 PM 9,450 Views 15 Comments

The centre closed in December due to lack of funding.

Men who hit their partners function differently to criminals
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Men who hit their partners function differently to criminals

Apr 18th 2016, 6:10 AM 21,974 Views 68 Comments

A new study will have a major impact on understanding men who abuse their partners.

'Broken arms, broken jaws, fingers badly bruised': Nurses describe domestic violence victim injuries
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'Broken arms, broken jaws, fingers badly bruised': Nurses describe domestic violence victim injuries

Dec 26th 2015, 8:30 AM 22,605 Views 44 Comments

Nurses say it can be upsetting to see the same woman come back multiple times with injuries, knowing she’s in trouble.