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'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men
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'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men

Dec 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 36,947 Views 140 Comments

More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.

Floyd Mayweather’s biographer on his legacy and why he continues to deny domestic abuse
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Floyd Mayweather’s biographer on his legacy and why he continues to deny domestic abuse

Dec 20th 2015, 10:00 AM 24,177 Views 13 Comments

Tris Dixon chats to The42 about his book on the controversial American boxer.

Pauline Tully describes being stabbed 13 times on Christmas Eve by garda-killer husband
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Pauline Tully describes being stabbed 13 times on Christmas Eve by garda-killer husband

Dec 5th 2015, 2:44 PM 34,816 Views 176 Comments

Pearse McAuley is now serving 12 years for the attack on Pauline Tully.

Jerry McCabe-killer's sentence for 'vicious' attack was too light, says Mary Lou
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Jerry McCabe-killer's sentence for 'vicious' attack was too light, says Mary Lou

Dec 4th 2015, 3:37 PM 22,414 Views 144 Comments

The convicted garda killer was handed a 12-year jail term for attacking his ex-wife last Christmas Eve.

"It was quite a picture": Woman knocked unconscious for two days by ex-partner
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"It was quite a picture": Woman knocked unconscious for two days by ex-partner

Oct 23rd 2015, 6:29 PM 54,865 Views 59 Comments

Colleen Higgins’ ex-partner helped her take a selfie of her injuries.

Parents of woman shot by boyfriend say Garda Golden 'laid down his life' for her
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Parents of woman shot by boyfriend say Garda Golden 'laid down his life' for her

Oct 14th 2015, 10:16 AM 19,363 Views 84 Comments

“There are no words to express our gratitude for his bravery, we are forever in his debt.”

He locked the door, pointed the knife at me and said 'You’re not going anywhere'
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He locked the door, pointed the knife at me and said 'You’re not going anywhere'

Oct 6th 2015, 2:01 PM 26,136 Views 36 Comments

Women’s Aid will field calls 24 hours a day from 2016 onwards.

'I'm not the pink elephant in the room': Chris Brown wants to talk about domestic violence
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'I'm not the pink elephant in the room': Chris Brown wants to talk about domestic violence

Sep 30th 2015, 11:50 PM 18,379 Views 44 Comments

The singer assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged
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Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged

Sep 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 362 Views 119 Comments

‘We need to try and understand other people’s perspectives and create a space to speak instead of silencing those who need to.’

"Women were cut with knives, stabbed, spat on, punched, slapped, kicked, held down and choked."
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"Women were cut with knives, stabbed, spat on, punched, slapped, kicked, held down and choked."

Jun 18th 2015, 9:14 AM 20,172 Views 98 Comments

There were 16,464 disclosures of domestic abuse in Ireland last year – over 45 a day.

Female journalists who criticised Mayweather over domestic violence say they were banned from fight
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Female journalists who criticised Mayweather over domestic violence say they were banned from fight

May 3rd 2015, 12:36 PM 25,797 Views 50 Comments

The boxer has pleaded guilty to two allegations of violence against women, including hitting his ex-girlfriend in front of their children.

'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'
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'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'

Mar 30th 2015, 7:25 AM 21,149 Views 70 Comments

Ireland’s legal system is failing women “at every level” according to new research.

"Being attacked by a woman is nothing to be ashamed of"
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"Being attacked by a woman is nothing to be ashamed of"

Mar 13th 2015, 8:56 AM 15,057 Views 57 Comments

Ken Gregory had scalding water poured on him by his wife.

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped
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Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped

Jan 15th 2015, 8:47 AM 20,292 Views 53 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw domestic violence?
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Poll: Would you intervene if you saw domestic violence?

Nov 15th 2014, 10:42 AM 18,438 Views 90 Comments

A Swedish social experiment showed all but one person ignoring it. Would you?

Opinion: Psychological and emotional abuse should be recognised as crimes
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Opinion: Psychological and emotional abuse should be recognised as crimes

Nov 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,653 Views 88 Comments

Abuse within intimate relationships is complex and can take different forms that simply physical violence – legislation needs to recognise that.

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
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Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

Oct 16th 2014, 11:58 AM 4,275 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse
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Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse

Sep 24th 2014, 6:17 PM 7,120 Views 20 Comments

Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help
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Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Sep 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 489 Views 20 Comments

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

Floyd Mayweather sees the Ray Rice assault case differently to a lot of other people
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Floyd Mayweather sees the Ray Rice assault case differently to a lot of other people

Sep 10th 2014, 12:27 PM 7,484 Views 10 Comments

“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households also. It’s just not caught on video.”

Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence?
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Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence?

Jul 6th 2014, 8:45 AM 13,416 Views 38 Comments

One man told AMEN that his relation was sleeping in a park as he couldn’t find shelter due to domestic abuse.

Opinion: 'On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times'
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Opinion: 'On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times'

Jun 21st 2014, 7:00 PM 194 Views 57 Comments

In my opinion, all victims of domestic abuse should be encouraged to approach the Gardai – regardless of gender.

Violence in the home: "It was always the fear that this person was going to kill me"
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Violence in the home: "It was always the fear that this person was going to kill me"

Jun 14th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,984 Views 57 Comments

“It’s easy to judge if you’re on the outside,” said abuse survivor Mary.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 10th 2014, 10:50 PM 15,813 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.

467 women and 229 children received domestic abuse support in just one day last year
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467 women and 229 children received domestic abuse support in just one day last year

Jun 10th 2014, 10:32 AM 4,611 Views 84 Comments

SAFE Ireland says that women and children are made homeless by domestic abuse.

One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy
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One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy

Jun 9th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,080 Views 66 Comments

Many women begin suffering during pregnancy.

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth
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Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

May 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,603 Views 8 Comments

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?
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Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?

May 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 81 Views 39 Comments

In Ireland, as with most social issues, we treat the matter of domestic violence as a pariah topic that occasionally gets an airing. It’s just not good enough.

Tom Meagher: To say the words 'my wife is missing' really just guts you
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Tom Meagher: To say the words 'my wife is missing' really just guts you

Apr 26th 2014, 1:09 PM 31,479 Views 35 Comments

Jill Meagher’s husband says he will always hate his wife’s killer, Adrian Bayley.

Two councils fund women's refuge to stop it closing
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Two councils fund women's refuge to stop it closing

Apr 16th 2014, 1:59 PM 7,933 Views 24 Comments

Dundalk Women’s Aid has received €30,000 to remove the immediate threat of closure.

Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts 'only the tip of iceberg'
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Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts 'only the tip of iceberg'

Apr 7th 2014, 10:47 AM 8,057 Views 34 Comments

There was a 20 per cent increase in applications for safety and protection orders but one group said women in dating relationships who are abused do not qualify for these protections.

'My father was a thug and a bully': Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech
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'My father was a thug and a bully': Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech

Feb 19th 2014, 6:51 PM 30,619 Views 41 Comments

The Fine Gael Senator received a round of applause from colleagues after an emotional contribution to the committee hearing this evening.

These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law
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These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law

Feb 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 9,076 Views 23 Comments

Women’s Aid and several other organisations will come before an Oireachtas committee to discuss potential changes.

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
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Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

Jan 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 306 Views 53 Comments

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

US police help woman who took selfie of domestic abuse
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US police help woman who took selfie of domestic abuse

Jan 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 34,135 Views 33 Comments

The woman in Kentucky posted a picture of her beaten up face after her husband allegedly attacked her.

Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him
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Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him

Dec 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 30,458 Views 286 Comments

One man told TheJournal.ie of years of abuse and of how he will be forced to spend this Christmas away from his youngest daughter.

Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn't talked about – but it's real
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Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn't talked about – but it's real

Dec 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 544 Views 68 Comments

When my girlfriend became abusive I didn’t know what to do. I felt scared and alone – but I also felt that I had to be a representative for other gay people, and that admitting to what was happening would let others down.