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Poll: Should a domestic violence clause be added to immigration law?
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Poll: Should a domestic violence clause be added to immigration law?

Aug 25th 2013, 10:18 AM 10,168 Views 117 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has said our laws are keeping people trapped in violence relationships. Should domestic violence be formally recognised in the legislation?

Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws
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Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws

Aug 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,092 Views 70 Comments

Victims are often afraid to report abuse because they fear it will impact on their immigration status.

New committee report will ‘lift the lid’ on domestic abuse
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New committee report will ‘lift the lid’ on domestic abuse

Jun 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,247 Views 17 Comments

Vice Chairperson of the committee, Anne Ferris, has urged victims to get in touch to share their experiences and tell them how the system can be improved.

Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’
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Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’

Jun 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 148 Views 118 Comments

Putting the abuser back in the picture is what we should strive towards, says Margaret Martin, who says society focuses attention and responsibility on the victims of domestic violence rather than the perpetrators.

Cuts to domestic violence services are "hacking away at life-lines"
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Cuts to domestic violence services are "hacking away at life-lines"

Jun 22nd 2013, 8:15 AM 2,967 Views 13 Comments

Demand for refuge spaces in Dublin is four times what one domestic abuse service can provide.

22 pregnant women looked for safety from violence - on one day
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22 pregnant women looked for safety from violence - on one day

Jun 20th 2013, 10:00 PM 8,833 Views 22 Comments

21 women were turned away from domestic abuse refuges last year as there wasn’t enough space.

Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year
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Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year

Jun 14th 2013, 5:25 PM 2,945 Views 6 Comments

The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime helped more than 15,000 people last year.

Raped, beaten, stalked: One woman’s struggle with ongoing domestic abuse
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Raped, beaten, stalked: One woman’s struggle with ongoing domestic abuse

Apr 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 291 Views 49 Comments

Despite barring orders, woman says she has been tortured by her ex-partner for almost a decade.

Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order
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Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order

Feb 20th 2013, 7:56 AM 2,679 Views 9 Comments

The agreement will ensure that a civil protection order, such as a barring order for domestic violence, can still be enforced if the victim travels or moves country.

Increased demand for marriage counselling as financial difficulties rise
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Increased demand for marriage counselling as financial difficulties rise

Feb 12th 2013, 12:49 PM 4,846 Views 19 Comments

Levels of stress and anxiety remained high among couples using ACCORD’s counselling service last year.

Charity warns male victims of domestic abuse are vulnerable at Christmas
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Charity warns male victims of domestic abuse are vulnerable at Christmas

Dec 25th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,269 Views 19 Comments

Amen has said fathers who have separated from their abusers are often denied access to their children over the holidays.

Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse
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Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse

Dec 19th 2012, 3:09 PM 4,023 Views 17 Comments

The organisation said there is in increase during the holidays in direct abuse against children.

Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned
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Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned

Dec 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 15,979 Views 12 Comments

Journalist Colm Ó Broin investigates the statistics of murder of Irish women by those closest to them – and the patterns of abuse that can lead to such tragedy.

Women's Aid calls for review of laws around domestic abuse
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Women's Aid calls for review of laws around domestic abuse

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:44 AM 2,947 Views 19 Comments

The group is calling for a 24/7 on call system for emergency barring orders and for protection from cuts in the upcoming budget.

Domestic violence group encourage victims to come forward after judge's comments
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Domestic violence group encourage victims to come forward after judge's comments

Jul 19th 2012, 5:05 PM 5,855 Views 19 Comments

Women’s Aid underlines the importance of victims being able to seek help, after a judge vents his frustration at victims withdrawing their sworn testimony.

Man charged with keeping wife captive for ten years
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Man charged with keeping wife captive for ten years

Jul 12th 2012, 3:39 PM 16,871 Views 26 Comments

The woman had burns on her body from irons and frying pans and scars on her wrists and ankles from being frequently shackled.

Column: Abused men often don’t tell anyone. Here’s why.
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Column: Abused men often don’t tell anyone. Here’s why.

Feb 26th 2012, 6:00 PM 1,040 Views 74 Comments

Men can be victims of domestic violence too – but society seems to want this problem to just go away, writes Niamh Farrell.

Column: Verbal abuse in the home can be as damaging as fists
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Column: Verbal abuse in the home can be as damaging as fists

Feb 17th 2012, 7:30 AM 8,470 Views 124 Comments

Psychological torture can be as destructive as violence – and it’s much easier to conceal, writes Paula McGovern.

Nine out of ten sexual assault survivors know their attacker: report
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Nine out of ten sexual assault survivors know their attacker: report

Nov 20th 2011, 2:46 PM 2,344 Views 5 Comments

The Rape Crisis Network says that just 6 per cent of all sexual abuse and rape cases last year were perpetrated by a stranger.

Domestic violence services at 'tipping point'
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Domestic violence services at 'tipping point'

Sep 28th 2011, 8:37 AM 454 Views 7 Comments

The number of domestic abuse cases against women rose last year, but Safe Ireland says that over a third more women were unable to access emergency accommodation.

Column: ‘Sometimes he is all right. Sometimes he is nice to me’
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Column: ‘Sometimes he is all right. Sometimes he is nice to me’

Sep 1st 2011, 7:50 AM 207 Views 15 Comments

The true story of a victim of domestic violence, by Ian Poulton.

Technology increasingly used by abusive partners to monitor women
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Technology increasingly used by abusive partners to monitor women

Jun 15th 2011, 12:56 PM 678 Views 1 Comment

Young women are increasingly being monitored by controlling and abusive partners through text messages or social networking sites like Facebook, according to a leading women’s charity.

Protection demanded for women abused by men living elsewhere
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Protection demanded for women abused by men living elsewhere

Nov 26th 2010, 12:48 PM 334 Views 0 Comments

Women’s Aid asks for legal protection for women who date, but don’t live with, abusive men as part of global ceremonies.

Man sends Facebook friend request to wife, gets arrested
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Man sends Facebook friend request to wife, gets arrested

Aug 18th 2010, 3:20 PM 175 Views 0 Comments

Ask to be a Friend isn’t, apparently, all that friendly.