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#Domestic Violence

From TheJournal.ie 'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence Women's Aid

'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence

The vast majority of victims are women and over half are abused in their own home.

From The42 'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks Debut

'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks

IRFU CEO Philip Browne believes the union and Connacht made the right call.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal domestic violence centre calls for increased funding to stave off closure Protest

Donegal domestic violence centre calls for increased funding to stave off closure

Lifeline Inishowen protested outside the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Family members of victims to be consulted on how Ireland can introduce domestic homicide reviews Clodagh Hawe

Family members of victims to be consulted on how Ireland can introduce domestic homicide reviews

Pressure has been mounting to introduce the reviews after the murder of Clodagh Hawe and her three children.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of cases of women being beaten, choked, threatened with weapons and smothered in 2018 Women's Aid

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours Aoibhneas

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says there is an 'epidemic' of violence against women Women's Rights

Taoiseach says there is an 'epidemic' of violence against women

The government today ratified the Istanbul Convention which obliges it to protect women from all forms of violence.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms' Rape Myths

Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'

Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.

From TheJournal.ie How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it Too Into You

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Protecting victims of sexual violence a priority': Strategy tackling domestic and sexual violence under review Gender-based Violence
From TheJournal.ie Psychological intervention proves 'life-changing' for women experiencing domestic abuse Support

Psychological intervention proves 'life-changing' for women experiencing domestic abuse

They are three times more likely to suffer from depression than women in the general population.

From TheJournal.ie Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law Domestic Violence Act

Coercive control and psychological abuse now an offence under new law

Marriage for people who are under 18 has also been repealed under the new legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Over 8,750 drivers were arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs Gardaí

Over 8,750 drivers were arrested last year on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs

Figures on roads policing detections were released today by gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who took domestic abuse survivors into her home receives volunteering award Clare

Woman who took domestic abuse survivors into her home receives volunteering award

Mary Fitzgerald founded Clare Haven Services.

From TheJournal.ie Man rammed girlfriend's face off door and kicked her in head with steel-toe shoe Jailed

Man rammed girlfriend's face off door and kicked her in head with steel-toe shoe

Joseph Fraser attacked his girlfriend after she hid his car keys so he wouldn’t drink-drive, a court heard.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I was ashamed and I worried I wouldn’t be believed about domestic violence - so I stayed longer than I should have' Opinion

'I was ashamed and I worried I wouldn’t be believed about domestic violence - so I stayed longer than I should have'

Priscilla Grainger writes about her experience of domestic violence and why she set up a support group for people who have been affected by it.

From TheJournal.ie Stormy Daniels' lawyer arrested in LA over domestic violence allegations Michael Avenatti

Stormy Daniels' lawyer arrested in LA over domestic violence allegations

Michael Avenatti denied any wrongdoing.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not all abuse is violent': What to do if you think someone may be abusing their partner Domestic Violence

'Not all abuse is violent': What to do if you think someone may be abusing their partner

An expert shares how he helps perpetrators to change.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand to grant paid leave for domestic violence victims World First

New Zealand to grant paid leave for domestic violence victims

New Zealand has a track record of being progressive on women’s issues – in 1893 it became the first country to give women the right to vote.

From TheJournal.ie Man 'threatened to make personal photos of ex public after beating her up' Plaza Hotel

Man 'threatened to make personal photos of ex public after beating her up'

A judge told Christopher Lenihan he is undoubtedly facing a prison sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Justice Minister: 'I have seen many women shake with fear of not being believed by a Garda or a court' New Laws

Justice Minister: 'I have seen many women shake with fear of not being believed by a Garda or a court'

Charlie Flanagan writes about why he believes the Domestic Violence Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation to come before the Oireachtas.

From TheJournal.ie 'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children Coercive Control

'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children

The legislation gives extra support to survivors.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'They're on their own': Call for complainants in rape cases to have their own legal counsel Protection

'They're on their own': Call for complainants in rape cases to have their own legal counsel

The Minister for Justice has said he will review legal protections offered to complainants.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not good enough': Family of woman shot by garda killer says GSOC is not properly resourced Louth

'Not good enough': Family of woman shot by garda killer says GSOC is not properly resourced

Siobhan Philips was shot by her partner in October 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Tony Golden murder: Gardaí misclassified victim's domestic violence incidents Omeath

Tony Golden murder: Gardaí misclassified victim's domestic violence incidents

The garda was shot dead as he accompanied Siobhan Philips to her home to collect her belongings.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'When we ask that question – why doesn’t she leave? - we abuse again' Column

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners Domestic Violence

Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners

Up to last year, if a patient qualified under their spouse or partner’s benefit, they simply had to sign a form at the clinic.

Domestic violence protesters invaded the BAFTA red carpet last night in support of Time's Up

Celebs also continued to wear black in silent protest.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump on ex-aide who allegedly beat his wife: 'We certainly wish him well' Domestic Violence This post contains videos

Donald Trump on ex-aide who allegedly beat his wife: 'We certainly wish him well'

Rob Porter has been accused of abuse by two ex-wives.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Instead of asking 'Why didn't she leave', ask 'Why did he hit her?' - domestic violence survivor Emma Murphy This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016 Amen

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A US plan to reduce domestic violence and murder may be rolled out in Clare Saving Lives

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

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

From TheJournal.ie TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime Coercive Control

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Shorter manslaughter sentences given to men if the women they killed were their partners Women

Shorter manslaughter sentences given to men if the women they killed were their partners

Women’s Aid is calling for tougher punishments for abusers.

From TheJournal.ie Coercive control: 'If I didn’t do what he wanted me to, myself and the kids would suffer' Read Me

Coercive control: 'If I didn’t do what he wanted me to, myself and the kids would suffer'

The government must include the offence of coercive control in the upcoming Domestic Violence Bill, writes Sharon O’Halloran.

From TheJournal.ie Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children Brigid Maguire

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children

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

From TheJournal.ie 'People want to help, but they're fearful': What's the best way to offer support to an abuse victim? Abuse

'People want to help, but they're fearful': What's the best way to offer support to an abuse victim?

Over 300,000 people in Ireland have been severely abused by a partner at some point in their lives.

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