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West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
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West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000

Mar 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,590 Views 5 Comments

The West Cork Women Against Violence Project has seen a 35% increase in calls since last March.

Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
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Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence

Mar 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 10,425 Views 14 Comments

The pandemic has led to a surge in domestic violence – but Ireland has less than one third of the number of refuge spaces that it should have.

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 7,105 Views 3 Comments

Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.

Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions
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Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions

Feb 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 14,912 Views 3 Comments

Two therapists have some advice for those looking to take care of their relationships on this Valentine’s Day.

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year
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Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year

Jan 25th 2021, 9:18 PM 15,444 Views 17 Comments

Gardaí emphasised that the current travel restrictions do not apply in the case of domestic violence.

Man cut partner with pizza slicer and headbutted her following nasal surgery, domestic violence case hears
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Man cut partner with pizza slicer and headbutted her following nasal surgery, domestic violence case hears

Jan 12th 2021, 6:40 PM 30,715 Views 0 Comments

The man was found guilty of his crimes last November.

'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 10,200 Views 4 Comments

Sarah Benson, CEO of Women’s Aid, said she is “very concerned” about the impact of another lockdown in January.

More than 100 prosecutions related to domestic abuse over past six weeks
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More than 100 prosecutions related to domestic abuse over past six weeks

Dec 9th 2020, 7:42 AM 9,761 Views 7 Comments

Operation Faoiseamh was launched by gardaí on 1 April this year.

Djokovic supports domestic violence policy in tennis following allegations against opponent
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Djokovic supports domestic violence policy in tennis following allegations against opponent

Nov 21st 2020, 10:00 AM 7,884 Views 2 Comments

Germany’s Alexander Zverev denies abuse claims made by his ex-girlfriend.

'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers
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'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers

Nov 18th 2020, 2:51 PM 27,428 Views 15 Comments

Cora Desmond has spoken about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Bridget Kenneally.

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 12,242 Views 4 Comments

From March to November this year, a total of 22,540 incidents were reported – representing a 14% increase.

Man pleads guilty to trying to pervert course of justice in domestic violence trial
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Man pleads guilty to trying to pervert course of justice in domestic violence trial

Nov 12th 2020, 12:32 PM 18,485 Views 0 Comments

He was convicted yesterday in the first circuit court trial for offences under the 2018 Domestic Violence Act.

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 17,484 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 55,175 Views 0 Comments

The actor sued News Group Newspapers over a 2018 article which labelled him a “wife beater”.

Gardaí resume Operation Faoiseamh as 18% rise in domestic abuse calls recorded since last year
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Gardaí resume Operation Faoiseamh as 18% rise in domestic abuse calls recorded since last year

Oct 28th 2020, 7:21 AM 18,358 Views 14 Comments

Gardaí have announced the commencement of a third phase of Operation Faoiseamh.

'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 36,727 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 24,471 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 26,990 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 8,565 Views 1 Comment

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

Saunders has suspension lifted but fined for domestic violence 'advice' video
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Saunders has suspension lifted but fined for domestic violence 'advice' video

Jul 23rd 2020, 1:34 PM 4,746 Views 4 Comments

The British boxer admitted it was a ‘silly mistake’, while promoter Eddie Hearn described his actions as ‘idiotic’.

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 14,459 Views 0 Comments

Heard will today face questioning over 14 allegations of domestic violence – all denied by Depp.

Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules
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Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules

Jun 29th 2020, 11:20 AM 27,376 Views 0 Comments

The actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher and its executive editor over an April 2018 article which referred to him as a “wife beater”.

Victims of domestic violence to be offered temporary and free accommodation by Airbnb
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Victims of domestic violence to be offered temporary and free accommodation by Airbnb

Jun 25th 2020, 7:40 AM 8,591 Views 13 Comments

Safe Ireland and Women’s Aid are partnering with Airbnb to help domestic violence survivors.

Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test
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Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test

Jun 14th 2020, 1:23 PM 18,434 Views 21 Comments

The government announced the changes to the eligibility for the payment today.

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 7,501 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 15,902 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 24,723 Views 24 Comments

There was also a spike in the number of visits to the charity’s website.

Judge describes man (28) who assaulted wife as a 'savage' as he jails him for 13 months
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Judge describes man (28) who assaulted wife as a 'savage' as he jails him for 13 months

May 21st 2020, 6:24 PM 52,008 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Patrick Durcan said he had never seen “such violence, thuggery and criminality perpetrated on a woman” before.

Man held knife to woman’s throat before barricading himself into stranger’s home, court hears
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Man held knife to woman’s throat before barricading himself into stranger’s home, court hears

May 7th 2020, 5:26 PM 20,829 Views 0 Comments

The man barricaded himself into a stranger’s home where he drank the homeowner’s beer during a three-hour standoff with gardaí yesterday, a court was told.

'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 31,030 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 64,248 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 16,439 Views 6 Comments

The adverts depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
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'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,391 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

'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 89,937 Views 54 Comments

Jessica Bowes said many victims are “treading on eggshells” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

'The silence right now is ominous': Concern for women and children trapped with abusers during Covid-19 shutdown
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'The silence right now is ominous': Concern for women and children trapped with abusers during Covid-19 shutdown

Apr 10th 2020, 4:03 PM 24,133 Views 77 Comments

Sharon O’Halloran, Co-CEO of Safe Ireland, says the lack of contact from abused women and children during Covid-19 is a real cause for concern.

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 31,799 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 68,577 Views 36 Comments

The Women’s Aid 24-hour national freephone helpline is available on 1800 341 900.

New domestic abuse refuge in Galway will allow mothers to bring their teenage sons with them
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New domestic abuse refuge in Galway will allow mothers to bring their teenage sons with them

Jan 18th 2020, 11:00 AM 25,188 Views 35 Comments

Cope Galway said one women last year had to choose between staying in an abusive household with her sons or living in the refuge without them.

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 12,060 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 16,811 Views 30 Comments

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

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