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15% increase in contacts made to Crime Victims Helpline in 2020 compared to previous year
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15% increase in contacts made to Crime Victims Helpline in 2020 compared to previous year

Oct 5th 2021, 3:55 PM 3,527 Views 1 Comment

That’s according to the CVH’s 2020 annual report launched today.

Survivors' groups call for change after suspended sentence in Cork domestic assault case
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Survivors' groups call for change after suspended sentence in Cork domestic assault case

Sep 10th 2021, 3:49 PM 23,747 Views 0 Comments

A convicted murderer was given an 18-month suspended sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife.

'It's so insidious': Ireland must follow UK and US and review domestic murders, experts say
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'It's so insidious': Ireland must follow UK and US and review domestic murders, experts say

Aug 6th 2021, 1:48 PM 13,752 Views 0 Comments

The comments come after Daniel Murtagh was found guilty of Nadine Lott’s murder earlier this week.

Domestic violence costs Irish victims €113,000 over more than 20 years – study
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Domestic violence costs Irish victims €113,000 over more than 20 years – study

Jul 14th 2021, 9:56 AM 7,799 Views 10 Comments

Lost income, health and legal costs and damage to property are cumulatively costing domestic violence victims billions every year.

'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister
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'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister

Jul 6th 2021, 9:19 PM 39,336 Views 0 Comments

TDs called for action on sexual, domestic and gender-based violence in the Dáil this afternoon.

Policing Authority expresses 'deep dissatisfaction' with Garda engagement over cancelled 999 calls
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Policing Authority expresses 'deep dissatisfaction' with Garda engagement over cancelled 999 calls

Jun 24th 2021, 3:53 PM 9,658 Views 8 Comments

The force’s response has caused “intense frustration”.

Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response
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Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response

Jun 24th 2021, 9:45 AM 17,898 Views 26 Comments

The garda report examined 3,000 calls and found hundreds of calls were cancelled incorrectly.

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears
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No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears

Jun 8th 2021, 4:46 PM 10,199 Views 0 Comments

The only bed available for him was in an emergency accommodation hostel for homeless children.

Man refused bail as court hears woman left with 'inhumane injuries' following assault
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Man refused bail as court hears woman left with 'inhumane injuries' following assault

Updated May 12th 2021, 6:59 PM 61,773 Views 0 Comments

Simone Lee remains in a serious condition in hospital following the assault.

'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed
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'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed

May 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,337 Views 0 Comments
  • Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes
  • One domestic abuse survivor says people who breach barring orders should be automatically jailed
  • NGOs are calling for a new ministry dedicated to domestic violence
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 16,391 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 11,191 Views 13 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 7,154 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 15,024 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 15,524 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 30,750 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 10,222 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 9,776 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 7,938 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 27,667 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 12,251 Views 5 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 18,504 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 17,522 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 55,198 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 18,395 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 37,153 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 24,617 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 27,015 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 8,594 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 4,758 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 14,466 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 27,379 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 8,628 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 18,615 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 7,506 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 15,937 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 24,748 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 52,064 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 20,834 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 31,144 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.

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