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From TheJournal.ie 'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me' Women's Aid

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill has said there is still a lot of stigma when it comes to speaking publicly about domestic and sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie 'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019 Domestic Violence

'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019

Women reported being beaten, strangled, burned and raped, and there was a spike in calls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told Libel Trial

Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told

Johnny Depp has strongly denied allegations of domestic violence against Amber Heard.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic Domestic Abuse

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

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

From The42 Saunders has suspension lifted but fined for domestic violence 'advice' video Misconduct

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Amber Heard to begin giving evidence in Johnny Depp ‘wife beater’ libel trial London

Amber Heard to begin giving evidence in Johnny Depp ‘wife beater’ libel trial

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

From TheJournal.ie Johnny Depp in breach of court order in libel case against Sun newspaper, UK High Court rules Amber Heard

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

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Victims of domestic violence to be offered temporary and free accommodation by Airbnb Safe Ireland

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test Social Welfare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence calls to gardaí over past year Operation Faoiseamh

There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence calls to gardaí over past year

People experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to contact gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months Operation Faoiseamh

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months

There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Women report being strangled, raped and beaten as calls to helpline surge during lockdown Coronavirus

Women report being strangled, raped and beaten as calls to helpline surge during lockdown

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

From TheJournal.ie Judge describes man (28) who assaulted wife as a 'savage' as he jails him for 13 months Clare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man held knife to woman’s throat before barricading himself into stranger’s home, court hears Limerick

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19 Trapped With Tormentors

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie "I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19 Trapped With Tormentors

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation into domestic abuse finds that services are dangerously underfunded during the coronavirus crisis.

From TheJournal.ie New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic Covid-19 This post contains videos

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'They saved my life': Domestic abuse survivor urges neighbours to call gardaí if they hear violence Jessica Bowes This post contains videos

'They saved my life': Domestic abuse survivor urges neighbours to call gardaí if they hear violence

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The silence right now is ominous': Concern for women and children trapped with abusers during Covid-19 shutdown Domestic Violence

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis Reassurances

Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Women’s Aid has reported a ‘heightened state of alert’ due to the current health emergency.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis Domestic Violence

'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis

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

From TheJournal.ie New domestic abuse refuge in Galway will allow mothers to bring their teenage sons with them Shelter

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary' Domestic Abuse

Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'

Under UK law, a member of the public can ask police to tell them if their partner may pose a risk to them.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in number of younger men joining programmes set up to help change abusive behaviour Domestic Abuse

Increase in number of younger men joining programmes set up to help change abusive behaviour

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

From TheJournal.ie Love Island presenter Caroline Flack arrested and charged with assault Caroline Flack

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack arrested and charged with assault

She is due in court on 23 December, police said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Archaic conditions are leading to violence': Call for new Family Law Court to be urgently developed Courting Disaster

'Archaic conditions are leading to violence': Call for new Family Law Court to be urgently developed

Eleven organisations are calling for a dedicated Family Law Court to be developed in Dublin.

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.

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