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#Domestic Violence

# domestic-violence - Thursday 26 July, 2018

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.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 7 June, 2018

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.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 13 May, 2018

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.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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

The legislation gives extra support to survivors.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'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.

# domestic-violence - Monday 2 April, 2018

'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.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'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.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

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.

# domestic-violence - Monday 19 March, 2018

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.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 3 March, 2018

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 - Monday 19 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge Domestic violence protesters invaded the BAFTA red carpet last night in support of Time's Up BAFTAs

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.

# domestic-violence - Friday 9 February, 2018

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.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 21 December, 2017

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

# domestic-violence - Saturday 9 December, 2017

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”.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'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.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 2 December, 2017

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.”

# domestic-violence - Thursday 30 November, 2017

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.

# domestic-violence - Friday 24 November, 2017

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

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

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

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.

# domestic-violence - Friday 13 October, 2017

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.”

# domestic-violence - Monday 2 October, 2017

'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.

# domestic-violence - Friday 18 August, 2017

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing partner with ornamental sword

Ronald Joseph Cooke claimed his partner had stabbed herself while he was driving.

# domestic-violence - Monday 31 July, 2017

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Legal aid to be restricted in family law cases

The Legal Aid Board says it’s forced to make the changes because of budgetary constraints.

# domestic-violence - Monday 24 July, 2017

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders

The Law Society of Ireland said new legislation should cover people in relationships who are not cohabiting as well as those under the age of 18 who may be in abusive relationships.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge Why it's enraging that people only believe Amber Heard's domestic violence allegations now that a man has backed her up Believe Women

Why it's enraging that people only believe Amber Heard's domestic violence allegations now that a man has backed her up

Johnny Depp’s former manager has now supported Heard’s allegations. But shouldn’t we have just believed her in the first place?

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'He never hit me until I was pregnant, then asked, 'What did you do to make me that angry with you?''

an RTÉ online documentary spoke to business women, students and mothers who shared their stories of domestic abuse.

How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home

A new initiative will see this team taking a more active role with victims, liaising with them regularly and directing them to services.

# domestic-violence - Friday 2 June, 2017

New specially trained garda units to investigate child abuse and domestic violence

Four new protective services units went live today.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'He went to get a knife from the kitchen': Norah Casey speaks out on the Late Late Domestic Violence This post contains videos

'He went to get a knife from the kitchen': Norah Casey speaks out on the Late Late

The former Dragon’s Den star told Ryan Tubridy about her abusive first husband on the Late Late last night.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety'

Child protection and safety should be prioritised in all custody and access proceedings, writes Margaret Martin.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Around 57 people are ringing Ireland's main domestic violence helpline every day

Almost 4,000 calls were made to the charity reporting child abuse.

# domestic-violence - Monday 8 May, 2017

'I’m now left with despicable and torturous imaginings of what her short adult life had entailed'

Vesel Jahiri was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Anna Finnegan

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Garda homicide and domestic violence stats are now being rechecked

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan confirmed the examination today.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders

One of these orders was used recently for the first time in England and Wales.

# domestic-violence - Friday 10 March, 2017

''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'

We need to bring in an automatic waiver of the financial contribution towards “free” legal aid in cases of domestic violence, writes Eilis Barry.

# domestic-violence - Monday 6 March, 2017

Man who 'ferociously' beat his ex-girlfriend in front of her kids may get community service

The woman was taken to Tallaght Hospital but had to return the next day as the wait was too long.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Man who beat girlfriend and bit her face given three-year suspended sentence

The judge said that a “custodial sentence was not necessitated” in this case.

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