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#Domestic Abuse

# domestic-abuse - Monday 1 June, 2020

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.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 29 May, 2020

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.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse

Our reader has survived an abusive relationship and has advice for anyone else trapped in one.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'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.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 20 April, 2020

"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.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

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.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'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.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 10 April, 2020

TV and radio ads set to be part of new campaign against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Gardaí have stressed that support for victims of domestic abuse victims will not stop because of the pandemic.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

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.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 19 March, 2020

'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.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

State's first conviction for coercive control handed down in Donegal Circuit Court

Coercive control occurs when a current or ex-partner knowingly and persistently engaged in behaviour that is controlling or intimidating.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 11 January, 2020

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.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 5 January, 2020

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.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 25 November, 2019

One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household

The Gender Matters in Ireland 2019 report said there has been a continuation of so-called lad culture.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 20 May, 2019

A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'I just accepted that this was how it was going to end': Victim of domestic abuse recalls horror attack

‘I just accepted that this was how it was going to end,’ she said after she was told she was going to die.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

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.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 5 April, 2019

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

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

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 14 February, 2019

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.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse

The UN’s international day for the elimination of violence against women starts today.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 24 November, 2018

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.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

First woman convicted under UK's new domestic violence laws after leaving partner '10 days from death'

Alex Skeel was left “10 days from death” following attacks from his partner Jordan.

# domestic-abuse - 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-abuse - 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-abuse - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

FBI chief contradicts White House timeline on Trump aide Rob Porter's security clearance

Porter resigned last week over domestic abuse allegations.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 8 February, 2018

White House staff secretary resigns after two ex-wives allege domestic abuse

The White House has said Rob Porter denied the allegations.

# domestic-abuse - 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-abuse - 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-abuse - 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-abuse - 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-abuse - 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-abuse - 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-abuse - 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-abuse - 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-abuse - Saturday 3 June, 2017

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-abuse - 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-abuse - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse

She filed to divorce her husband of nearly 10 years on 20 March, citing irreconcilable differences.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

'They were just looking for a bit of peace': Tributes paid to woman and children killed in Dublin fire

Neighbours began arriving with flowers, candles and teddies this morning.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Police were called 2,738 times about domestic abuse over Christmas

The PSNI received 95 calls related to domestic abuse on Christmas Day.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 27 January, 2017

Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions

Only three politicians voted against the proposals.

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