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#Domestic Abuse

# domestic-abuse - Friday 4 December, 2015

Jerry McCabe-killer's sentence for 'vicious' attack was too light, says Mary Lou
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Jerry McCabe-killer's sentence for 'vicious' attack was too light, says Mary Lou

Dec 4th 2015, 3:37 PM 22,308 Views 144 Comments

The convicted garda killer was handed a 12-year jail term for attacking his ex-wife last Christmas Eve.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 23 October, 2015

"It was quite a picture": Woman knocked unconscious for two days by ex-partner
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

"It was quite a picture": Woman knocked unconscious for two days by ex-partner

Oct 23rd 2015, 6:29 PM 54,860 Views 59 Comments

Colleen Higgins’ ex-partner helped her take a selfie of her injuries.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Parents of woman shot by boyfriend say Garda Golden 'laid down his life' for her
# Omeath
# Omeath

Parents of woman shot by boyfriend say Garda Golden 'laid down his life' for her

Oct 14th 2015, 10:16 AM 19,361 Views 84 Comments

“There are no words to express our gratitude for his bravery, we are forever in his debt.”

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

He locked the door, pointed the knife at me and said 'You’re not going anywhere'
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

He locked the door, pointed the knife at me and said 'You’re not going anywhere'

Oct 6th 2015, 2:01 PM 26,131 Views 36 Comments

Women’s Aid will field calls 24 hours a day from 2016 onwards.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

'I'm not the pink elephant in the room': Chris Brown wants to talk about domestic violence
# Australia
# Australia

'I'm not the pink elephant in the room': Chris Brown wants to talk about domestic violence

Sep 30th 2015, 11:50 PM 18,377 Views 44 Comments

The singer assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged
# Opinion
# Opinion

Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged

Sep 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 323 Views 119 Comments

‘We need to try and understand other people’s perspectives and create a space to speak instead of silencing those who need to.’

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 18 June, 2015

"Women were cut with knives, stabbed, spat on, punched, slapped, kicked, held down and choked."
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

"Women were cut with knives, stabbed, spat on, punched, slapped, kicked, held down and choked."

Jun 18th 2015, 9:14 AM 20,152 Views 98 Comments

There were 16,464 disclosures of domestic abuse in Ireland last year – over 45 a day.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Female journalists who criticised Mayweather over domestic violence say they were banned from fight
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

Female journalists who criticised Mayweather over domestic violence say they were banned from fight

May 3rd 2015, 12:36 PM 25,792 Views 50 Comments

The boxer has pleaded guilty to two allegations of violence against women, including hitting his ex-girlfriend in front of their children.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 30 March, 2015

'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'

Mar 30th 2015, 7:25 AM 21,144 Views 70 Comments

Ireland’s legal system is failing women “at every level” according to new research.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 13 March, 2015

"Being attacked by a woman is nothing to be ashamed of"
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

"Being attacked by a woman is nothing to be ashamed of"

Mar 13th 2015, 8:56 AM 15,053 Views 57 Comments

Ken Gregory had scalding water poured on him by his wife.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped

Jan 15th 2015, 8:47 AM 20,259 Views 53 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 20 November, 2014

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw domestic violence?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw domestic violence?

Nov 15th 2014, 10:42 AM 18,434 Views 90 Comments

A Swedish social experiment showed all but one person ignoring it. Would you?

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Opinion: Psychological and emotional abuse should be recognised as crimes
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Opinion: Psychological and emotional abuse should be recognised as crimes

Nov 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,603 Views 89 Comments

Abuse within intimate relationships is complex and can take different forms that simply physical violence – legislation needs to recognise that.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

Oct 16th 2014, 11:58 AM 4,269 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse

Sep 24th 2014, 6:17 PM 7,117 Views 20 Comments

Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help
# Abusive Relationship
# Abusive Relationship

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Sep 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 477 Views 20 Comments

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Floyd Mayweather sees the Ray Rice assault case differently to a lot of other people
# Ray Rice
From The42
# Ray Rice

Floyd Mayweather sees the Ray Rice assault case differently to a lot of other people

Sep 10th 2014, 12:27 PM 7,484 Views 10 Comments

“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households also. It’s just not caught on video.”

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence?
# Help
# Help

Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence?

Jul 6th 2014, 8:45 AM 13,366 Views 38 Comments

One man told AMEN that his relation was sleeping in a park as he couldn’t find shelter due to domestic abuse.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 26 June, 2014

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Opinion: 'On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times'
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Opinion: 'On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times'

Jun 21st 2014, 7:00 PM 183 Views 57 Comments

In my opinion, all victims of domestic abuse should be encouraged to approach the Gardai – regardless of gender.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Violence in the home: "It was always the fear that this person was going to kill me"
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Violence in the home: "It was always the fear that this person was going to kill me"

Jun 14th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,979 Views 57 Comments

“It’s easy to judge if you’re on the outside,” said abuse survivor Mary.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 10th 2014, 10:50 PM 15,810 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.

467 women and 229 children received domestic abuse support in just one day last year
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

467 women and 229 children received domestic abuse support in just one day last year

Jun 10th 2014, 10:32 AM 4,608 Views 84 Comments

SAFE Ireland says that women and children are made homeless by domestic abuse.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 9 June, 2014

One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy

Jun 9th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,066 Views 66 Comments

Many women begin suffering during pregnancy.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth
# Take Care
# Take Care

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

May 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,602 Views 8 Comments

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?
# Abuse
# Abuse

Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?

May 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 79 Views 39 Comments

In Ireland, as with most social issues, we treat the matter of domestic violence as a pariah topic that occasionally gets an airing. It’s just not good enough.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Tom Meagher: To say the words 'my wife is missing' really just guts you
# Violence
# Violence

Tom Meagher: To say the words 'my wife is missing' really just guts you

Apr 26th 2014, 1:09 PM 31,474 Views 35 Comments

Jill Meagher’s husband says he will always hate his wife’s killer, Adrian Bayley.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Two councils fund women's refuge to stop it closing
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Two councils fund women's refuge to stop it closing

Apr 16th 2014, 1:59 PM 7,929 Views 24 Comments

Dundalk Women’s Aid has received €30,000 to remove the immediate threat of closure.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 7 April, 2014

Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts 'only the tip of iceberg'
# Protection
# Protection

Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts 'only the tip of iceberg'

Apr 7th 2014, 10:47 AM 8,039 Views 34 Comments

There was a 20 per cent increase in applications for safety and protection orders but one group said women in dating relationships who are abused do not qualify for these protections.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'My father was a thug and a bully': Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'My father was a thug and a bully': Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech

Feb 19th 2014, 6:51 PM 30,602 Views 41 Comments

The Fine Gael Senator received a round of applause from colleagues after an emotional contribution to the committee hearing this evening.

These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law

Feb 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 9,072 Views 23 Comments

Women’s Aid and several other organisations will come before an Oireachtas committee to discuss potential changes.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

Jan 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 298 Views 53 Comments

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 3 January, 2014

US police help woman who took selfie of domestic abuse
# Kentucky
# Kentucky

US police help woman who took selfie of domestic abuse

Jan 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 34,133 Views 33 Comments

The woman in Kentucky posted a picture of her beaten up face after her husband allegedly attacked her.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him

Dec 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 30,444 Views 286 Comments

One man told TheJournal.ie of years of abuse and of how he will be forced to spend this Christmas away from his youngest daughter.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 9 December, 2013

Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn't talked about – but it's real
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn't talked about – but it's real

Dec 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 535 Views 68 Comments

When my girlfriend became abusive I didn’t know what to do. I felt scared and alone – but I also felt that I had to be a representative for other gay people, and that admitting to what was happening would let others down.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Poll: Should a domestic violence clause be added to immigration law?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a domestic violence clause be added to immigration law?

Aug 25th 2013, 10:18 AM 10,167 Views 117 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has said our laws are keeping people trapped in violence relationships. Should domestic violence be formally recognised in the legislation?

# domestic-abuse - Friday 9 August, 2013

Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws

Aug 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,087 Views 70 Comments

Victims are often afraid to report abuse because they fear it will impact on their immigration status.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 29 June, 2013

New committee report will ‘lift the lid’ on domestic abuse
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

New committee report will ‘lift the lid’ on domestic abuse

Jun 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,245 Views 17 Comments

Vice Chairperson of the committee, Anne Ferris, has urged victims to get in touch to share their experiences and tell them how the system can be improved.