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#Domestic Violence

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Donegal domestic violence centre calls for increased funding to stave off closure

Lifeline Inishowen protested outside the Dáil today.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

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.

# domestic-violence - 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-violence - 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-violence - Friday 8 March, 2019

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.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 17 February, 2019

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.

# domestic-violence - 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-violence - Thursday 31 January, 2019

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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.

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Marriage for people who are under 18 has also been repealed under the new legislation.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Woman who took domestic abuse survivors into her home receives volunteering award

Mary Fitzgerald founded Clare Haven Services.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Man rammed girlfriend's face off door and kicked her in head with steel-toe shoe

Joseph Fraser attacked his girlfriend after she hid his car keys so he wouldn’t drink-drive, a court heard.

# domestic-violence - 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-violence - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

'I was ashamed and I worried I wouldn’t be believed about domestic violence - so I stayed longer than I should have'

Priscilla Grainger writes about her experience of domestic violence and why she set up a support group for people who have been affected by it.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Stormy Daniels' lawyer arrested in LA over domestic violence allegations

Michael Avenatti denied any wrongdoing.

# domestic-violence - Monday 17 September, 2018

'Not all abuse is violent': What to do if you think someone may be abusing their partner

An expert shares how he helps perpetrators to change.

# 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.

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