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#Domestic Violence

# domestic-violence - Thursday 4 August, 2022

Stalkers face 10 years in prison as tough new domestic violence laws to be rolled out
# New Laws
# New Laws

Stalkers face 10 years in prison as tough new domestic violence laws to be rolled out

Updated Aug 4th 2022, 5:24 PM 20,434 Views 23 Comments

The maximum sentence for assault causing harm is also being doubled to 10 years.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent
# Zero Tolerance
# Zero Tolerance

Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent

Jun 28th 2022, 7:22 PM 13,861 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said that education has a “very significant” role to play in the new Zero Tolerance strategy.

Assault causing harm sentence to double from 5 to 10 years under new domestic violence strategy
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Assault causing harm sentence to double from 5 to 10 years under new domestic violence strategy

Jun 28th 2022, 6:20 AM 11,702 Views 25 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee will today seek Cabinet approval for the five-year plan and the €363 million package to underpin it.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Assaults with hurls, rape, sleep deprivation: Over 33,000 domestic violence reports made last year
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

Assaults with hurls, rape, sleep deprivation: Over 33,000 domestic violence reports made last year

Jun 14th 2022, 12:27 PM 12,581 Views 14 Comments

Women’s Aid is calling for more men to become allies in creating zero tolerance of all forms of violence against women.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Garda Inspector: specialist garda units struggling to carry out domestic violence cases due to workload
# Agsi
# Agsi

Garda Inspector: specialist garda units struggling to carry out domestic violence cases due to workload

Apr 13th 2022, 1:51 PM 11,460 Views 0 Comments

Divisional Protective Service Units are tasked specifically with investigating domestic abuse cases.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Garda Inspector: online tutorials should no longer be used for domestic violence training
# Agsi
# Agsi

Garda Inspector: online tutorials should no longer be used for domestic violence training

Apr 12th 2022, 5:17 PM 11,740 Views 0 Comments

Inspector Patricia Gill was speaking at a the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney.

# domestic-violence - Friday 8 April, 2022

Garda suspended as detectives investigate domestic violence allegation
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

Garda suspended as detectives investigate domestic violence allegation

Apr 8th 2022, 7:22 PM 36,334 Views 0 Comments

The garda is serving in the southern part of the country.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Opinion: Gender-based violence is a global issue we can no longer ignore
# Global Violence
# Global Violence

Opinion: Gender-based violence is a global issue we can no longer ignore

Feb 16th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,599 Views 19 Comments

Trócaire’s Caoimhe de Barra says it’s time for global action on gender-based violence.

Review of domestic violence refuges highlights geographical gaps and inadequate provision
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Review of domestic violence refuges highlights geographical gaps and inadequate provision

Updated Feb 16th 2022, 1:24 PM 16,783 Views 20 Comments

Minister Helen McEntee has committed to a womens’ refuge expansion.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Justice Minister vows to deliver more than 400 domestic violence refuge beds
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Justice Minister vows to deliver more than 400 domestic violence refuge beds

Feb 8th 2022, 10:43 AM 8,339 Views 27 Comments

Helen McEntee also offered to open refuge spaces in nine counties currently without such services.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women
# Gender-based Violence
# Gender-based Violence

'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women

Updated Jan 19th 2022, 5:17 PM 15,772 Views 0 Comments

Tributes were also paid to Ashling Murphy, who was laid to rest in Offaly yesterday

# domestic-violence - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Domestic violence survivors granted easier access to rent supplement on a permanent basis
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Domestic violence survivors granted easier access to rent supplement on a permanent basis

Nov 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 6,549 Views 17 Comments

The measure will be reviewed after three months to assess the applicant’s situation.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Specialist gardaí 'urgently need' training in investigating domestic violence cases
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Specialist gardaí 'urgently need' training in investigating domestic violence cases

Nov 9th 2021, 5:01 PM 6,986 Views 0 Comments

The specialist units were created following a review into how gardaí handle domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

15% increase in contacts made to Crime Victims Helpline in 2020 compared to previous year
# Crime
# Crime

15% increase in contacts made to Crime Victims Helpline in 2020 compared to previous year

Oct 5th 2021, 3:55 PM 3,588 Views 1 Comment

That’s according to the CVH’s 2020 annual report launched today.

# domestic-violence - Friday 10 September, 2021

Survivors' groups call for change after suspended sentence in Cork domestic assault case
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Survivors' groups call for change after suspended sentence in Cork domestic assault case

Sep 10th 2021, 3:49 PM 23,959 Views 0 Comments

A convicted murderer was given an 18-month suspended sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife.

# domestic-violence - Friday 6 August, 2021

'It's so insidious': Ireland must follow UK and US and review domestic murders, experts say
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'It's so insidious': Ireland must follow UK and US and review domestic murders, experts say

Aug 6th 2021, 1:48 PM 13,817 Views 0 Comments

The comments come after Daniel Murtagh was found guilty of Nadine Lott’s murder earlier this week.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Domestic violence costs Irish victims €113,000 over more than 20 years – study
# Financial Cost
# Financial Cost

Domestic violence costs Irish victims €113,000 over more than 20 years – study

Jul 14th 2021, 9:56 AM 7,868 Views 10 Comments

Lost income, health and legal costs and damage to property are cumulatively costing domestic violence victims billions every year.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister

Jul 6th 2021, 9:19 PM 39,385 Views 0 Comments

TDs called for action on sexual, domestic and gender-based violence in the Dáil this afternoon.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Policing Authority expresses 'deep dissatisfaction' with Garda engagement over cancelled 999 calls
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Policing Authority expresses 'deep dissatisfaction' with Garda engagement over cancelled 999 calls

Jun 24th 2021, 3:53 PM 9,689 Views 8 Comments

The force’s response has caused “intense frustration”.

Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response
# Computer Aided Dispatch
# Computer Aided Dispatch

Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response

Jun 24th 2021, 9:45 AM 17,953 Views 26 Comments

The garda report examined 3,000 calls and found hundreds of calls were cancelled incorrectly.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears

Jun 8th 2021, 4:46 PM 10,256 Views 0 Comments

The only bed available for him was in an emergency accommodation hostel for homeless children.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Man refused bail as court hears woman left with 'inhumane injuries' following assault
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man refused bail as court hears woman left with 'inhumane injuries' following assault

Updated May 12th 2021, 6:59 PM 62,005 Views 0 Comments

Simone Lee remains in a serious condition in hospital following the assault.

# domestic-violence - Monday 10 May, 2021

'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed
# Barring Orders
# Barring Orders

'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed

May 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,709 Views 0 Comments
  • Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes
  • One domestic abuse survivor says people who breach barring orders should be automatically jailed
  • NGOs are calling for a new ministry dedicated to domestic violence

# domestic-violence - Monday 8 March, 2021

West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
# West Cork
# West Cork

West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000

Mar 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 16,511 Views 5 Comments

The West Cork Women Against Violence Project has seen a 35% increase in calls since last March.

Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence

Mar 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 11,995 Views 13 Comments

The pandemic has led to a surge in domestic violence – but Ireland has less than one third of the number of refuge spaces that it should have.

# domestic-violence - Friday 19 February, 2021

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year

Feb 19th 2021, 9:45 AM 7,188 Views 3 Comments

Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions
# Relationships
# Relationships

Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions

Feb 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 15,096 Views 3 Comments

Two therapists have some advice for those looking to take care of their relationships on this Valentine’s Day.

# domestic-violence - Monday 25 January, 2021

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to a domestic abuse incident last year

Jan 25th 2021, 9:18 PM 15,571 Views 17 Comments

Gardaí emphasised that the current travel restrictions do not apply in the case of domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Man cut partner with pizza slicer and headbutted her following nasal surgery, domestic violence case hears
# Trial
# Trial

Man cut partner with pizza slicer and headbutted her following nasal surgery, domestic violence case hears

Jan 12th 2021, 6:40 PM 30,778 Views 0 Comments

The man was found guilty of his crimes last November.

# domestic-violence - Monday 21 December, 2020

'The tip of the iceberg': Over 5,200 extra calls to Women's Aid helpline this year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

'The tip of the iceberg': Over 5,200 extra calls to Women's Aid helpline this year

Dec 21st 2020, 11:05 AM 10,246 Views 4 Comments

Sarah Benson, CEO of Women’s Aid, said she is “very concerned” about the impact of another lockdown in January.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

More than 100 prosecutions related to domestic abuse over past six weeks
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

More than 100 prosecutions related to domestic abuse over past six weeks

Dec 9th 2020, 7:42 AM 9,816 Views 7 Comments

Operation Faoiseamh was launched by gardaí on 1 April this year.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Djokovic supports domestic violence policy in tennis following allegations against opponent
# Structures
From The42
# Structures

Djokovic supports domestic violence policy in tennis following allegations against opponent

Nov 21st 2020, 10:00 AM 7,969 Views 2 Comments

Germany’s Alexander Zverev denies abuse claims made by his ex-girlfriend.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'You will be believed': Woman beaten by step-mother for 10 years urges victims to report attackers

Nov 18th 2020, 2:51 PM 27,776 Views 15 Comments

Cora Desmond has spoken about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Bridget Kenneally.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,262 Views 5 Comments

From March to November this year, a total of 22,540 incidents were reported – representing a 14% increase.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Man pleads guilty to trying to pervert course of justice in domestic violence trial
# Courts
# Courts

Man pleads guilty to trying to pervert course of justice in domestic violence trial

Nov 12th 2020, 12:32 PM 18,528 Views 0 Comments

He was convicted yesterday in the first circuit court trial for offences under the 2018 Domestic Violence Act.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Thousands seek domestic violence support services for first time during Covid restrictions
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Thousands seek domestic violence support services for first time during Covid restrictions

Nov 10th 2020, 7:54 AM 17,547 Views 7 Comments

July and August were the busiest months for helpline calls.

# domestic-violence - Monday 2 November, 2020

Johnny Depp loses libel case against Sun publisher
# London
# London

Johnny Depp loses libel case against Sun publisher

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 10:11 AM 55,259 Views 0 Comments

The actor sued News Group Newspapers over a 2018 article which labelled him a “wife beater”.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Gardaí resume Operation Faoiseamh as 18% rise in domestic abuse calls recorded since last year
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Gardaí resume Operation Faoiseamh as 18% rise in domestic abuse calls recorded since last year

Oct 28th 2020, 7:21 AM 18,433 Views 14 Comments

Gardaí have announced the commencement of a third phase of Operation Faoiseamh.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

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

Aug 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 37,330 Views 39 Comments

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

'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
# 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

Aug 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,709 Views 17 Comments

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

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