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#Domestic Violence

# domestic-violence - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw domestic violence? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw domestic violence?

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

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Bruised eyes, torn hair and beatings: Ian Bailey's domestic violence laid bare in packed courtroom

Bailey is suing the State for wrongful arrest.

Government set to meet pressurised women's refuge about funding

‘Respond’ will meet with the Government’s Tusla agency next week.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Eminem under fire for rapping about punching Lana Del Rey in the face Slim Shady

Eminem under fire for rapping about punching Lana Del Rey in the face

The lyrics were included in a newly released freestyle.

# domestic-violence - Monday 10 November, 2014

"We have started to look a bit closer at the purple eye-sockets, the broken ribs" --- Enda Kenny

The Taoiseach gave a moving speech on the issue of domestic violence at the launch of a refuge today.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Domestic violence: Over 2,000 children taken to emergency refuges last year

Services across Ireland answered 46,137 helpline calls in 2013 — or 126 calls each day.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Lawmakers told that prostitution is sexual violence and that domestic violence is a crime

Today’s report by the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence suggests changes to the way prostitution is legislated for.

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Staff at Kerry Women's Refuge to strike over roster dispute

Management have refuted claims they are unwilling to engage in talks.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

'Failed time and time again': 46% of homeless women were sexually abused as kids

Research launched today by Simon found 92% of these women experienced high levels of violences at some stage in their lives.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

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

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

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-violence - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

A Week in the Family Court: Domestic violence applications rose by 5% in 2013 spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s the experts view.

A Week in the Family Court: 'Last night he kicked my door in. I live in total fear of my son' spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s a selection of the safety orders that appeared before the courts.

# domestic-violence - Monday 15 September, 2014

From The42 NFL hands senior roles to domestic violence experts after latest controversies Changes

NFL hands senior roles to domestic violence experts after latest controversies

The advisors will help shape policies relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge The host of MTV's Catfish is under fire for this dopey tweet about domestic abuse Catfish

The host of MTV's Catfish is under fire for this dopey tweet about domestic abuse

Nev Schulman was himself expelled from college in 2006 for hitting a woman at a party.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Sign language videos target deaf women at risk of domestic violence

Women’s Aid said it can be more difficult for deaf women to seek support.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway

COPE Galway says it has seen a significant increase in demand for its emergency accommodation for homeless people and for women and children affected by domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 6 July, 2014

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

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

# domestic-violence - Monday 30 June, 2014

Legislation being updated to help end 'epidemic levels' of domestic violence

Speaking in the Dáil last week, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that certain laws need to be updated before Ireland can ratify the EU Convention on domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 21 June, 2014

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

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

# domestic-violence - Saturday 14 June, 2014

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

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

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Why some women have "little option" but to stay in a violent home

A new census showed 467 women and 229 children received support from a domestic violence service on one day in Ireland last year.

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

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

# domestic-violence - Monday 9 June, 2014

One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy

Many women begin suffering during pregnancy.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

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-violence - Saturday 17 May, 2014

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

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-violence - Friday 25 April, 2014

Tom Meagher on Late Late Show to take stand against men's violence towards women

Jill Meagher’s husband has decided to become an advocate for a men’s movement against violence 18 months after his wife’s brutal murder.

# domestic-violence - Monday 7 April, 2014

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

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-violence - Monday 10 March, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland have a domestic violence register? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have a domestic violence register?

Clare’s Law has been introduced in the UK, should it be copied here?

Domestic violence register 'would help protect victims' in Ireland

The call comes after a scheme known as Clare’s Law was introduced in the UK at the weekend.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15

This is the largest European study on violence against women, including interviews with 42,000 women across Europe.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about GSOC (again), domestic violence and the 34th best city in the world…

'My father was a thug and a bully': Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech Domestic Violence This post contains videos

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

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

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

# domestic-violence - Friday 24 January, 2014

Women's Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend

Women’s Aid say the €5,000 will be used to cover legal fees for women who are unable to pay themselves.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Women who request abortions 'at higher risk of domestic violence'

A study in the UK shows that women who request a termination are six times more likely to experience domestic violence than women who attended antenatal clinics.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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

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-violence - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

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

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

# domestic-violence - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Christmas time 'can trigger more abuse' for victims of domestic violence

Women’s Aid is appealing for donations to help it continue to offer its helpline services.