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#Domestic Violence

# 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.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Domestic violence refuge to finally open after two-year wait

Teach Tearmainn is to open two of its six apartments – due to funding issues, it has been closed for two years.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner

5.2 per cent of women experience sexual violence from someone who isn’t their partner, the study by the World Health Organisation found.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Over 45 per cent of men are unaware of the impact of violence on women

A survey on men’s attitudes towards domestic violence revealed that just one in eight men knew a woman experiencing violence.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Poll: Should a domestic violence clause be added to immigration law? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Woman 'forced to drop rape charges' so she could stay in the country Exclusive

The woman, who is a US citizen, was a victim of domestic abuse but needed her husband to renew her immigration status.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Closure of women's refuge would throw futures of families 'into chaos'

There are plans to close the Wexford Women’s Refuge from next month because it has overrun its budget.

# domestic-violence - Friday 9 August, 2013

Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws

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

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Change in law sees almost 13,000 applications for safety and protection orders

The figures for 2012 were laid out in today’s Annual Report from the Courts Service.

# domestic-violence - Monday 8 July, 2013

Column: In order to protect the vulnerable, Ireland needs a domestic violence register

Domestic violence affects women, men, children and our elderly. Victims and their families should have the right to learn about the background of an abusive partner before it’s too late, writes Rita Harling.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Column: I was pregnant when I was beaten up by my partner

I thought I had married the perfect man but after I became pregnant with our first child he became cold and controlling; it wasn’t long before the abuse turned physical. One woman speaks about the trauma of domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 29 June, 2013

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

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.

# domestic-violence - Monday 24 June, 2013

Poll: Would you like to see Clare's Law in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see Clare's Law in Ireland?

A scheme in England and Wales allows women and their families to request information about an individual’s past.

Clare's Law protects women at risk of domestic violence

Police in Manchester have made disclosures about 52 people with records of violence offences but detectives would like more families to take up the opportunity.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 20 June, 2013

22 pregnant women looked for safety from violence - on one day

21 women were turned away from domestic abuse refuges last year as there wasn’t enough space.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

Over 3,000 disclosures of child abuse to Women's Aid last year, up 55 per cent

Women’s Aid has said that the more severe the domestic violence against a mother, the more likely as child is to be abused in the home.

# domestic-violence - Monday 10 June, 2013

Child care court reports show drug abuse, violence and mental illness

The reports are published on the Child Law Project website, which was launched earlier this year.

# domestic-violence - Friday 24 May, 2013

Victims of stalking and domestic violence to get EU-wide protection

The new law will see restraining orders obtained in your home country having the same standing in law across all EU states.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Raped, beaten, stalked: One woman’s struggle with ongoing domestic abuse

Despite barring orders, woman says she has been tortured by her ex-partner for almost a decade.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Column: Easy access to pornographic images is adversely affecting young people

Early exposure to online pornography – much of which is violent or degrading – is desensitising young people and contributing to the normalisation of rape and domestic violence, writes Joanna Fortune.

# domestic-violence - Monday 11 March, 2013

Refuge still unopened one year on due to funding issues

Negotiations are still underway between the HSE and Teach Tearmainn in Kildare over staff for a domestic violence refuge that has not yet opened.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Safety app for women to be launched tomorrow

The app is from SAFE Ireland for android phones and contains information on services available to keep women and children safe from abuse.

# domestic-violence - Monday 4 March, 2013

Domestic violence survivor wins High Court immigration case

The woman had been married to an EU national, but left him after being subjected to serious abuse. She has now won her right to stay in the country.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Domestic violence victims turned away 2,537 times in 2011 from overcrowded refuges

Calls from domestic violence services said: “It shouldn’t take days, weeks, months or sometimes years for a woman’s needs to be met.”

# domestic-violence - Monday 25 February, 2013

Young Irish women 'vulnerable to stalking and online abuse'

Women’s Aid asking Government to extend Domestic Violence Act to cover younger women who are not cohabiting but are subject to abuse.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order

The agreement will ensure that a civil protection order, such as a barring order for domestic violence, can still be enforced if the victim travels or moves country.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Column: Domestic violence is an issue we're encouraged not to think about in Ireland

Following the horrendous Magdalene revelations, can we continue to pretend to ourselves that abuses aren’t happening right here and now in our society and in our homes, asks Paula McGovern.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Charity warns male victims of domestic abuse are vulnerable at Christmas

Amen has said fathers who have separated from their abusers are often denied access to their children over the holidays.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse

The organisation said there is in increase during the holidays in direct abuse against children.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Domestic violence figures a 'sad indictment of Irish society'

More than 11,000 women and children looked for safety from home violence last year.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Women's Aid calls for review of laws around domestic abuse

The group is calling for a 24/7 on call system for emergency barring orders and for protection from cuts in the upcoming budget.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Fire, unemployment and the National Children's Hospital: The week in numbers

How old is the Phoenix Park? And how many TDs could face sanction for failing to declare pay-offs?

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Four out of five women turned away from overstretched domestic violence centres

Refuge centres for victims of domestic abuse are stretched to the limit, forcing vulnerable women and children to stay in dangerous living conditions.