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# refuge - Saturday 18 January, 2020

New domestic abuse refuge in Galway will allow mothers to bring their teenage sons with them

Cope Galway said one women last year had to choose between staying in an abusive household with her sons or living in the refuge without them.

# refuge - 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.

# refuge - Monday 18 April, 2016

Hundreds of migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

Survivors said they were from Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Egypt.

# refuge - Thursday 29 October, 2015

'I am a child of refugees. Had others not taken us in we all would have been killed'

Looking at the current crisis, I see myself and my parents at the time when we struggled, writes Thamil Ananthavinayagan.

# refuge - 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.

# refuge - 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.

# refuge - Friday 27 June, 2014

Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016

Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.

# refuge - 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.

# refuge - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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.

# refuge - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

US students volunteer to fix up Dublin women's refuge

The students worked with staff from the US Embassy in Dublin to give Rathmines Women’s Refuge a makeover.

# refuge - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Syrian refugees to be offered temporary residence in Ireland

Alan Shatter announced the Humanitarian Admission Programme this afternoon.

# refuge - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Ombudsman: Our treatment of asylum seekers is unacceptable

Over a third of people in Direct Provision refuges have been there for more than five years.

# refuge - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Cuts to domestic violence services are "hacking away at life-lines"

Demand for refuge spaces in Dublin is four times what one domestic abuse service can provide.

# refuge - 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.

# refuge - Monday 11 March, 2013

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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.

# refuge - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Ecuador grants asylum to Assange - but London says he WILL be extradited

The Foreign Office in the UK said that the decision “changes nothing” and the Wikileaks founder will still be extradited to Sweden.

# refuge - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Women's refuge staff ballot for industrial action in Kilkenny

The staff say they have taken the move after being told of impending redundancies.

# refuge - Thursday 5 April, 2012

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Lack of funding means domestic violence refuge lies unused

Four self-contained apartments, meant to be used by families seeking refuge from domestic violence, cannot be utilised because of lack of funding.

# refuge - Thursday 8 March, 2012

One day snapshot reveals 499 women and children living in refuge because of domestic violence

“This is not just women’s business. Domestic violence has to be everyone’s business.” – Safe Ireland.

# refuge - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Column: My soul-destroying life as an asylum-seeker

Moussa has been living in a hostel in Ireland for seven years while the Government decides if he can stay and work here. Waiting is soul-destroying, he says, as is being made to feel like a criminal.