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#Safe Ireland

# safe-ireland - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'It's a stark reality': Vast majority of women in Ireland feel vulnerable because of their gender

A new study found that most women don’t feel safe taking the bus.

# safe-ireland - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children

The legislation gives extra support to survivors.

# safe-ireland - 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.”

# safe-ireland - 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.

# safe-ireland - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'The real danger to women is within their own home'

We must acknowledge that some women lives in violent, dangerous domestic situations, writes Sharon O’Halloran.

# safe-ireland - Monday 14 November, 2016

'After six years, I want to give a voice to my murdered daughter'

A major domestic violence conference kicks off in Dublin today.

# safe-ireland - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Almost 800 Irish women and children sought help following domestic violence... in ONE DAY

The figures were compiled via a one-day census taken by domestic violence watchdog SAFE Ireland.

# safe-ireland - 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.

# safe-ireland - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# safe-ireland - 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.

# safe-ireland - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

EU wide survey on violence against women shows startling statistics

The Rape Crisis Network is asking for funding to be protected in light of the findings.

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.

# safe-ireland - 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.

# safe-ireland - 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.”

# safe-ireland - 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.

# safe-ireland - 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.

# safe-ireland - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

More than 550 women use domestic violence services in just one day

Safe Ireland claims there is a double suffering for women experiencing domestic violence as they are now also feeling the brunt of cuts on statutory agencies.

# safe-ireland - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Domestic violence services at 'tipping point'

The number of domestic abuse cases against women rose last year, but Safe Ireland says that over a third more women were unable to access emergency accommodation.