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# Safe Ireland

'Nowhere to go': How the housing crisis is lethal for domestic violence victims
A report by
Jane Moore
There was an increase in the number of applications last year, along with an increase in the number of court orders being breached.
All time
'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed
Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes.
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
West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year
From March to November this year, a total of 22,540 incidents were reported – representing a 14% increase.
Thousands seek domestic violence support services for first time during Covid restrictions
July and August were the busiest months for helpline calls.
Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic
Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.
Victims of domestic violence to be offered temporary and free accommodation by Airbnb
Safe Ireland and Women’s Aid are partnering with Airbnb to help domestic violence survivors.
'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.
'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children
The legislation gives extra support to survivors.
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.”
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.
'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.
'After six years, I want to give a voice to my murdered daughter'
A major domestic violence conference kicks off in Dublin today.
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.
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.
Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.
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.
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.
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 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 figures a 'sad indictment of Irish society'
More than 11,000 women and children looked for safety from home violence last year.
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.
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.
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.