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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Amen

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# mass gatherings
Government issues new guidance for places of worship to accommodate more than 50 people at services
The guidance involves dividing premises into subgrouping of no more than 50 people in each.
# Amen
'Father, release his power' - Evangelical leaders pray for Donald Trump in Miami megachurch
Trump spoke to more than 5,000 Christians at the event last night.
# mass appeal
Older people who go to Mass have better mental health, according to new Irish research
It found that those who attended religious services regularly reported lower depressive symptoms.
# Courts
Domestic abuse against men: 'He'd been kicked in the balls: he was black and blue to his knees'
There’s some confusion around where LGBT people in domestic abuse situations can turn to for help – here’s some clarification.
# Amen
'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016
Men’s domestic abuse charity Amen has released it’s annual report.
# holy row
TDs have voted to make it compulsory to stand during the Dáil prayer
Three amendments that would have gotten rid of the Dáil prayer were voted down today.
# Amen
People are divided over whether the Dáil should begin each day with a prayer
Minister Katherine Zappone says it should be replaced with a moment of silence.
# uncommon people
Robbie Keane and Olympic heroes honoured as People of the Year
The list also includes some extraordinary acts of heroism.
# Amen
Former League of Ireland striker rewarded for magnificent season in US and named in Best XI
Eamon Zayed has been included alongside Joe Cole in the NASL’s Team of the Year.
# Help
'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men
More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.
# Amen
David Guetta joined everyone in praising Hozier at Coachella last night
He can do no wrong.
# Amen
Ellie Goulding covered Take Me To Church and people can't decide if it's good or sacrilegious
The internet is conflicted.
# reaching out
Increases in domestic violence against men
A new report from domestic abuse service ‘Amen’ has shown an increase in reported incidents.
# Help
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.
# Amen
Wicklow sensation Hozier's amazing appearance on Letterman
Take me to church…
# Amen
US Supreme Court divided but the right to pray at Government meetings stays
At issue were town meetings in Greece, New York, where clergy had been invited to offer a prayer, which in the last eight years had been exclusively Christian.
# Domestic Abuse
Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him
One man told TheJournal.ie of years of abuse and of how he will be forced to spend this Christmas away from his youngest daughter.
# Domestic Violence
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 Abuse
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.
# Violence
Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned
Journalist Colm Ó Broin investigates the statistics of murder of Irish women by those closest to them – and the patterns of abuse that can lead to such tragedy.
# Amen
Hotel replaces bibles with Kindles
Guests will also be able to download books of their choice and charge them to their rooms.
Voices
Column: Abused men often don’t tell anyone. Here’s why.
Men can be victims of domestic violence too – but society seems to want this problem to just go away, writes Niamh Farrell.