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#Domestic Abuse

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Gardaí received 43,000 calls to respond to domestic abuse incidents last year

Mar 4th 2021, 6:30 PM 8,639 Views 3 Comments

Calls to gardaí are up 16%.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 19 February, 2021

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year

Feb 19th 2021, 9:45 AM 7,109 Views 3 Comments

Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of 'horrifically' abusing her
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of 'horrifically' abusing her

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:55 AM 63,623 Views 34 Comments

The actor said she was “brainwashed and manipulated” by the singer.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 22 January, 2021

10-year sentence following coercive control trial 'sends a strong message' to other women
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

10-year sentence following coercive control trial 'sends a strong message' to other women

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:15 AM 20,558 Views 19 Comments

The woman, who is the man’s former partner, said she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial
# Daniel Kane
# Daniel Kane

Man jailed for abuse of partner in State's first coercive control conviction following a trial

Jan 21st 2021, 12:21 PM 28,905 Views 0 Comments

The woman told the court she “might be dead or in a vegetative state” if doctors and gardaí had not intervened.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions
# Level 5
# Level 5

Domestic abuse supports still available during latest sets of Covid restrictions

Dec 27th 2020, 1:51 PM 8,280 Views 7 Comments

Domestic abuse can be something other than physical: it can mean you’re isolated from friends or control is taken over your personal items.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Three police officers shot dead in France while responding to domestic abuse case
# Puy-de-dome
# Puy-de-dome

Three police officers shot dead in France while responding to domestic abuse case

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 8:38 AM 52,267 Views 24 Comments

The suspect has since been found dead.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 21 December, 2020

'The tip of the iceberg': Over 5,200 extra calls to Women's Aid helpline this year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

'The tip of the iceberg': Over 5,200 extra calls to Women's Aid helpline this year

Dec 21st 2020, 11:05 AM 10,203 Views 4 Comments

Sarah Benson, CEO of Women’s Aid, said she is “very concerned” about the impact of another lockdown in January.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Operation Faoiseamh continues as 14% rise in domestic abuse incidents reported since last year

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 12,247 Views 5 Comments

From March to November this year, a total of 22,540 incidents were reported – representing a 14% increase.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Thousands seek domestic violence support services for first time during Covid restrictions
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Thousands seek domestic violence support services for first time during Covid restrictions

Nov 10th 2020, 7:54 AM 17,496 Views 7 Comments

July and August were the busiest months for helpline calls.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 2 November, 2020

Johnny Depp loses libel case against Sun publisher
# London
# London

Johnny Depp loses libel case against Sun publisher

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 10:11 AM 55,177 Views 0 Comments

The actor sued News Group Newspapers over a 2018 article which labelled him a “wife beater”.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5
# Reach Out
# Reach Out

Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:19 AM 8,800 Views 17 Comments

The charity said that the number of calls it responded to rose significantly during the first lockdown.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Aug 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 36,761 Views 39 Comments

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill has said there is still a lot of stigma when it comes to speaking publicly about domestic and sexual abuse.

'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019

Aug 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,494 Views 17 Comments

Women reported being beaten, strangled, burned and raped, and there was a spike in calls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 24 July, 2020

Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told
# Libel Trial
# Libel Trial

Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told

Updated Jul 24th 2020, 6:45 PM 26,990 Views 0 Comments

Johnny Depp has strongly denied allegations of domestic violence against Amber Heard.

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Jul 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,569 Views 1 Comment

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 20 July, 2020

Amber Heard to begin giving evidence in Johnny Depp ‘wife beater’ libel trial
# London
# London

Amber Heard to begin giving evidence in Johnny Depp ‘wife beater’ libel trial

Jul 20th 2020, 8:29 AM 14,461 Views 0 Comments

Heard will today face questioning over 14 allegations of domestic violence – all denied by Depp.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Man arrested and charged following investigation into coercive control
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Man arrested and charged following investigation into coercive control

Jun 20th 2020, 11:46 AM 59,332 Views 0 Comments

The investigation arose following complaints regarding multiple incidents which took place between 1985 and 2019.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence calls to gardaí over past year
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence calls to gardaí over past year

Jun 9th 2020, 8:05 AM 7,503 Views 8 Comments

People experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to contact gardaí.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 1 June, 2020

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months

Jun 1st 2020, 12:31 PM 15,912 Views 22 Comments

There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 29 May, 2020

Women report being strangled, raped and beaten as calls to helpline surge during lockdown
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Women report being strangled, raped and beaten as calls to helpline surge during lockdown

May 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 24,732 Views 24 Comments

There was also a spike in the number of visits to the charity’s website.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse

May 14th 2020, 7:25 AM 20,989 Views 6 Comments

Our reader has survived an abusive relationship and has advice for anyone else trapped in one.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19
# Trapped With Tormentors
# Trapped With Tormentors

'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19

Apr 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 31,053 Views 10 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 20 April, 2020

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19
# Trapped With Tormentors
# Trapped With Tormentors

"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19

Apr 20th 2020, 6:35 AM 64,263 Views 13 Comments

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation into domestic abuse finds that services are dangerously underfunded during the coronavirus crisis.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic

Apr 15th 2020, 7:33 AM 16,472 Views 6 Comments

The adverts depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'They saved my life': Domestic abuse survivor urges neighbours to call gardaí if they hear violence
# Jessica Bowes
# Jessica Bowes

'They saved my life': Domestic abuse survivor urges neighbours to call gardaí if they hear violence

Apr 11th 2020, 11:10 AM 89,954 Views 54 Comments

Jessica Bowes said many victims are “treading on eggshells” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 10 April, 2020

TV and radio ads set to be part of new campaign against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis
# Operation Faoisimh
# Operation Faoisimh

TV and radio ads set to be part of new campaign against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 10th 2020, 12:25 PM 19,639 Views 42 Comments

Gardaí have stressed that support for victims of domestic abuse victims will not stop because of the pandemic.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis
# Reassurances
# Reassurances

Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Apr 1st 2020, 8:51 AM 31,807 Views 48 Comments

Women’s Aid has reported a ‘heightened state of alert’ due to the current health emergency.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 19 March, 2020

'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis

Mar 19th 2020, 8:32 AM 68,588 Views 36 Comments

The Women’s Aid 24-hour national freephone helpline is available on 1800 341 900.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

State's first conviction for coercive control handed down in Donegal Circuit Court
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

State's first conviction for coercive control handed down in Donegal Circuit Court

Feb 12th 2020, 8:27 AM 31,298 Views 15 Comments

Coercive control occurs when a current or ex-partner knowingly and persistently engaged in behaviour that is controlling or intimidating.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'

Jan 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,078 Views 37 Comments

Under UK law, a member of the public can ask police to tell them if their partner may pose a risk to them.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Increase in number of younger men joining programmes set up to help change abusive behaviour
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Increase in number of younger men joining programmes set up to help change abusive behaviour

Jan 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,813 Views 30 Comments

The Mend programme is 32 weeks long and mainly involves group sessions with other men.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 25 November, 2019

One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household
# Gender Norms
# Gender Norms

One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household

Nov 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 22,827 Views 48 Comments

The Gender Matters in Ireland 2019 report said there has been a continuation of so-called lad culture.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 20 May, 2019

A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today

May 20th 2019, 1:23 PM 173,035 Views 69 Comments

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'I just accepted that this was how it was going to end': Victim of domestic abuse recalls horror attack
# Dublin
# Dublin

'I just accepted that this was how it was going to end': Victim of domestic abuse recalls horror attack

Apr 16th 2019, 10:26 PM 41,893 Views 35 Comments

‘I just accepted that this was how it was going to end,’ she said after she was told she was going to die.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Thousands of cases of women being beaten, choked, threatened with weapons and smothered in 2018
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

Thousands of cases of women being beaten, choked, threatened with weapons and smothered in 2018

Apr 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,647 Views 32 Comments

The charity is calling for greater protections within the law system for children in particular.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 5 April, 2019

Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours
# Aoibhneas
# Aoibhneas

Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours

Apr 5th 2019, 9:20 AM 7,672 Views 6 Comments

Every year Aoibhneas has to turn away 400 families seeking refuge.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 14 February, 2019

How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it
# Too Into You
# Too Into You

How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it

Feb 14th 2019, 6:20 AM 24,034 Views 60 Comments

Most women who experience severe abuse in intimate relationships first do so when they are under 25.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse
# Violence Against Women
# Violence Against Women

'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse

Nov 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,489 Views 67 Comments

The UN’s international day for the elimination of violence against women starts today.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Domestic abuse against men: 'He'd been kicked in the balls: he was black and blue to his knees'
# Courts
# Courts

Domestic abuse against men: 'He'd been kicked in the balls: he was black and blue to his knees'

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 AM 45,991 Views 101 Comments

There’s some confusion around where LGBT people in domestic abuse situations can turn to for help – here’s some clarification.

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