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# Domestic Abuse

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'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019
Women reported being beaten, strangled, burned and raped, and there was a spike in calls during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Johnny Depp joked about punching Amber Heard in the face, court told
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
Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.
Amber Heard to begin giving evidence in Johnny Depp ‘wife beater’ libel trial
Heard will today face questioning over 14 allegations of domestic violence – all denied by Depp.
Man arrested and charged following investigation into coercive control
The investigation arose following complaints regarding multiple incidents which took place between 1985 and 2019.
There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence calls to gardaí over past year
People experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to contact gardaí.
Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months
There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.
Women report being strangled, raped and beaten as calls to helpline surge during lockdown
There was also a spike in the number of visits to the charity’s website.
'The scariest part was there was no remorse': One survivor on her experience of domestic abuse
Our reader has survived an abusive relationship and has advice for anyone else trapped in one.
'A breeding ground for abuse': Children at risk behind the closed doors of Covid-19
The second part of Noteworthy’s investigation into domestic abuse finds vulnerable children are losing out on supports and escape during the pandemic.
"I feel constantly suffocated": The domestic violence epidemic raging behind closed doors of Covid-19
The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation into domestic abuse finds that services are dangerously underfunded during the coronavirus crisis.
New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic
The adverts depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.
'They saved my life': Domestic abuse survivor urges neighbours to call gardaí if they hear violence
Jessica Bowes said many victims are “treading on eggshells” during the Covid-19 pandemic.
TV and radio ads set to be part of new campaign against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis
Gardaí have stressed that support for victims of domestic abuse victims will not stop because of the pandemic.
Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis
Women’s Aid has reported a ‘heightened state of alert’ due to the current health emergency.
'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis
The Women’s Aid 24-hour national freephone helpline is available on 1800 341 900.
State's first conviction for coercive control handed down in Donegal Circuit Court
Coercive control occurs when a current or ex-partner knowingly and persistently engaged in behaviour that is controlling or intimidating.
Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'
Under UK law, a member of the public can ask police to tell them if their partner may pose a risk to them.
Increase in number of younger men joining programmes set up to help change abusive behaviour
The Mend programme is 32 weeks long and mainly involves group sessions with other men.
One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household
The Gender Matters in Ireland 2019 report said there has been a continuation of so-called lad culture.
A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today
Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.
'I just accepted that this was how it was going to end': Victim of domestic abuse recalls horror attack
‘I just accepted that this was how it was going to end,’ she said after she was told she was going to die.
Thousands of cases of women being beaten, choked, threatened with weapons and smothered in 2018
The charity is calling for greater protections within the law system for children in particular.
Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours
Every year Aoibhneas has to turn away 400 families seeking refuge.
How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it
Most women who experience severe abuse in intimate relationships first do so when they are under 25.
'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse
The UN’s international day for the elimination of violence against women starts today.
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.
First woman convicted under UK's new domestic violence laws after leaving partner '10 days from death'
Alex Skeel was left “10 days from death” following attacks from his partner Jordan.
'A game of snakes and ladders': 28% of calls to Women's Aid were about abuse by ex-partners
A Women’s Aid report analysed the figures on the number of women who reported abuse last year.
Opinion: 'When we ask that question – why doesn’t she leave? - we abuse again'
Domestic violence conjures up images of bruises, broken limbs, the woman who walked into the door. But it rarely starts that way; it starts like so many other relationships – romantic, sweet, promising, writes Dr Carol Baumann.
FBI chief contradicts White House timeline on Trump aide Rob Porter's security clearance
Porter resigned last week over domestic abuse allegations.
White House staff secretary resigns after two ex-wives allege domestic abuse
The White House has said Rob Porter denied the allegations.
Instead of asking 'Why didn't she leave', ask 'Why did he hit her?' - domestic violence survivor
Emma Murphy said the gardaí involved in her case were “amazing” and she “can’t thank them enough”.
'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.
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.
Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children
“I will never forget seeing my beautiful mother lying on the floor. It will haunt me forever.”
Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee
The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.
Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence
The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.
Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders
The Law Society of Ireland said new legislation should cover people in relationships who are not cohabiting as well as those under the age of 18 who may be in abusive relationships.