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#Domestic Abuse

# 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 173,829 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 41,969 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 13,680 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 7,729 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 24,053 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 9,528 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 47,017 Views 101 Comments

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

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

First woman convicted under UK's new domestic violence laws after leaving partner '10 days from death'
# Coersive Control
# Coersive Control

First woman convicted under UK's new domestic violence laws after leaving partner '10 days from death'

Apr 18th 2018, 4:03 PM 71,564 Views 73 Comments

Alex Skeel was left “10 days from death” following attacks from his partner Jordan.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'A game of snakes and ladders': 28% of calls to Women's Aid were about abuse by ex-partners
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

'A game of snakes and ladders': 28% of calls to Women's Aid were about abuse by ex-partners

Apr 17th 2018, 6:01 AM 21,848 Views 0 Comments

A Women’s Aid report analysed the figures on the number of women who reported abuse last year.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 19 March, 2018

Opinion: 'When we ask that question – why doesn’t she leave? - we abuse again'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'When we ask that question – why doesn’t she leave? - we abuse again'

Mar 19th 2018, 9:00 AM 43,521 Views 75 Comments

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.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

FBI chief contradicts White House timeline on Trump aide Rob Porter's security clearance
# White House
# White House

FBI chief contradicts White House timeline on Trump aide Rob Porter's security clearance

Feb 13th 2018, 9:49 PM 13,756 Views 16 Comments

Porter resigned last week over domestic abuse allegations.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 8 February, 2018

White House staff secretary resigns after two ex-wives allege domestic abuse
# Rob Porter
# Rob Porter

White House staff secretary resigns after two ex-wives allege domestic abuse

Feb 8th 2018, 2:20 PM 19,488 Views 50 Comments

The White House has said Rob Porter denied the allegations.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Instead of asking 'Why didn't she leave', ask 'Why did he hit her?' - domestic violence survivor
# Emma Murphy
# Emma Murphy

Instead of asking 'Why didn't she leave', ask 'Why did he hit her?' - domestic violence survivor

Dec 9th 2017, 7:57 AM 27,025 Views 90 Comments

Emma Murphy said the gardaí involved in her case were “amazing” and she “can’t thank them enough”.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016
# Amen
# Amen

'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016

Dec 6th 2017, 11:56 AM 14,287 Views 87 Comments

Men’s domestic abuse charity Amen has released it’s annual report.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 2 December, 2017

A US plan to reduce domestic violence and murder may be rolled out in Clare
# Saving Lives
# Saving Lives

A US plan to reduce domestic violence and murder may be rolled out in Clare

Dec 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 19,003 Views 32 Comments

“There are women alive today that would otherwise have died as a result of domestic violence.”

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 30 November, 2017

TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime
# Coercive Control
# Coercive Control

TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime

Nov 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 10,439 Views 60 Comments

A major study found 31% of Irish women have experienced some form of psychological violence by a partner.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 13 October, 2017

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children
# Brigid Maguire
# Brigid Maguire

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children

Oct 13th 2017, 12:50 PM 21,510 Views 23 Comments

“I will never forget seeing my beautiful mother lying on the floor. It will haunt me forever.”

# domestic-abuse - Monday 31 July, 2017

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee
# Free Legal Aid
# Free Legal Aid

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

Jul 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 103,081 Views 69 Comments

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 24 July, 2017

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

Jul 24th 2017, 8:38 AM 13,023 Views 30 Comments

The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders

Jul 9th 2017, 7:30 AM 10,282 Views 43 Comments

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.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 3 June, 2017

How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:45 AM 15,546 Views 3 Comments

A new initiative will see this team taking a more active role with victims, liaising with them regularly and directing them to services.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders
# CONSEQUENCES
# CONSEQUENCES

Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders

Apr 9th 2017, 7:45 AM 28,871 Views 98 Comments

One of these orders was used recently for the first time in England and Wales.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse
# Allegations
# Allegations

Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse

Apr 5th 2017, 11:48 AM 31,181 Views 0 Comments

She filed to divorce her husband of nearly 10 years on 20 March, citing irreconcilable differences.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

'They were just looking for a bit of peace': Tributes paid to woman and children killed in Dublin fire
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

'They were just looking for a bit of peace': Tributes paid to woman and children killed in Dublin fire

Mar 8th 2017, 2:13 PM 35,834 Views 9 Comments

Neighbours began arriving with flowers, candles and teddies this morning.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Police were called 2,738 times about domestic abuse over Christmas
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Police were called 2,738 times about domestic abuse over Christmas

Feb 1st 2017, 8:22 AM 8,121 Views 17 Comments

The PSNI received 95 calls related to domestic abuse on Christmas Day.

# domestic-abuse - Friday 27 January, 2017

Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions
# One Step Back
# One Step Back

Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions

Jan 27th 2017, 12:46 PM 13,572 Views 46 Comments

Only three politicians voted against the proposals.

# domestic-abuse - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Gardaí make domestic abuse 'a priority' in new policing plan
# New Plans
# New Plans

Gardaí make domestic abuse 'a priority' in new policing plan

Jan 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,811 Views 43 Comments

All domestic incidents will “get immediate response by working units”.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband
# Jacqueline Sauvage
# Jacqueline Sauvage

Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband

Dec 28th 2016, 5:27 PM 41,870 Views 31 Comments

The woman in her 60s will walk free from a jail southeast of Paris where she was serving a 10-year sentence for the killing.

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Irish short film sheds light on reality for Ireland's abused men and their families
# The Black
# The Black

Irish short film sheds light on reality for Ireland's abused men and their families

Dec 22nd 2016, 10:00 PM 15,975 Views 29 Comments

Each year, over 2,000 vulnerable men contact the Amen domestic abuse service.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes

Dec 5th 2016, 1:10 PM 22,491 Views 30 Comments

A report today highlighted the devastating impact living in an abusive environment can have on every part of a child’s life.

# domestic-abuse - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of'
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of'

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:00 PM 17,577 Views 31 Comments

Many domestic violence victims go through it alone: A woman domesticly abused by her husband gives her perspective

# domestic-abuse - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it'
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it'

Dec 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 37,136 Views 42 Comments

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'

Nov 30th 2016, 8:00 PM 54,550 Views 2 Comments

The brother of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend gives his perspective.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’

Nov 29th 2016, 8:00 PM 33,032 Views 4 Comments

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a survivor, and from a partner.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 28 November, 2016

'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'

Nov 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 118,337 Views 18 Comments

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

New campaign asks: 'If you witnessed domestic violence, what would you do?'
# Bystanders
# Bystanders

New campaign asks: 'If you witnessed domestic violence, what would you do?'

Nov 16th 2016, 3:19 PM 18,026 Views 33 Comments

Around 300,000 men and women in Ireland have been victims of severe abuse by a partner – 70% of people say it’s a common problem in Ireland.

# domestic-abuse - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'The real danger to women is within their own home'
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

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

Nov 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 443 Views 42 Comments

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

# domestic-abuse - Monday 8 August, 2016

Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people
# Freephone
# Freephone

Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people

Aug 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 17,280 Views 37 Comments

A number of groups have warned the removal of public payphones could significantly impact on people who use them to call freephone numbers.

# domestic-abuse - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Canada has begun an investigation into missing and dead native women
# Aboriginal Women
# Aboriginal Women

Canada has begun an investigation into missing and dead native women

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:06 PM 19,177 Views 10 Comments

Concern over violence against aboriginal women became an issue after dozens of prostitutes went missing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and were later determined to have been victims of a serial killer.

# domestic-abuse - Monday 20 June, 2016

Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls
# Abuse
# Abuse

Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls

Jun 20th 2016, 6:05 AM 13,751 Views 27 Comments

Eight garda divisions now have cars with the kits in them, with plans to roll out the programme across the country.