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#Domestic Abuse

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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 18,050 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.

'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 543 Views 42 Comments

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

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 17,295 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.

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 19,206 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.

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 13,775 Views 27 Comments

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

Taoiseach says men who beat women are not 'macho' and should be ashamed
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

Taoiseach says men who beat women are not 'macho' and should be ashamed

Jun 15th 2016, 12:52 PM 12,680 Views 77 Comments

Women’s Aid received 22,341 reports of domestic abuse against women and children in 2015.

New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'
# Cuan Alainn
# Cuan Alainn

New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'

Apr 27th 2016, 2:17 PM 9,479 Views 15 Comments

The centre closed in December due to lack of funding.

Men who hit their partners function differently to criminals
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Men who hit their partners function differently to criminals

Apr 18th 2016, 6:10 AM 21,990 Views 68 Comments

A new study will have a major impact on understanding men who abuse their partners.

'Broken arms, broken jaws, fingers badly bruised': Nurses describe domestic violence victim injuries
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'Broken arms, broken jaws, fingers badly bruised': Nurses describe domestic violence victim injuries

Dec 26th 2015, 8:30 AM 22,658 Views 44 Comments

Nurses say it can be upsetting to see the same woman come back multiple times with injuries, knowing she’s in trouble.

'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men
# Help
# Help

'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men

Dec 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 37,142 Views 140 Comments

More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.

Floyd Mayweather’s biographer on his legacy and why he continues to deny domestic abuse
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Floyd Mayweather’s biographer on his legacy and why he continues to deny domestic abuse

Dec 20th 2015, 10:00 AM 24,257 Views 12 Comments

Tris Dixon chats to The42 about his book on the controversial American boxer.

Pauline Tully describes being stabbed 13 times on Christmas Eve by garda-killer husband
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Pauline Tully describes being stabbed 13 times on Christmas Eve by garda-killer husband

Dec 5th 2015, 2:44 PM 35,280 Views 176 Comments

Pearse McAuley is now serving 12 years for the attack on Pauline Tully.

Jerry McCabe-killer's sentence for 'vicious' attack was too light, says Mary Lou
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Jerry McCabe-killer's sentence for 'vicious' attack was too light, says Mary Lou

Dec 4th 2015, 3:37 PM 22,559 Views 144 Comments

The convicted garda killer was handed a 12-year jail term for attacking his ex-wife last Christmas Eve.

"It was quite a picture": Woman knocked unconscious for two days by ex-partner
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

"It was quite a picture": Woman knocked unconscious for two days by ex-partner

Oct 23rd 2015, 6:29 PM 54,890 Views 59 Comments

Colleen Higgins’ ex-partner helped her take a selfie of her injuries.

Parents of woman shot by boyfriend say Garda Golden 'laid down his life' for her
# Omeath
# Omeath

Parents of woman shot by boyfriend say Garda Golden 'laid down his life' for her

Oct 14th 2015, 10:16 AM 19,387 Views 84 Comments

“There are no words to express our gratitude for his bravery, we are forever in his debt.”

He locked the door, pointed the knife at me and said 'You’re not going anywhere'
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

He locked the door, pointed the knife at me and said 'You’re not going anywhere'

Oct 6th 2015, 2:01 PM 26,147 Views 36 Comments

Women’s Aid will field calls 24 hours a day from 2016 onwards.

'I'm not the pink elephant in the room': Chris Brown wants to talk about domestic violence
# Australia
# Australia

'I'm not the pink elephant in the room': Chris Brown wants to talk about domestic violence

Sep 30th 2015, 11:50 PM 18,394 Views 44 Comments

The singer assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged
# Opinion
# Opinion

Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged

Sep 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 392 Views 119 Comments

‘We need to try and understand other people’s perspectives and create a space to speak instead of silencing those who need to.’

"Women were cut with knives, stabbed, spat on, punched, slapped, kicked, held down and choked."
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

"Women were cut with knives, stabbed, spat on, punched, slapped, kicked, held down and choked."

Jun 18th 2015, 9:14 AM 20,322 Views 102 Comments

There were 16,464 disclosures of domestic abuse in Ireland last year – over 45 a day.

Female journalists who criticised Mayweather over domestic violence say they were banned from fight
# Retaliation
# Retaliation

Female journalists who criticised Mayweather over domestic violence say they were banned from fight

May 3rd 2015, 12:36 PM 25,821 Views 50 Comments

The boxer has pleaded guilty to two allegations of violence against women, including hitting his ex-girlfriend in front of their children.

'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'

Mar 30th 2015, 7:25 AM 21,181 Views 70 Comments

Ireland’s legal system is failing women “at every level” according to new research.

"Being attacked by a woman is nothing to be ashamed of"
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

"Being attacked by a woman is nothing to be ashamed of"

Mar 13th 2015, 8:56 AM 15,072 Views 57 Comments

Ken Gregory had scalding water poured on him by his wife.

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped

Jan 15th 2015, 8:47 AM 20,354 Views 53 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw domestic violence?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw domestic violence?

Nov 15th 2014, 10:42 AM 18,451 Views 90 Comments

A Swedish social experiment showed all but one person ignoring it. Would you?

Opinion: Psychological and emotional abuse should be recognised as crimes
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Opinion: Psychological and emotional abuse should be recognised as crimes

Nov 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,737 Views 88 Comments

Abuse within intimate relationships is complex and can take different forms that simply physical violence – legislation needs to recognise that.

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

Oct 16th 2014, 11:58 AM 4,305 Views 17 Comments

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse

Sep 24th 2014, 6:17 PM 7,132 Views 20 Comments

Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help
# Abusive Relationship
# Abusive Relationship

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Sep 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 571 Views 20 Comments

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

Floyd Mayweather sees the Ray Rice assault case differently to a lot of other people
# Ray Rice
From The42
# Ray Rice

Floyd Mayweather sees the Ray Rice assault case differently to a lot of other people

Sep 10th 2014, 12:27 PM 7,499 Views 10 Comments

“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households also. It’s just not caught on video.”

Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence?
# Help
# Help

Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence?

Jul 6th 2014, 8:45 AM 13,669 Views 38 Comments

One man told AMEN that his relation was sleeping in a park as he couldn’t find shelter due to domestic abuse.

Opinion: 'On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times'
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Opinion: 'On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times'

Jun 21st 2014, 7:00 PM 257 Views 57 Comments

In my opinion, all victims of domestic abuse should be encouraged to approach the Gardai – regardless of gender.

Violence in the home: "It was always the fear that this person was going to kill me"
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Violence in the home: "It was always the fear that this person was going to kill me"

Jun 14th 2014, 10:00 AM 7,010 Views 57 Comments

“It’s easy to judge if you’re on the outside,” said abuse survivor Mary.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 10th 2014, 10:50 PM 15,827 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.

467 women and 229 children received domestic abuse support in just one day last year
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

467 women and 229 children received domestic abuse support in just one day last year

Jun 10th 2014, 10:32 AM 4,635 Views 84 Comments

SAFE Ireland says that women and children are made homeless by domestic abuse.

One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy

Jun 9th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,147 Views 66 Comments

Many women begin suffering during pregnancy.

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth
# Take Care
# Take Care

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

May 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 8,619 Views 8 Comments

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?
# Abuse
# Abuse

Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?

May 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 103 Views 39 Comments

In Ireland, as with most social issues, we treat the matter of domestic violence as a pariah topic that occasionally gets an airing. It’s just not good enough.

Tom Meagher: To say the words 'my wife is missing' really just guts you
# Violence
# Violence

Tom Meagher: To say the words 'my wife is missing' really just guts you

Apr 26th 2014, 1:09 PM 31,514 Views 35 Comments

Jill Meagher’s husband says he will always hate his wife’s killer, Adrian Bayley.